He could have ended up as dance music's Pete Best, but Eric Prydz, who got his start DJing with three buddies who went on to form Swedish House Mafia, is anything but a footnote. After scoring one of the biggest pop-EDM hits of all time with the Steve Winwood-sampling "Call on Me," Prydz made an aggressive anti-cheese adjustment to his sound. These days, he rules megafestivals with techno and house jams that are tougher, weirder and just plain cooler than his former Mafia bros'. "I don't really make music to release," he says. "I make music that I feel is missing from my record box when I'm out DJ'ing."