Aside from producing music, Prydz also runs the record labels Pryda, Pryda Friends and Mouseville, which release most of his own music. On Pryda, he releases music as Pryda. On Mouseville Records, started in 2002, he releases techno tracks as Cirez D.
Prydz is perhaps best known for his 2004 hit single “Call on Me”, which samples the Steve Winwood hit “Valerie”. It topped the UK singles charts for five weeks and was also number one on the German Top 100 for six consecutive weeks. Although this track made him immensely popular, Eric has stopped playing it in his shows in an attempt to distance himself from the track, although it’s still a mystery why it’s even mentioned in the first sentence of this paragraph.
In some respects he has succeeded, and with his newer songs, Eric has gained recognition from both underground and mainstream fans. In 2006, he released a remixed version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”, titled “Proper Education”, with a video. Also, he was also the only artist ever to be given the go ahead to sample Pink Floyd.