Friday, January 13, 2012

artist of the day

today's artist: Pretty Lights

Today's artist is Pretty Lights.  Pretty Lights is a one-man band: Derek Smith.  While in high school, he wrote and produced hip-hop music but he was attracted to American raves more than the hip hop scene.  In 2009 he went under the name "Pretty Lights" and played at various festivals, such as Bonnaroo, earning his fame in these places.  Smith's music relies heavily on electronically mixing and remastering various genres of music. Some songs he has remixed include "All of the Lights" (Kanye West) "Country Roads" (John Denver) and 'Time" (Pink Floyd).  Along with his popular remixes, he also creates some of his own songs like the one above "Finally Moving," where he uses a small music sample from another artist (the same clip Flo-Rida uses in his recently popular song) and makes that artist's vocals his own.  He currently has 3 albums and a new one will be coming out later this year. 

have a snowy day,

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