One of the electro-soul pioneers, the first artists on the Pretty Lights Music label, and a past member of Pretty Lights when it was a 2 man act, Michal Menert is one of the key players in the electro-soul world. Today we are happy to present to you his latest body of work, and some of his best to date, Space Jazz the album. The 15 track album features a long list of collaborators ranging from Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Borham Lee of Break Science, Manic Focus, SuperVision, Paul Basic and many more. The producer takes the listener on a spacey, soul filled journey that should be enjoyed from front to back. We are excited to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of the full stream of the album, and you can grab a free download and also support it on iTunes.
Michal Menert is also set to play his biggest show to date as direct support at Red Rocks this Saturday with Savoy; where he is bringing out his exciting Michal Menert Big Band ensemble which is sure to have the Rocks moving like never before. If you are unfamiliar, Michal will bring out a 12 person "Big Band" to play his entire set in true live form.
Michal Menert – Space Jazz (Full Album Stream) | Free Download
Shambhala Music Festival Announces Game Changing Lineup Featuring Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Kygo, Big Gigantic, GRiZ & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: 2015, Big Gigantic, Excision, Griz, Kygo, Lineup, pretty lights, Shambhala, Skrillex, Thomas Jack
Shambhala Music Festival that is located in Salmo, British Columbia, Canada that is known for being one of the most legendary festivals has just announced it's best lineup yet and may even compete for one of the best of the whole summer. The festival seems to have expanded its sound lineup wise featuring a wide cast of headliners from Skrillex to Kygo along with Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, GRiZ, Thomas Jack, Mr. Carmack, Bakermat, Bonobo (DJ Set), Excision, Zomboy and many more! Others to keep your eye out for include Christian Martin, Coyote Kisses, CRNKN, GANZ, Haywyre, Shiba San and others. Shambhala is definitely a special festival and one you do not want to miss for all you festival goers. Grab tickets here before they're all gone.
"Two Nights Under The Starlit Skies In The Majestic Colorado Mountains"
Pretty Lights, one of the most influential faces in live electronic music, and Colorado's hero, always continues to keep his fans guessing with unexpected twists every single year. Last year he managed to work with the Colorado Symphony to have them play with him for his last two nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.. a venue he's been selling out for over 4 years now. He has headlined festivals all across the world and played in the smallest and biggest of cities. This week he has revealed some very exciting, and long awaited news, the first ever true Pretty Lights camping event. The guy has been dominating the camping festival circuit for years now, so it only made sense.
He has chosen the gorgeous location of Telluride, Colorado, and specifically the Telluride Town Park, out in the open right next to the gorgeous Rocky Mountains as close as you can get to the stars. He is set takeover the amazing outdoor location over August 28th and 29th this summer where he will be making history.
This is what Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights has to say about the special 2 day gathering:
"I've thought a lot about what a perfect place to throw a Pretty Lights concert might be, and what that actually means. I think that Telluride Town Park might be a place like that. The energy that resonates there is beyond the cusp of my own understanding but it is powerful and undeniable. I think that the seclusion of Telluride creates a real opening to focus on getting in touch.. with each other, ourselves, and the vibrations we experience as music, light, and life. PLUS the stars shine incredibly bright and the mountains are jaw dropping. These two nights in Telluride will be an awesome and historic opportunity to experience a live Pretty Lights show in what may be the perfect venue,"
You can purchase tickets to this special, extremely unique event through here on Feb 27th.
[TSIS PREMIERE] Euphoria Music & Camping Festival 2015 Lineup Is Huge Ft. Pretty Lights, RL Grime, Adventure Club, Thomas Jack & Many MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Euphoria Music & Camping Festival, Ghostland Observatory, Lineup, pretty lights, RL Grime
Austin, Texas' Euphoria Music & Camping Festival had an impressive debut last year and is back for an even more explosive 2015 with a lineup that is beyond massive for the relatively new festival. Expanding to three days, over the weekend of April 10th-12th, the festival will take place at the gorgeous Carson Creek Ranch where you can enjoy music by the water.
This year, the festival is bringing out some heavy hitters to headline, including Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, RL Grime, Adventure Club, STS9, and Thievery Corporation. The headliners are accompanied by an all star cast of up and coming as well as well established artists, including Thomas Jack, Break Science, Grandtheft, Paper Diamond, Savoy, EOTO and some insanely strong support talent cast including G Jones, The Geek x XRV, Gigamesh, heRobust, Kap Slap, Kayzo, Lane 8, Luminox, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Regulators, Sunsquabi, Stooki Sound, Supervision and Viceroy among many others.
Be sure to pick up your tickets for this exciting festival before they sell out here.
Pretty Lights is one of the most unique and exciting electronic artists around, pushing the boundaries of how the music industry works, known for freely distributing every single album / song he has every released. Well today he continues his out of the box habits by releasing not 1, but 10 songs completely for free, through someone who matters most to him, one of his fans.
While attending this year's annual Jam Cruise, which just commenced it's 13th year (for those unaware it's a long running cruise festival featuring some of the best jam acts around, and is actually the cruise that inspired Hard's Holy Ship and Mad Decent's Boat Party), Pretty Lights was catching up with some of his fans by the zen pool, one in paritcular a fan by the name of Cassie Blochinger. Together they came up with the idea that "(the fans) should be the ones sharing his music. We're the ones that help expand the knowledge of Pretty Lights and show the world just how we do."
Pretty Lights then uploaded 10 tracks, mostly new, some old, directly from his laptop to her harddrive. She has since uploaded the songs for everyone to hear, exactly what Derek (Pretty Lights) wanted.
Some of the tracks sound complete while others are simply breaks, but they all carry out that signature soulful Pretty Lights sound.
You can download all the tracks through the mediafire playlist here. We hope you are thankful for this unexepcted present, we sure are! Enjoy!
[TSIS PREMIERE] Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Premieres by nick | Tags: Break Science, Electro Soul, Free Download, Manic Focus, Manic Science, pretty lights
The holiday spirit doesn't stop as we are lucky to premiere one of the biggest musical treats all week as Pretty Lights receives an incredible remix of his classic anthem, "I Can See It In Your Face". This special remix is done by the exciting new partnership of Break Science and Manic Focus under their new project Manic Science with help from The Shady Horns for additional live energy. They do the song more than justice bringing it up to speed as the perfect tune to ring in the new year. This also marks TSIS' 3 year anniversary of premiering Manic Focus' "Mad World" remix which started our relationship with him. Have a good holiday and enjoy this soulful free download!
Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face Ft. The Shady Horns (Manic Science Remix) | Free Download
ODESZA Announce Debut Album And Release Single “Memories That You Call” : Must Hear Future Bass / Electro-SoulPosted in Chill by nick | Tags: Electro Soul, Future Bass, Monsoonsiren, ODESZA, pretty lights
The Seattle based duo ODESZA are on a fast paced path to success! They've published an endless stream of playable tunes that opened the door for a supporting role on Pretty Lights "A Color Map Of The Sun" tour before embarking on their own own headlining tour. Today the duo release their brand new single "Memories That You Call" featuring Monsoonsiren, which always comes with the announcement of their debut album In Return set for release on September 9th through Counter Records; a new imprint of Ninja Tune. The song packs all the soulful signature ODESZA qualities and showcases an even more developed sound. You can pick up a copy of "Memories That You Call" as a free download along with "Sun Models", both from the upcoming album if you pre-order your copy through either Vinyl or CD.
Also ODESZA are embarking on a lengthy country wide In Return Tour, see all the dates here
ODESZA – Memories That You Call (feat. Monsoonsiren) | Pre-Order & Download
Holy Ship 2015 Drops Stunning Lineups Featuring Skrillex, Knife Party, Flume, Pretty Lights and MorePosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: 2 Weekends, dates, Flume, Holy Ship, Holy Ship 2015, pretty lights, Skrillex, Tickets, Weekends
The traveling voyage across the Bahama's known as Holy Ship has grown into one of the most sought after music events in the world and their 2015 edition unveiled another year of madness. With the festival selling out both travel dates within 24 hours, the people over at Hard Events kick off the party on January 3rd with the likes of bass enthusiasts Knife Party, Australian house extraordinaire Flume, German techno legend Boys Noize, Colorado electro soul protégé GRiZ, trap lord RL Grime, and many more. Febrary holds an event more robust lineup with iconic producer Skrillex, house pioneer Fatboy Slim, Dirtybird founders Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, and many more. If you are unfamiliar with the fun this unique festival holds for the few fortunate enough to attend, check out the recap video from last year which we able to witness firsthand. Enjoy
Holy Ship 2015 Linep
Nashville live band Five Knives have been making moves recently and just received an official remix from electro soul pioneer Pretty Lights. The live instrumentation and vocals featured on the single "Savages" are reconstructued into a signature Pretty Lights production that is equal parts soulful yet gritty. This song is given out as a free download thanks to Red Bull Editions. Listen and grab a free download. Enjoy!
Five Knives – Savages (Pretty Lights Remix) | Free Download
Pretty Lights turned heads new and old with the release of his Grammy nominated A Color Map Of the Sun album that incorporated the revolutionary production method of recording to vinyl then sampling his own vinyl to create each track. Throughout the multi-year process it took to create the album, he ended up having quite a few b-side tracks that never made the cut. He has released a very special vinyl full of the B-Sides and more remixes from his album called The Hidden Shades in spirit of Record Store Day that took place this Saturday (April 19th). While they are only available to own through the limited vinyl release, we have the full stream for your listening pleasure.
The release features 4 new originals alongside 4 remixes of those new tracks from Odesza, Blue Sky Black Death, Emancipator and Love and Light. We had a taste of the release with "Lost and Found" alongside the incredible remix from Odesza.
Pretty Lights – The Hidden Shades | Vinyl Only
Pretty Lights turned heads of fans new and old with his revolutionary recorded grammy nominated double disc A Color Map of the Sun album last summer and has been nice enough to stream a brand new song that didn't make the cut. The song is filled with some soulful horns, drums and vocals that Pretty Lights delivers with his gritty chopped up touch.
The song is released alongside an unbelievable remix from ODESZA that is actually apart of the Divergent movie soundtrack, following up the A$AP Rocky x Gesaffalstein collaboration. Hard to say which version we enjoy more, they are both so good. Stream below and enjoy!
Pretty Lights – Lost and Found
Pretty Lights – Lose and Found (ODESZA Remix)
T he music festival SnowBall claimed its fame by bringing a ridiculous lineup of artists to perform in the mountain towns of Vail and Winter Park. Now the event has moved to a new home right in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The festival will be turning The Park at Mile High at Sports Authority Field into a winter wonderland taking place over the weekend of April 4th – 6th.
The lineup had to be strong to coincide with the move, but they have delivered. Bringing in some of Colorado's heroes Pretty Lights, GRiZ and the Pretty Lights Music cast begins to set the tone just right. Then mix in some great DJs, live bands and rappers and this sounds like a party no one can miss out on. Featuring acts Knife Party, Kill the Noise, MK, Earl Sweatshirt, Busta Rhymes, Yeasayer, Clockwork, Thomas Jack, Henry Fong, Trippy Turtle, The Floozies, Lunice, Brother Ali, Twin Shadow, MiMOSA, Kap Slap and so many more. See the Full Lineup After the Jump Below. And there are a few 3-day passes for $129.95 (or $299.95 for VIP) you can grab while still available here. Stay tuned with us and SnowBall for any lineup additions, late night parties and more info!
Full After The Jump (Click Here)
Pretty Lights – A Color Map Of the Sun Remixes (Album) : Must Hear Release With 16 Artists [ALBUM STREAM]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Mixtapes / Albums by nick | Tags: A Color Map of the Sun, Bass Music, Electro Soul, pretty lights, Remixes, Thissongissick
Pretty Lights has been one of the few electronic artists to never dive into the world of having other artists remix his songs, so when I heard that he was enlisting an all star cast for official remixes for the first time ever, for every track on his most recent album nonetheless, I almost lost it. On December 10th, the 16 track A Color Map Of the Sun Remixes album will release through Pretty Light Music for free and iTunes.
Today we get our the stream of the entire album with artists ranging from expected PLM favorites like Break Science, Michal Menert, SuperVision, Paul Basic and Elliot Lipp to unexpected bass heavyweights 12th Planet and Datsik. He has also enlisted a cast of some of the hottest new names in electronic music GRiZ, ODESZA, heRobust, Opiuo, Blood Diamonds, Culprate, Two Fresh and more. The entire release is very eclectic and gives the album a completely new spin. For those waiting to hear your favorite Pretty Lights songs in a whole new light, the wait is over. My personal favorites might have to be ODESZA’s take on ‘One Day They’ll Know’, the GRiZ spin on ‘Vibe Vendetta’ both personally competing with the originals for me. You can stream the entire album below thanks to Rolling Stone for premiering it and the Pretty Lights team for letting us feature it. Enjoy.
Pretty Lights – A Color Map Of the Sun Remixes | Stream Only
While many of us were out and about enjoying the first night of the weekend, an unexpected exchange of disses took place over Twitter between two very unlikely sources. The second show of Pretty Lights massive fall tour promoting Derek’s successful “A Color Map of the Sun” album took place in St. Louis last night and featured Fools Gold Records hip-hop lyricist Danny Brown. Danny, who is running fresh off the release of his highly acclaimed “Old” album, took to Twitter promptly after performing with these tweets:
UPDATE: After doing some digging, we’ve heard that Danny was heckled throughout his set by Pretty Lights fans. He reacted by yelling and throwing his mic into the crowd after they were unresponsive throughout his performance.
As word spread about Danny’s comments, Pretty Lights took to his fans in the wee hours of the morning to share this:
These words apparently didn’t sit well with Danny who responded by saying this about tonights performance in Nashville:
Though we are unsure if Danny Brown has officially been pulled off of Pretty Light’s Nashville bill for tonight, Derek attempted to squash the beef early this morning:
This is a very unfortunate series of events for two artists we both really respect. Sometimes combining the electronic and hip-hop worlds just doesn’t align as planned. We wish the best to both artists.
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick