Events | Pretty Lights | Chicago | September 23 & 24

Posted by on September 22, 2016


Legendary producer and performer, Pretty Lights, is set to take over the city of Chicago this weekend… and we couldn’t be more excited. Derek Vincent Smith, more commonly known as Pretty Lights, will be accompanied by a full band to perform back to back nights at First Merit Bank Pavilion. The nights in Chicago are a part of the “An Episodic Festival” tour series which consists of multi-day events throughout the rest of summer and fall. This tour entails a full touring band with Derek himself front and center. Other stops for this series include New Hampshire, Nashville, Colorado and Telluride. To learn more about the “An Episodic Festival” series click HERE:

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For both of the nights in Chicago, Derek has arranged for many opening performances; On Friday he is bringing out Emancipator, Manic Focus, SunSquabi, and Statik. On Saturday he is bringing out Tipper (Twilight Set), The Grouch & Eligh, G Jones, and Cofresi… All great musicians that are sure to put on an unforgettable show.

2-day passes as well as single day passes are on sale HERE


Albums, Electronic | Pretty Lights – Full Album Preview – A Color Map of the Sun

Posted by on June 26, 2013


I get the feeling Pretty Lights is very excited about his latest album, A Color Map of the Sun, and everything that comes along with it, including the vinyl, the apparel, and the documentary about the making of the album. Quite frankly I’m stoked on it as well, which is why I’m providing you eager listeners with the the full album stream to keep you at bay until the album drops July 2nd. Pre-order it and you can get it a day early along with 3 bonus tracks, because you really can never get enough Pretty Lights.

Pre-order the album here.

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Electro | Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli – Around The Block

Posted by on April 15, 2013


Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights has been quiet on the release front lately, but only because he is getting set to release his 4th artist album “A Color Map of the Sun” on July 2nd. One of the hardest working and most generous guys in the industry, he has made a name for himself with a stunning live show and a compliment of free downloads that always puts all of his music directly into the hands of his fans free of charge.

His unique blend of funk, soul, electro, and hip hop has made him a favorite of fans across genres. Tonight, free of charge of course, he released the first single off of the album “Around the Block”, featuring Talib Kweli. The track has the gritty soul that you expect from a PL track and mixed with Talib Kweli’s smooth bars, it is an outstanding first look at what we can expect July 2nd. You can pre-order the album now in physical copy on his website in packages of other merchandise, which costs money, but if there is anyone who you should pick up the CD from, it would be Pretty Lights. If your finances are not in order, then in true Pretty Light fashion, it will be available for free download on release day. After the jump, check out the teaser for the full documentary of the making of the album.

Free Download: Pretty Lights feat. Talib Kweli – Around The Block