Genre: Dubstep, Electronic, HipHop, Soul
"Derek Vincent Smith (born November 25, 1981), better known as Pretty Lights, is an American electronic music artist.
Smith's music relies heavily on digital sampling and crosses many genres, forming a combination of "glitchy hip-hop beats, buzzing synth lines, and vintage funk and soul samples, sometimes grime.". Pretty Lights' sound is generated by synthesizing samples and organic beats using the Novation X-Station, monome and the Akai MPD32. Smith uses these digital controllers to program the music production software Ableton Live 8. Due to the sample-based nature of his music, Smith releases all his music for free with a recommended donation, in an attempt to avoid having to clear samples. When performing live, Smith uses two Macbook Pros running Ableton Live 8 and two Akai MPD32s."
Taking Up Your Precious Time (2006),
Filling Up The City Skies Disc1&2 (2008),
Passing By Behind Your Eyes (2009),
Glowing In The Darkest Night (2010),
Making Up A Changing Mind (2010),
NYE 2009 (Midnight at The Vic Theatre),
Spilling Over Every Side (2010),
Unreleased 2010 Remixes,
3 singles and wallpapers,
"We Must Go On" Official Music Video.