Skip to main content

"Opus" is a prized song in the career of one of the most prolific artists in electronic music history. But to some, like future NFL Hall of Famer J.J. Watt, it's just another "where's the drop?" moment.

After hearing Eric Prydz's progressive house hit in the Arizona Cardinals' locker room prior to training camp practice yesterday, the superstar defensive end found himself asking that very question. His teammate, Dennis Gardeck, was in charge of the music and decided to pump some EDM through the speakers to "get the juice back" after returning from a stint on the team's Physically Unable To Perform list.

Watt, of course, isn't familiar with the classic prolonged builds of Prydz's music, which lend to a unique tension that can only be experienced during the iconic Swedish DJ's live performances.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Staffer Arrested After Fabricating Mass Shooting Threat to Get Out of Work Early: Report

The staffer has reportedly been charged with making a false terrorism threat.

eliminate

Eliminate and XAELO Team Up for Emotive Single, "Nothing Left"

Eliminate's latest melodic trap offering cuts deep.

"It's like dance, EDM-type stuff. But the first song, I mean, it probably took a good 12 minutes for the beat to drop," Watt said as reporters chuckled. "It took a while, but we got there, and then it picked up and it was great."

At least he didn't call it dubstep.

Luckily Gardeck was there to drop some knowledge. "It was 'Opus' by Eric Prydz. And you've got to be patient with it," said the linebacker, who returned to the field after suffering a torn ACL last year. "It is a long build. It's worth it though. It’s like a hike—the highest you climb, the more pretty the view is, or whatever."

Check out Watt and Gardeck's interviews below.

Related

Screen Shot 2020-07-28 at 2.04.53 PM

Watch Eric Prydz's Mind-Bending "[CELL.]" Stage in Action at Tomorrowland's Virtual Festival

Prydz delivered one of the festival's most memorable performances, thanks in part to his subversive new stage design.

eric prydz

Eric Prydz's Mythical "NOPUS" Has Finally Hit Streaming Platforms: Listen Now

The moment fans of Prydz have been waiting years for is finally here.

eric prydz

Eric Prydz Is DJing Just One Show In Ibiza In Summer 2022: Details

The Swedish dance music icon is returning to Ushuaïa Ibiza for an epic, one-night-only show this summer.

eric prydz factory 93 los angeles

Eric Prydz Drops ID-Filled Factory 93 DJ Set in LA: Watch the Full Performance

A YouTuber recorded and shared the full, mind-bending set in 4K resolution.

eric prydz holo tomorrowland

Watch Footage From Eric Prydz's Mind-Bending "HOLO" Production at Tomorrowland 2022

Prydz and his team once again proved their staying power as one of the electronic music industry's leading live production architects.

eric prydz holosphere

Eric Prydz Announces 2021 "Holosphere" Shows at Tomorrowland and Creamfields

Prydz's mind-bending stage production is on the mend following its demise at the hands of COVID-19.

eric prydz holosphere

Eric Prydz's Holosphere Shows Rescheduled to 2022 Due to Scheduling Conflicts

The decision to move the shows was made after Tomorrowland rescheduled to the same August dates as Creamfields.