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Pretty Lights

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Flitting between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared for club play, Colorado's Pretty Lights was the project of Derek Vincent Smith. Smith spent his high school years making hip-hop and ultimately dropped out of his freshman year at the University of Colorado at Boulder to focus on his music. He made his recorded debut as Pretty Lights in 2006 with the full-length Taking Up Your Precious Time, which he supported with gigs for acts including STS9, the Disco Biscuits, and Widespread Panic. From there, he kept up a busy release schedule for the rest of the 2000s, issuing the double album Filling Up the City Skies in 2008 and another full-length, Passing by Behind Your Eyes, the following year. In 2010, Pretty Lights went on an extensive North American tour, playing that year's Coachella, Ultra, Movement, and Electric Zoo festivals, among other stops. Smith continued touring into 2011 and also developed his Pretty Lights Music imprint, releasing albums by Michal Menert, Gramatik, and Eliot Lipp. In 2012, Smith appeared in the music documentary Re:GENERATION Music Project and began work on Pretty Lights' fourth album. Instead of sampling existing recordings, Smith worked with longtime drummer Adam Deitch, Soulive's Eric Krasno, the Harlem Gospel Choir, and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Treme Brass Band to create vintage-sounding original music that he then refashioned into the Pretty Lights sound. The results were 2013's A Color Map of the Sun, which became the first Pretty Lights album to be released physically and digitally at the same time. ~ Heather Phares & Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Pretty Lights

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    26 songs

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    A Color Map of the Sun

    8 songs

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    The Hidden Shades

    1 song

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    Only Yesterday

    16 songs

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    A Color Map of the Sun (Remixes)

    26 songs

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    Filling Up the City Skies

    27 songs

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    Taking Up Your Precious Time

    13 songs

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    Passing By Behind Your Eyes

    8 songs

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    Glowing In The Darkest Night

    1 song

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    Around the Block (Datsik Remix) [feat. Talib Kweli] - Single

    1 song

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    Around the Block - Single

    6 songs

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    Making Up A Changing Mind

    13 songs

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    Color Map of the Sun [LP]


Top Songs by
Pretty Lights

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  2.   Maybe Tomorrow
  3.   Finally Moving
  4.   Hot Like Sauce
  5.   Sunday School
  6.   Still Rockin
  7.   Who Loves Me
  8.   If I Gave You My Love
  9.   World of Illusion
  10.   Double Love
  11.   Change Is Gonna Come
  12.   How We Do
  13.   Almost Familiar
  14.   I Can See It In Your Face
  15.   Let's Get Busy
  16.   Press Pause
  17.   Yellow Bird
  18.   Around the Block
  19.   Color of My Soul
  20.   Future Blind
  21.   Electro Cali
  22.   Finally Moving Remix
  23.   Keep Em Bouncin
  24.   Summer’s Gone
  25.   One Day They'll Know
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