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Pretty Lights – 'Color Map of the Sun'

July 02, 2013

After selling out venues around the world, electronic dance music artist Pretty Lights, also known as Derek Vincent Smith, is now releasing his album Color Map of the Sun. "I wanted to make pieces of music that sounded good on a 45, or record, in the back of a record store that would make me jump up and down," Derek told Westword. "I also had sort of brief moments in time, these different moments in musical history that I wanted to emulate, not just in the style, but in the recording process." He even researched what microphones and analog hardware were used during certain time periods to achieve the sound he was striving for.  For more on Pretty Lights, go to