Eric Sheridan Prydz (born July 19, 1976) is a Swedish DJ and producer based in London, United Kingdom. The pronunciation of his surname is often questioned; it is pronounced "prids", but when under his alias, Pryda, it is pronounced "pride-ah". On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, where Prydz placed at #30. Until recently, Prydz had only played shows in and around Europe as he has a fear of flying. In December 2008, Prydz was forced to cancel several dates in Australia and New Zealand after panic attacks prevented him from boarding the outbound flight.
On Armin van Buuren's radio show "A State of Trance" in February 2011, it was announced that Prydz recently became a father.