Pretty Lights Announces Digital Release of ‘The Hidden Shades’ EP

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Earlier this year, Pretty Lights released the limited edition The Hidden Shades as a double 10” vinyl set for Record Store Day 2014, but now all fans can enjoy the EP following its digital release. Consisting of four unreleased tracks from the sessions that created yielded the Grammy-nominated ...

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2014 America’s Best DJ Nominees Revealed

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Port Washington, N.Y. –  Who will be America’s Best DJ 2014? Once again, the hotly anticipated nominee list for the America’s Best DJ title is out. As DJ Times has done since the promotion’s 2006 inception, the magazine has released a Top 100 list that includes DJs of all genres balancing ...

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Pretty Lights Announces Two-Night Stand at Red Rocks

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Pretty Lights is returning to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater for a two-night stand at the legendary venue on August 8 & 9. These shows will mark the fifth-consecutive year the America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee has headlined Red Rocks, and this year’s show will see the producer joined ...

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Pretty Lights Celebrates Grammy Nomination with Free BitTorrent Bundle

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Pretty Lights has partnered with BitTorrent to give fans a free BitTorrent Bundle of material to celebrate his recent Grammy nomination for Dance/Electronic Album of the Year. The free download includes both the original A Color Map of the Sun album and its 16-track remix album, three exclusive ...

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Paul Basic Releases Sophomore Album on Pretty Lights Music

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Colorado-based producer Paul Basic has released his new album Transient Horizons on Pretty Lights Music. The album is a follow-up to his 2011 debut EP The Mirror, and features a more refined take on the dark, bass-centric approach of its predecessor. Former high school bandmates Pretty Lights ...

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Pretty Lights’ First Pay-Per-View Concert to Premiere November 30th

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Pretty Lights will premiere his first-ever Pay-Per-View special this month with a live broadcast of his performance from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on November 30th. The performance is part of his Analog Future tour, which kicked off in October and features a full band in ...

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Pretty Lights Previews Full Band Tour with New Video

America’s Best DJ 2013 nominee Pretty Lights kicks off his North American tour in support of his studio album A Color Map of the Sun in Kansas City on October 10th. However, this tour is differentiated from prior performances due to the addition of a live band, which producer Derek Smith has ...

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#FreePlayThursday – 7/18/2013

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In need of a quick, free stormer to load your libraries and sets for the weekend? We’ve got seven killer tracks just for you, completely free of charge. Read about our picks and listen to the whole set on our Soundcloud below. “Crown,” Diplo’s latest release, fully exemplifies the phrase “Wait ...

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Break Science & Redman Ask ‘Who Got It’ With New Single & Tour

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Based out of Brooklyn, electronic duo Break Science has just released the single “Who Got It” ahead of the release of their debut album this Fall. The track, a collaboration with rapper Redman, is the latest release from Pretty Lights Music, and is available as a free download.  “Who Got It” is ...

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Pretty Lights: A New Kind of Star

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Derek Vincent Smith has a knack for seizing opportunities. Rather than spurn P2P, he (alongside Girl Talk) pioneered a free distribution model for all his recorded Pretty Lights material. To date, he’s racked up 800,000 downloads on his website (prettylightsmusic.com) for his six LPs and EPs, ...

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Free! How DJs can Exploit the Digital Business Model

DJ Pretty Lights discusses the business model of giving away his music for free.

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