Published on July 19th, 2012 | by MusicAlerts0
Eric Prydz – The Hollywood Palladium
The Hollywood Palladium has been a special place for us at MusicAlerts ever since we witnessed the epic Trance Around The World 350 performance by Above & Beyond. When we heard that Eric Prydz was making his return to the US after 5 years and that Arty would be performing along side him, we knew it was an event would could not miss! I had never seen Eric Prydz play before so I had no expectation but going into the night I had seen Arty play 4 times already so he had his own big shoes to fill for this show.
The night started with Jeremy Olander, who played slower progressive house and in all honesty wasn’t catching the crowd, myself included. To me it was a little too slow and every time it was building up, he slowed it back down. Granted, opening is a tough act but some do it better than others. That being said, Prydz started the night continuing with a slower progressive style too then eventually broke into upbeat house, as well as some trance. A very versatile DJ that I believe fans of both genres would enjoy.
Personally I wasn’t as much of a fan of the slower stuff he played, but there definitely as a huge sense of relieve when he took it up a notch moving from progressive to house and got the crowd really moving. He sustained great energy throughout the rest of his set, which was very enjoyable for the most part. I would say the only disappointment was the slow start (which some might enjoy but to me felt like a waste of his set) and not hearing ‘Personal Jesus’ arguably his most popular release.
Arty closed the night starting at 2:30am, by which time fatigue caused some of the crowd to filter out. Arty definitely changed the tempo of the night and came out hard! Not entirely sure how much of this the crowd was expecting the power he was packing. I loved every minute of Arty’s set because I most definitely am a fan of his, and his talent most definitely showed that night. However, I don’t believe Arty was a good fit for such a show with the likes of Eric Prydz. I think the crowd, which was on the older side, was solely there for Eric Prydz and so when on came the Digital Punk, it wasn’t a full house, nor were they as into it. Nevertheless he did not disappoint again and I highly urge anyone who hasn’t seen him, to Go See Him!
- Misha Cavaye
Insomniac Enhanced Concert Series
The Hollywood Palladium
July 14, 2012