Pretty Lights Ignite Label

Derek Vincent Smith, better known as Pretty Lights, provided fans with a pleasant surprise earlier this month when he announced the launch of his own record label. Derek’s objectives are simple; he wants to supply his fans, and fans of electronic music at large, with free music from the artists he believes in and supports.

To that end, Pretty Lights Music will release two free EPs on January 25th, Break Science’s debut EP, Further Than Our Eyes Can See, and a new EP from Paper Diamond entitled Levitate. Down below we’ve included the lead singles from each EP for streaming.


Break Science – Zion Station (featuring CX) by WesleyAmbrecht

Paper Diamond – From Now Till….. by WesleyAmbrecht

Electronic Festival To Be Held In Mexico Over Spring Break

Beach Dog Logo


It may seem like a long ways away, but Spring Break will be here soon. If you want a brief reprieve from the joys of winter, why not head down to Mexico?

As if the sun, sand and sea weren’t enough motivation, Beach Dog Presents is looking to entice you musically as well. Beach Dog has announced its inaugural Electric Beach, an event that features Pretty Lights, Wiz Khalifa, Sam Adams, Chiddy Bang, Savoy and the White Panda.

Hosted at the Gran Melia Cancun, Beach Dog is only giving tickets away to this exclusive event through packages that include hotel rooms and access to all three days of the festival. The packages come in three styles: Gold (for $1350 per person), Platinum ($1550) and Diamond ($1750). Each package includes a three night stay in the hotel and you can get more information right here

So if you love electronic music and are feeling the winter blahs, chase them away with images of some of the best bands of the genre playing in one of the swankiest hotels in Mexico. Sounds kinda nice.


Pretty Lights Announces New Year’s Eve Shows in Chicago

Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) has been touring the U.S. and Europe, performing at festivals and sold-out shows and has just announced a 2-night New Year’s run in Chicago at the Congress Theater. Known for his visually gorgeous live shows, Chicago is in position for a special night

Sharing the bill on the 30th is Major Lazer and Michael Menert, and Holy Fuck and Tobacco will be in the lineup on the 31st.
Premiering his new video for “Future Blind,” which can be found on Spilling Over Every Side, get pumped for the Pretty Lights New Year’s shows.

Check out Pretty Lights web site where he recently surpassed one million album downloads, which he distributes for free.

Pretty Lights Continues to Shine in 2010

2010 has been quite an exciting year for a Colorado-based, down-tempo artist, Pretty Lights. The enigmatic superb producer has released 3 EPs in less than 12 months, all while touring the U.S. and Europe, including many festival appearances on both sides of the Atlantic.

The third EP in Lights’ trilogy, Glowing in the Darkest Night, was released on October 22nd. It can be downloaded for free HERE. Pretty Lights also has a slew of dates coming up, which we’ve included down below.

Upcoming Tour Dates

November 4 – The National – Richmond, VA
November 5 – House of Blues – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
November 6 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
November 7 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT – SOLD OUT
November 8 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT – SOLD OUT
November 10 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
November 11 – Boma – Columbus, OH
November 12 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI
November 13 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
November 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
November 15 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
November 17 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
November 19 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
November 20 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
November 21 – Arcata Community Center – Arcata, CA
November 23 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
November 26 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
November 27 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 28 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
November 30 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
December 1 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
December 2 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
December 3 – Telluride Conference Center – Telluride, CO – SOLD OUT
December 4 – Telluride Conference Center – Telluride, CO – SOLD OUT
December 5 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO – SOLD OUT
December 30 – The Congress Theater – Chicago, IL (w/ Major Lazer)
December 31 – The Congress Theater – Chicago, IL (w/ Holy Fuck)