After much anticipation, Eric Prydz has released his first EP of 2018. A four-tracker by way of his Pryda moniker, the Elements EP serves up the sort of progressive house for which the Swedish DJ and producer has garnered worldwide renown over the past several years.
The title track is driven by a signature Eric Prydz arpeggio framed by stripped-down percussion and atmospheric elements. “Obsessive Progressive” follows with a touch less adrenaline and soft vocal chops that fit it for the opening of a set. Both “The HoaX” and “Project L.O.V.E” meet the ear more with more suspense than the tracks preceding them, each building tension with dissonant chord progressions and layered harmonies.
It will be difficult for Eric Prydz to outdo the tracks comprising his 2016 artist album, Opus. Efforts like the Elements EP afford the producer more ammunition for his nearly all-original DJ sets, although they may not prove as memorable as other entries in his now massive discography.
Eric Prydz’ Elements EP arrives by way of Pryda Recordings today, May 18th. Stream or download the EP via Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music or Beatport here.