Thursday, March 26, 2009
"Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures, and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion, and send dance floors into frenzies. What makes Pretty Lights truly different tho, is that these beats have serious soul. Derek's latest album, "Filling Up The City Skies" is a two disc, 26 track journey through past, present, and future. He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears. The album has been downloaded over 30,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the short 3 months since its release, proving that the PL sound is not only getting around, it's spreading like a virus." - Jam Base
Sorry i couldnt give you my fresh assessment of Pretty Lights, I have to get to work and im in no mood to come up with some witty critique of a sound that at times is indescribable. Seriously tho this is the hot.
If you like what you hear you can give Pretty Lights a big myspace high-five and head over to their site to download the two albums. DOWNLOAD
Pretty Lights - Hot Like Sauce.mp3
Pretty Lights - How We Do.mp3
Pretty Lights - Finally Moving