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!
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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.
Must Watch: Pretty Lights Live Band Light Show Debut at Red Rocks video and new song “Give Your Love Away “Posted in Bangin, News, Video by nick | Tags: 2013, Laser Show, Light Show, Live Band, pretty lights, Production, Recap, Red Rocks, Video
Pretty Lights played his annual 2 night Red Rocks concerts this summer, yet this year changed things significantly by introducing the world to his full live band that accompanied him while playing to alongside a jaw dropping fully custom light and laser show and he just released an official video recap featuring a new song. The group features his past drummer Adam Deitch who is currently also drumming for Break Science and Lettuce. The group also features keyboardist Brian Coogan (New Orleans All-Star), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science), Scott Flynn (John Brown’s Body) and on trombone and Eric Bloom (Lettuce). Both Deitch and Coogan played extensively on Pretty Lights recent incredible album A Color Map of the Sun
It was really a truly unique and amazing experience to witness live music and electronic music fused together like never before. The stage was structured to highlight 4 sections for the live musicians and Derick in them middle acting as the conductor for the revolutionary combination elements. In the words of Derek himself:
My dream has come true. I will be hitting the road for my 2013 fall tour with a FULL, AWESOME LIVE BAND! We will be fusing new, hot production with the live band’s gritty old school hip-hop soul break styles in a way that production and a live band have never been heard together before. “
This recap is done to the soundtrack of “Give Your Love Away”, a brand new Pretty Lights tune, that is great.
Pretty Lights – Give Your Love Away (Red Rocks 2013 Recap) | Download Free A Color Map of the Sun Album
[BREAKING NEWS] Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Dada Life and Above & Beyond to play in Colorado for New Years Eve at Decadence Music FestivalPosted in Bangin, Events, News by nick | Tags: Above & Beyond, Bassnectar, Colorado, Dad Life, Decadence, Decadence 2013, New Years Eve, pretty lights
Yes you read that, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Dada Life and Above & Beyond have all teamed up to play in Denver, Colorado for New Years at Decadence Music Festival put on by the good people at Triad Dragons who are responsible for the 3 day Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks annually. So far those are the only 4 acts that are confirmed, but we have heard rumors of some other pretty big names.
Colorado fans should be freaking out about now to see Pretty Lights returning home for New Years after spending last year in New York. He will be playing on the festivals “Illumination Arena” which should most likely contain several of the Pretty Lights Music cast.
This festival boasts 2 huge stages at the massive Colorado Convention Center over December 30th and 31st.
You can buy early bird tickets this Friday, October 4th at 10am MST available through the Decadence Website Here
More details on lineup and everything else will be updated as they come in.
Pretty Lights releases Break Science – “Breath Of Space” (feat. Sonya Kitchell) from new album [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill by nick | Tags: Break Science, Downtempo, Electro Soul, pretty lights, Pretty Lights Music
Break Science releases their second single “Breath of Space” from their upcoming album Seven Bridges coming out through Pretty Lights’s record label Pretty Lights Music for free download October 1st. The song shows the the duo venturing into some extra chill territory featuring some awesome vocals from singer Sonya Kitchell. Briefly speaking with the duo let us know they were drawing inspiration from DJ Shadow and RJD2 while trying to give it their own modern spin. The trap styled 808 section at the end adds an unexpected surprise that couldn’t have ended the track any better. Grab the free download and make sure to grab the full album October 1st.
Break Science -Breath Of Space (Ft. Sonya Kitchell) | Free Download | Direct Download
Pretty Lights – Around the Block (Ft. Talib Kweli) (Datsik Remix) : Official Dubstep Remix [Free Download]Posted in Bangin by nick | Tags: Bass Music, Datsik, Dubstep, pretty lights, Remix, Talib Kweli
Pretty Lights has been seeing huge success from his recent studio album A Color Map of the Sun. The lead single “Around the Block” featuring rapper Talib Kweli got a seemingly random official remix from Datsik. The Canadian bass king manages to inject the song full of his signature aggressive edge. The remix stemmed from Datsik continuouslly playing out Pretty Lights tracks live and becoming friends with Derrick. The remix is now available for free. Enjoy!
Pretty Lights – Around the Block (Ft. Talib Kweli) (Datsik Remix) | Direct Download
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The long wait is over, we finally get the next full length album from Pretty Lights, the musical project of Colorado based Derek Vincent Smith. A Color Map of the Sun takes a completely different approach to music creation. Derek went across the country working with incredible muscians recording his own collection of vinyls. He then he used his collection of vinyls to sample from to give his signature electronic twist. The result is an true work of art from start to finish. The amount of emotion and soul contained in this album is unlike any other electronic album I have heard, besides possibly Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. It is an album after listening to the full thing, I immediately find myself wanting to play it from the beginning again. This is something that will stand the test of time and gain Pretty Lights an even larger fan base.
Like all of his music he has made it the entire thing available completely for free. But he has also printed hard copies on CD and Vinyl, which are available here. He has also made it available on iTunes and Beatport.
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun | Download For Free | iTunes
Win a signed copy of Pretty Lights New double disc Album and tickets to see him live at Red Rocks [GIVEAWAY]Posted in Bangin, Contests, Events, News by nick | Tags: A Color Map of the Sun, Contest, New Album, pretty lights, Red Rocks, Ticket Giveaway
Pretty Lights has been hard at work on his latest full length album A Color Map of the Sun set to release next week on July 2nd. You can now listen to the record in it’s entirety at www.prettylightsmusic.com and can watch “Around the Block (Ft. Talib Kweli)” from the album here. We got our hands on some signed copies of the double disc album to give away. I was lucky enough to get an early listen of the release, and I could easily call it one of the best albums of the year.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to hear A Color Map of the Sun LIVE at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday August 16th. This highly anticipated sold out show show also features guests Talib Kweli and Blue Sky Black Death.
RED ROCKS / ALBUM GIVEAWAY
Grand Prize (1 winner picked): Pair of 2 tickets to for Friday August 17th Pretty Lights at Red Rocks + A Color Map of the Sun Double Disc CD
Runner Up Prize (1 winners picked): 1 Copy of A Color Map of the Sun Double Disc CD
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Pretty Lights just let loose a full album stream of his newest highly anticipated album ‘A Color Map of the Sun’ that is set to release July 2nd. There is nothing quite like Pretty Lights. It is almost surreal to finally be able to hear the whole thing. Derrick actually traveled across the country recording musicians and turned those samples to vinyls and then sampled his own personal vinyl collection. He is releasing all the vinyl he samples as a second disc apart of the release. Listen to it in it’s entirety below. Full review coming Monday. You can also pre-order the double disc vinyl and CD version of the album though his website hereMake sure to come back on July 2nd when this masterpiece is finally released. Enjoy.
UPDATE : DOWNLOAD NOW AVAILABLE HERE
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun | Download Available Now
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun Track-Listing
A Color Map of the Sun - CD 1
- Color of my Soul
- Press Pause
- Let’s Get Busy
- Around The Block
- Yellow Bird
- Go Down Sunshine
- So Bright
- Vibe Vendetta
- Done Wrong
- One Day They’ll Know
- Always All Ways
- My Only Hope
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 have grown a lot since, but the original goal has stayed the same, making it easier for you to discover sick new music you have 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 Thissongissick, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and other fresh genres to a worldwide following that now reaches millions of music lovers over 110+ countries, every single month. Make yourself at home, enjoy countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears.Enjoy!