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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eric Prydz - Call On Me

As one of my favorite followers Angie put it: unst unst unst unst wicky wicky - yeah, those are DJ sounds. It's Techno Tuesday! Eric here is a Swedish DJ and producer that is living in London, England. His surname has caused a bit of a stir in terms of pronunciation. It's actually "prids" but his stage name alias is Pryda or (pride-ah). So yeah, call him whatever you want. It's all up in the air. It was in 2004 when Prydz got his big break. And wouldn't you know it - it's on the song and album I'm showing you guys today! How lucky for you! It's a beefed up remix of Stevie Winwood's "Valerie". And I know all you guys know Stevie. He made hit after hit after hit. Okay, maybe not that many - but I do need to review him soon. This mixtape album sold over 4.5 million copies on Europe. Crazy big numbers for a 5 track mix of the same song. Part of the current success of this song is brought forth by the YouTube music video. The video is a provocative music video featuring an aerobics class of 1980's style leotard-clad women and a sole man. They are performing a series of sexually suggestive gym routines - which obviously gets a lot of attention all around the world. I found the video to be more funny than "hot" or whatever other word you'd care to use there. It's a nice play on even such current lame exercise videos like Shake Weight. Prydz has a huge fear of flying and until recently, never played a show outside of Europe. Still no plans to come to the US that I can see, but maybe one day he'll cross the pond. You really need to check this out today. If you liked the Winwood track, this is a fun listen.

1. Call On Me (Prydz vs Retarded Funk Mix)
2. Call On Me (Radio Edit)
3. Call On Me (Filterheadz Remix)
4. Call On Me (JJ Stockholm Club Remix)
5. Call On Me (Red Kult Dub Pass 2 Mix)

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Call On Me (Funk Mix)
2. Call On Me (Radio Edit)
3. Call On Me (Red Kult)

3.75 out of 5 stars

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