PRETTY LIGHTS FACTS:
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado
Albums: Taking Up Your Precious Time (2006); Filling Up The City Skies (2008); Passing By Behind Your Eyes (2009)
Other: Took his name from a Pink Floyd poster.
Derek Vincent Smith is at the forefront of music's future. While still young, he developed a love of music, one that started with hip hop but quickly expanded to include electronic music. What began as a hobby turned into a career, and he dropped out of college to pursue music full time. That decision turned out well for him, as he performs before soldout crowds and runs his own music label.
Pretty Lights' music is all available for free on the web, one of the reasons his fan base expanded so rapidly, as new fans could easily access his music. Donations are suggested, but not required. This helps Pretty Lights avoid the pricey hurdle of having to clear all the sampling his work is known for. Pretty Lights skilled use of sampling from many varied musical genres is a signature of his unique sound.
Taking Up Your Precious Time arrived in 2006 on Pretty Lights' own label. Like all his subsequent albums, it went up on the web and is available for download. In the years that followed, Pretty Lights toured and appeared at a number of big festivals, including Bonnaroo and Rothbury in 2009, Coachella in 2010, and ACL Fest in 2011.
While Pretty Lights work isn't going to hit the Billboard charts, his success can be measured in other ways. His albums have been downloaded over one millions times, and shows are regularly sold out. Regular touring is a must for this indie electronic act, with shows as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the ears. Don't miss Pretty Lights, get your tickets today!
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