Is Eric Prydz’s “Opus” The Next “Strobe” By Deadmau5?
Legendary electronic music icon Eric Prydz closed out EDC Vegas 2015 with a brand new 9 minute track: “Opus” and it’s been all the rave since. It’s seriously epic, from the drawn out intro and buildup, to the euphoric melody, this is one of the more memorable electronic songs I’ve heard in a while.
I’ve basically had it on repeat for a couple hours now – switching between this and Deadmau5‘ “Strobe” because it reminded me of it and I know some of you will say this is a blatant rip on it, so we’ll mention it. Are there similarities? Sure – mostly that they both make me feeeeeeeeel.
So. Many. Feels.
They’ve always had similar styles at times, no doubt about it. Just very clear here. Especially around ~3:40 mark in mau5 and ~1:00 in Prydz the comparisons really begin. You can hear similar instruments and notes, but different melody and tempo. I love that this reminds me of “Strobe” because it’s such a rare comparison. Both artists have forever cemented a place in electronic music history, and it’s awesome to see that Prydz is able to release such an anthem so far into his career.
Anyway, enough about comparing two awesome songs. “Opus” is officially out July 27th, but that won’t stop anyone from listening to it over and over starting right now. Check out the live version as well as “Strobe” below.