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Eric Prydz Releases Track Dedicated to Fan Who Died of Cancer

All proceeds from "Lillo" will be donated to charity.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Dec 28 2016, 10:00pm

Photo courtesy of the artist

Little more than a week after Eric Prydz held two charity shows in honor of late fan James Lillo, the progressive-house titan has taken his remembrance efforts one step further by dedicating a new track—simply titled "Lillo"—to him under his Pryda alias.

Last month, Lillo, who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer earlier this year, put out a self-described "Hail Mary" via Reddit in an effort to see his favorite producer live one last time. The post spread quickly through the dance music community, and Prydz's team reached out to offer him a trip to LA for a personal show, with all ticket sales going to a charity of his choice. Lillo passed away before it could happen, but with his family's blessing, Prydz played two charity shows at Hollywood's Sound Nightclub on December 18 and 19, raising over $60,000 for the Cancer Research Institute.

In the following days, Prydz closed out the December 23 episode of his EPIC radio show with the on-air debut of "Lillo," first telling listeners, "In the days leading up to these events that we did for James, I locked myself in the studio to write a lot of new music. This track that I'm going to play to you now is a track that I've dedicated to James Lillo. It was really nice to see that so many of you guys who were there when I played this track understood what this track was."

Listen to Pryda's "Lillo" below. The track is out now via Pryda Recordings, and as Prydz states on the track's SoundCloud description, all proceeds will also go to the Cancer Research Institute.