Pretty Lights Releases Incredible New Single And Music Video

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Pretty Lights, a veteran and great talent in the electronic music scene, just put out an absolute stunner. His first single of 2017, entitled ‘Rainbows & Waterfalls’, has finally been released. This track beautifully captures his signature sound and portrays a powerful story. It has grooves and ear catching rhythms that will take you beyond

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WATCH: Pretty Lights Releases New Single and Video for “Rainbows and Waterfalls”

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Pretty Lights is back with some new new!

“Rainbows and Waterfalls” have dropped on all the digital networks, and the official video is already posted, too. Don’t miss this y’all, this is Derek Vincent Smith doing what he does absolutely better than anyone else in the game right now. How genius is using “Strawberry Letter 23” as the foundation here…. WOW.

About the video…

LETTER 22 is a story of the positivity that underscores all movement towards progress and enlightenment, no matter how many obstacles stand in the way.

It is the story of a pure force of will, hidden somewhere out there, that is dedicated to revealing evolutionary truths to this universe in a systematic way.

It is the story of a visitor from another place, charged with delivering an enigmatic message; a wandering guardian, protecting a civilization that rejects the sun; and a being watching over it all, orchestrating its rhythms.

LETTER 22 is also the story of all of us, who have each, at one time or another, felt ourselves to be in possession of knowledge or insight that appears an innate, universal truth to us, but is callously dismissed by others. In such moments, it is easy to feel as though you truly are from a different planet, governed by a different sense of logic and order than this one, which used to feel so familiar.

However, in such moments we also find ourselves at a crossroads – a point in spacetime where we must choose to either succumb to these tribulations, or overcome them, and let those triumphs fuel the continued search for others who are also willing to open their eyes to another point of view.

Here’s some more about the track from the source…

“Rainbows and Waterfalls” finds Derek Vincent Smith-aka Pretty Lights-doing what he does best: blending the smooth sounds of old school funk and hip-hip with a next generation style that defies categorization. Shuggie Otis’ 1971 classic “Strawberry Letter 23” sets the foundation for the new track, which marks Pretty Lights’ first release since “Only Yesterday” dropped in March 2016. As a solo effort, it also represents a return to form for the Grammy-nominated producer, who Rick Rubin once called “the face and voice of the new American electronic music scene.”

Smith may have a well-deserved reputation for innovation in the studio, but his fresh approach to music has always been equally potent on stage. With the Pretty Lights Live project, he’s found a way to turn his electronic music shows into fully improvisational experiences like no other. It’s a unique vision that he brings to life with the help of Alvin Ford Jr. (drums), Chris Karns (turntables), Borahm Lee (keys) and Brandon Butler (keys) – a stellar group of musicians who have backed him in concert since the summer of 2016. Taking cues from early jazz musicians, Smith and his band make sure every performance is a unique adventure by injecting a healthy dose of improv into the equation. No song ever sounds the same twice.

Buy or Stream “Rainbows and Waterfalls”

YouTube – http://plmusic.pl/RWYoutube
Spotify – http://plmusic.pl/RWSpotify
Apple Music – http://plmusic.pl/RWiTunes
Amazon – http://plmusic.pl/RWAmazon
Google Play – http://plmusic.pl/RWGooglePlay

Although the Island of Light festival needed to get cancelled, the show must go on and PL is raising money for Puerto Rico at his shows. Catch the next four shows as part of his Midwest run for New Year’s Eve.

PRETTY LIGHTS LIVE NEW YEAR’S RUN
http://prettylightsmusic.com/tour

December 28: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ Too Many Zooz)
December 29: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ SoDown)
December 30: Minneapolis, MN – Snowta
December 31: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (w/ Jade Cicada)

Pretty Lights’ Puerto Rican Festival Has Just Been Cancelled

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Following the destruction of Hurricane Irma and Maria, Pretty Lights’ Puerto Rican music festival has officially been cancelled. The event was set to take place December 7-10th at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort. Aside from cancelling the festival, the Island of Light team stands with Puerto Rican’s during this difficult time. “That said, our hearts

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Pretty Lights Teases Remix of Bassnectar Track at Red Rocks

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Bassnectar and Pretty Lights are two of the most iconic DJ’s in the scene with the debatably the strongest fan bases, and this leaked remix has both PL and BN fans freaking out. At Pretty Light’s second night at Red Rocks this August, Derek supposedly dropped a remix of Bassnectar’s track Don’t Hate the 808 ft. Lafa Taylor.

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Pretty Lights Uploads The Live Stream From His Performance at The Gorge

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This past weekend, Pretty Lights made an appearance at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Washington for ‘Season Two Premiere: Episode 6.” While many of Pretty Lights’ fans were unable to attend, Pretty Lights had the second night of the event live streamed on YouTube so that all of his fans could watch the show. Going

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Pretty Lights Uploads The Live Stream From His Performance at The Gorge

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This past weekend, Pretty Lights made an appearance at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Washington for ‘Season Two Premiere: Episode 6.” While many of Pretty Lights’ fans were unable to attend, Pretty Lights had the second night of the event live streamed on YouTube so that all of his fans could watch the show. Going

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Pretty Lights Uploads The Live Stream From His Performance at The Gorge

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This past weekend, Pretty Lights made an appearance at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater in Washington for ‘Season Two Premiere: Episode 6.” While many of Pretty Lights’ fans were unable to attend, Pretty Lights had the second night of the event live streamed on YouTube so that all of his fans could watch the show. Going

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Pretty Lights Uploads 16 Rare Tracks Of His On USB 2.0

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Earlier this summer, Pretty Lights sent out USB drives to announce the first season of his Episodic Festival which kicks off in August. The USBs contained information regarding his performances on August 11th and 12th at Red Rocks Amphitheater as well as his show on August 18th and 19th in Chicago, Illinois. After his set

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Pretty Lights teases unreleased music in the new ‘Pretty Lights USB 2.0’

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Just a few months ago, Pretty Lights launched an ingenius marketing campaign— sending a select number of loyal fans USB drives filled a number of unreleased music, remixes, and posters featuring dates for upcoming performances.

Given the instant success of the initial campaign, it is unsurprising to see Pretty Lights bring out a new iteration of the scheme, “Pretty Lights USB 2.0.” The new 16 track compilation features 9 previously unreleased tracks and has been released just before his maiden Episodic Festival performance.

The playlist features an eclectic selection of hip-hop inspired music, including a remix of Wrong Platform with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. If the producer’s recent output is any indication, his flyaway festival in Puerto Rico is sure to stun.

The entire playlist can also be downloaded via Google Drive.

H/T: EDMID

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Pretty Lights opens new chapter with Pretty Lights Movement evolution

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While fans wait patiently — sometimes very impatiently — for the next Pretty Lights album that is rumored to be dropping sometime this year, Derek Vincent Smith continues to distinguish himself as one of the most groundbreaking and inventive artists of this era. Whether it is adding new features to his ever transforming live performance set up, crushing festivals like Camp Bisco and Euphoria or planning his own destination festival in Puerto Rico, Pretty Lights simply does not cease to push the envelope in terms of artistry and innovation. Now, amidst the announcement of even more stops on his second Episodic Festival, Pretty Lights has given fans a peek into his latest venture, an exciting new chapter that he and his team have dubbed Pretty Lights Movement.

In an attempt to inspire young artists and musicians, while also bringing them into an inclusive and supportive community, the Pretty Lights Music record label will take on a new form. In a post on Pretty Lights’ Facebook, fans are given the first glimpse of what Derek Vincent Smith has in store for the evolution of his ever growing family. The Pretty Lights fan base has grown and evolved with Smith throughout his career and this latest announcement is a testament to the special connection between this artist and his supporters. Details are still scarce as to what this new venture will look like but it is already a thrilling proposition to look forward to.

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