Eric Prydz‘ Essential Mix has already been called a contender for the best of the year. Contained in that mix was Cory Lasser’s beast “Cypher.” With a healthy dose of progressive, the track premiering on Prydz’ Essential Mix was a shock to Cory. He spoke to Dancing Astronaut about it during his feature for their “Stargazers” series:
I didn’t hear anything for a while and assumed it was lost in the millions of tracks he must have been sent. Then one Friday night as I was going out, I noticed a small uptick in my SoundCloud play counts. So I checked the “Epic Radio” podcasts, and he hadn’t posted one in a couple of weeks. My name was nowhere to be found, so I thought nothing of it. The next morning while on Dancing Astronaut I stumbled on the first article about his 2013 Essential Mix and how it was trending on Twitter. I scrolled down and saw my track and my name, and I just about lost it. I was screaming “holy shit” repeatedly to myself in my apartment and thinking that there must have been some sort of mistake. So I checked the BBC site and confirmed it. But to this day, I still can’t believe it.
Quite the beginning for the neophyte, right? Check out the full feature for more on Lasser here and peep the track below.