Swedish dance music legend Eric Prydz took to his ‘EPIC Radio’ podcast to discuss and showcase what EPIC is all about. EPIC, an acronym for ‘Eric Prydz in Concert’, is the way Prdyz sets himself apart from other more generic and repeatable concerts and shows.
“EPIC is a big scaled show that we a few years back decided to do when I was based over in the U.K. It’s basically a show based on holograms and the show has been evolving ever since we did it the first time, we never did the same show twice, so now it’s all LED-based,” Prydz told MTV News last October. “We wanted to do EPIC in America but we wanted to do it in a way where we could tour with it. EPIC 2.0 which is the upgraded version of ‘EPIC’ now it’s actually tour-able.”
In this 12th episode of EPIC radio, Prydz gives his fans a unique insight into EPIC, both in interview and example form. The man also known as Pryda and Cirez D, takes the first few minutes of the over three-hour long mix to talk about EPIC and what its all about. He then jumps right into playing one of his first EPIC live shows, taking place at Alexandra Palace in November of 2011.
“EPIC is basically a concept that me and my team came up with a few years back when we felt we wanted to take the whole live ‘thing’ to a different level, but still do it in a very different way,” Prydz said during the podcast. “For me when I was out seeing festivals and other live shows, it was all about having the biggest confetti cannons, big LED walls, etc. That’s all really cool, but we felt that I wanted to do something really different, almost like an extension of the music.”
Prydz wasn’t done there, as he then plays a few EPIC-specific tracks, including an EPIC edit of Cirez D’s Knock Out as well as a couple of unknown Pryda tracks. But, Prydz saves the best for last. He interrupts the mix about half-way through to play a previously unreleased live-set from one of the New York City stops on his EPIC 2.0 tour last year, at Hammerstein Ballroom. Give us your thoughts on the EPIC concert series, the EPIC Radio show, or Eric Prydz himself by commenting below, on Facebook, or replying on Twitter!
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