Eric Prydz out to "darken" Las Vegas with new residency
Tue 22nd Jan, 2013 News 1972 viewsin
Late last year, Swedish guru Eric Prydz moved to L.A. to stake his place in the booming North American dance market. When inthemix interviewed the producer in May 2012, he was in Stockholm, looking ahead to his first tour of the U.S. in years. Given his well-documented fear of flying, the decision to headline the Identity Festival was not one he was taking lightly. “Flying to the States for me is about a six hour flight, and I’ve done it quite a few times before,” he told us. “It’s something I can do, but it’s not something I will enjoy. It’s already stressing me out, to be honest. There’s big things happening with dance music over in the States and my last proper tour there was about 2008. But I just want to see what this fuss is all about.”
Having made that trip successfully, Prydz has picked up a residency in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, Wynn Casino announced a roll-call of over 40 residents for its clubs Encore, Surrender, Tryst and XS, with Prydz listed alongside the likes of Avicii, Afrojack, David Guetta and Skrillex. Now the Swede has announced the concept for his Vegas stint, titled Black Dice.
“Las Vegas has always been known for that glamour,” Prydz says as he strolls the Strip in the promo video for Black Dice. “We want to change things around a bit, darken things up and strip things down. I think the sound of the music I produce and play Las Vegas hasn’t really heard yet. That’s the whole idea of Black Dice as a night; it’s about pushing something new on the city. We want to do something brand new that Vegas hasn’t seen before.” Now we’re curious to know what Loco Dice, one of the outliers in Wynn’s roster, has planned too.