Pretty Lights

Saturday

Electronic music producer Derek Vincent Smith, known by his stage name Pretty Lights, was once described as “the face and voice of the new American electronic music scene” by legendary record producer Rick Rubin. He made his recorded debut as Pretty Lights in 2006 with the full-length Taking Up Your Precious Time, which he supported with gigs with the likes of STS9, the Disco Biscuits and Widespread Panic. In 2008, he issued the double album Filling Up the City Skies and another full-length, Passing by Behind Your Eyes, the following year. In 2010, Pretty Lights went on to play that year’s Coachella, Ultra, Movement, and Electric Zoo festivals, among other stops. He worked with longtime drummer Adam Deitch, Soulive’s Eric Krasno, the Harlem Gospel Choir, and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Treme Brass Band to create vintage-sounding original music that he then refashioned into the Pretty Lights sound, resulting in 2013’s A Color Map of the Sun.