Pretty Lights, the infamous stage name of 32 year old eclectic music producer and Colorado native Derek Vincent Smith, has spun change on EDM culture from the beginning, making profit purely off booking shows (all music can be downloaded for free, LEGALLY!) and creating sounds from scratch.
Pretty Lights' music has gotten the credit it deserves for it’s originality in music composition, style and technique. Not only does Smith have an eccentric selection of collective music inspired from all scenes and phases of his life, but he knows exactly how to mix genres into a funkadelic style righteously branded as Pretty Lights.
If you don’t know about his music, I suggest you listen to his album A Color Map of the Sun, where you’ll find yourself pleased to hear original compositions of live music mixed into electro funk hip hop-soul. The Hidden Shades is the most recent album out which is a compilation of four b-sides & more remixes from A Color Map of the Sun.
Pretty Lights is also known for his fans (Pretty Lights Fam) & his live shows, which have sweet visuals & lights. He will be playing his 5th year at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, one of the best venues in America, on August 8 and 9.
You can keep updated with Smith on Soundcloud, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to find out more about upcoming events & albums.
By Kaitlyn Harrison