Derek Vincent Smith otherwise known for his stage name Pretty Lights has often been referred to as the man who wants to bridge the gap between Hip Hop and EDM. While Pretty Lights has more than 850,000 fans on Facebook, in my opinion, Pretty Lights never gets the recognition on DJ Mag's Top 100 or the fame he really deserves.
Pretty Lights is best known for his glitch hop/soul music that breaks the mold of dance music's standards. The Fort Collins-based artist grew up listening to ‘70s music, bass-heavy club songs and gansta rap. Ever since Derek bought his first guitar in the eighth grade, Derek has pursued his dream of happiness. If you're unfamiliar with Pretty Lights listen to these 11 Essential Songs by Pretty Lights to get a feel for his music.
1. Pretty Lights – Finally Moving Remix
2. Pretty Lights – I Know The Truth
3. Pretty Lights – Hot Like Sauce
4. Pretty Lights – Sunday School
5. Pretty Lights – High School Art Class
6. Pretty Lights – I Can See It In Your Face
7. Pretty Lights – So Bright
8. Pretty Lights – Total Fascination
9. Bob Marley – Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)
10. Pretty Lights – You Get High
11. Pretty Lights ft. Talib Kweli – Around The Block
Bonus: Pretty Lights – More Important Than Michael Jordan