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January 22, 2014
 

Pandora Radio hung with Derek Vincent Smith, aka, Pretty Lights the day after being nominated for a Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album. They go to a hat shop (The Hat Club); a record signing in Brooklyn (Rough Trade Records); and Studio G, where the recording of A Color Map of the Sun started.


A Color Map of the Sun was Derek's big attempt to create electronic music that was a pure play live performance. He went to great lengths, including  cutting his own vinyl so he can then use that in live playback to records other tracks, rotating musicians in and out the studio to improvise live with PL acting as the conductor, and doing a “modern production album created completely with gear and hardware that existed 40 years ago.

 

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More Pretty Lights

VIDEO: The Making of A Color Map of the Sun From Pretty Lights

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