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Big Wild Shares Uplifting Genre Blending PLMovement Radio Mix

Big Wild Pretty Lights Mix

It’s just a week before starting his largest headlining tour to date, and Big Wild is making moves. Last weekend he shared with his fans a diverse, four-track “Tour Edits” pack, and just a few days ago his featured mix on Pretty Lights’ weekly radio show The HOT Sh*t is released via SoundCloud. 

If Big Wild is out to prove anything, it’s that he is as consistent as they come. Not only can he produce some of the most original, warm, feel-good tracks out there, but his song selection and mixing are always on point. All you really need to do is to take a look at the tracklist of this mix to see what we’re talking about. Being able to effortlessly weave together artists like Empire of the Sun, Justice, Diane Ross, Mura Masa, Troyboi, LL Cool J, G Jones, and many of his own tracks, is mixing at its finest.  

With his tour starting soon that includes a co-headlining Red Rocks stop with Louis the Child, it’s clear that Big Wild is on his way up, and there’s not many standing in his way. If you’re looking for something to uplift your day, give this new mix a rinse. Enjoy!

Big Wild - The Hot Sh*t Mix

Pretty Lights Announces Live Streams For His New Years Shows With Donations To Hurricane Victims

Pretty Lights New Years streams

Every year Pretty Lights puts on an incredible New Years experience. Luckily for those of us who aren’t able to attend this year, he’s decided to stream his shows this weekend in a charity effort benefiting those effected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Pretty Lights had announced a special Island of Light festival in Puerto Rico before the unfortunate disaster not only caused major damage to the local community, but forced the event to be cancelled. Now you can do your part to help out victims in Puerto Rico. The Pretty Lights shows on Dec. 28 & 29 at the Fillmore Detroit and on the 31st at the Philadelphia Fillmore will able accessible for fans to stream for free with a suggested donation option going to United for Puerto Rico. Check out the shows starting tonight on Facebook Live & YouTube, and give back if you can this holiday season. Enjoy!

Pretty Lights Shares "Rainbows and Waterfalls" As First Release Of 2017 + Video

Pretty Lights Rainbows and Waterfalls

The day has come for a new Pretty Lights single! Derek Vincent Smith has blessed us with an incredible new track “Rainbows and Waterfalls” as his first official release since “Only Yesterday” in early 2016. His last single was actually his first release in three years following his Grammy-Nominated album A Color Map Of The Sun so it's refreshing to hear new music from one of our favorites. Well the wait was well worth it, and along with this new song he’s dropped a next level new video and announced his New Years Eve shows.

Honestly, it’s rare for us to get excited about music videos, but this video accompanying “Rainbows and Waterfalls” is incredible. Not only are the visual aesthetics captivating, but the video tells a narrative of what seems to be a woman landing from space with a mysterious letter. The movie-quality visuals follows along with the song perfectly.

Pretty Lights has been busy this year with live shows as well as giving fans content to hold them over in between releases with uploads of his live flips from the Episodic Festival shows in addition to mailing fans USBs of unreleased music. This new song comes in the signature Pretty Lights sound we’ve loved for years drawing inspiration from classic soul and funk. He grabs a sample from Shuggie Otis’ 1971 track “Strawberry Letter 23” and builds his ultra smooth instrumentation around it with hip-hop percussion and glitchy sound design leading to a left-field switch up in the song incorporating some more abrasive, laser sounding synths.

In addition to this new song, he’s announced his NYE run which will include two shows at the Fillmore in Detroit and NYE at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale Oct 24 here - see dates below. Enjoy!

Pretty Lights - Rainbows and Waterfalls

December 28-29: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore * 
December 30: Minneapolis, MN - Snowta
December 31: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore w/ Jade Cicada
* 2-Day Passes Available; 12/28 w/ Too Many Zooz & 12/29 w/SoDown

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