Inspiration Fridays – Pretty Lights

One of my favorite artists Pretty Lights just released his latest album “Spilling Over Every Side” just last week and I wanted to share it with those who are into electronica. Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer Adam Deitch. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music.

His style is a mixture of glitched out hiphop, downtempo, funk, and jazz, in my opinion great music to just zone out and design to. Being influenced by a variety of music scenes, his combination of styles really makes his sounds unique and stands out from the rest.

“The sound and style that I am going for has been developing and evolving since the first time I produced a piece of music and it continues to with every new track as well. That is one thing that really excites me about music, the continual evolution of creativity in individuals and in the collective of all artists.” – Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights

“My intention was to get as many people to hear and hopefully enjoy my music as possible, I had no idea that it would actually create a means for me to make a living off of my music thru touring. I continue to give my albums away for free because I want to make an impact on the transformation of the music industry and hopefully discover a new model for lasting success and longevity as an independent musician.” – Pretty Lights

Below are some tracks off of his older albums. He releases all of his albums for free so go check out the download page and peep them all out.

For those of you in Southern California, he will be performing at the Santa Barbara West Beach Festival in September!

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