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Free Downloads: Keys N Krates

Toronto’s Keys N Krates released another brand new remix, this time from Madeon, with Gotta Dance Dirty HERE. Keys N Krates is part of MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week poll! Fans have until tonight at 11:59 PM EST to vote HERE.  The trio are known for mixing electro-hip-hop sounds and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes.

Listen/download: Madeon – “Icarus” (Keys n Krates Remix) 

Keys N Krates have made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring, after playing through Canada, America, and South East Asia, they go on to play Ultra Music Festival in March with Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT followed by a performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival with Public Enemy and Wakarusa fest in May where they’ll share the stage with Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, plus many more.

Tour Dates:

  • 3/25: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
  • 5/26-5/28: Detroit, MI @ Movement Electronic Music Festival
  • 5/31 – 6/3: Orzak, AR @ Wakarusa Festival

BOOM. (DOWNLOADS)

Keys N Krates – Blackout EP HERE

Keys N Krates – “Devil’s Work” (Miike Snow Remix) HERE

Keys N Krates – “Next” (Weeknd Remix) HERE

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RE:GENERATION

Check out this trailer for a new documentary film that features DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, these five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians (one of which is the remaining members of The Doors!!!) to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

Some of the tracks have already been released — see the related articles below.

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My WVU Anthem!

My friends and I (along with every single other WVU student) have always sang John Denver’s “Country Roads.” Well…guess WHAT?!?!
Pretty Lights has done a reeeeeee-mixxxxxxx (he just played it at the All Good Festival in West Virginia)!!!

Listen/download: John Denver (Pretty Lights Remix) – “Country Roads”

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Pretty Lights Keeps Promise with THIRD EP

Pretty Lights has stayed true to his promise of releasing three EP’s in 2010…and deliver, he has! Glowing In The Darkest Night, the third installment of his trilogy of 2010’s EPs is available now (for free) at his website.

2010 has been quite an exciting year for Pretty Lights. Besides releasing his trilogy of EP’s, Derek Vincent Smith (accompanied by live drummer Adam Deitch) has been busy touring the U.S. and Europe, including many festival appearances on both sides of the Atlantic. He recently surpassed one million album downloads through his website- not bad for an artist who has only been releasing music since 2008. He even surprised his one millionth downloader with a VIP trip to catch him later this month in Las Vegas!
 
Pretty Lights is touring extensively to support Glowing In The Darkest Night, with the North American tour kicking off Wednesday in Tulsa, and continuing through early December. There’s a New Year’s Eve run of shows taking place at The Congress Theater in Chicago on December 30th and 31st! Supporting the shows will be Major Lazer on the 30th, and Holy Fuck on the 31st.

Check out the last 2 EPS:

Making Up A Changing Mind
Spilling Over Every Side

Upcoming Pretty Lights Tour Dates
 
October 27 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
October 28 – Lyric Theatre – Oxford, MS
October 29 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
October 30 – Patriot’s Point – Charleston, SC
October 31 – MoogFest 2010 – Asheville, NC
November 2 – Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD
November 3 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
November 4 – The National – Richmond, VA
November 5 – House of Blues – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
November 6 – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
November 7 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT – SOLD OUT
November 8 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT – SOLD OUT
November 10 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
November 11 – Boma – Columbus, OH
November 12 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI
November 13 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
November 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
November 15 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
November 17 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
November 19 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
November 20 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
November 21 – Arcata Community Center – Arcata, CA
November 23 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
November 26 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
November 27 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
November 28 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
November 30 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
December 1 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
December 2 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
December 3 – Telluride Conference Center – Telluride, CO – SOLD OUT
December 4 – Telluride Conference Center – Telluride, CO – SOLD OUT
December 5 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO – SOLD OUT
December 30 – The Congress Theater – Chicago, IL (w/ Major Lazer)
December 31 – The Congress Theater – Chicago, IL (w/ Holy Fuck)

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Pretty Lights Releases 2nd out of 3rd EP for 2010

Download Spilling Over Every Side here!!!

It’s a crafted mix of hip-hop, soul, breakbeats, and a dash of dubstep. In other words, a complete must-have!

Pretty Lights has also announced the bringing in of a new drummer, Adam Deitch, beginning with Wanderlust Festival today in California.  He’s done session/live work for everyone from Wyclef and Eve to Justin Timberlake in addition to his own projects Break Science and Lettuce. Expect Pretty Lights shows to be taken to a whole new level!

07/30 SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA Wanderlust Festival
08/07 MORRISON, COLORADO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/14 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Outside Lands
08/14 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent (night show)
08/25 KNOXVILLE, TN The Valarium
08/26 MEMPHIS, TN Minglewood Hall
08/28 NEW ORLEANS, LA CAC Warehouse
09/03 CHICAGO, IL North Coast Music Festival
09/04 NEW YORK, NY Electric Zoo Festival
09/05 AUSTIN, TX Nocturnal Festival
09/25 SANTA BARBARA, CA West Beach Festival

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Coming Soon: New Pretty Lights EP

It’s been a busy year for the genre bending producer-extraordinaire Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith; he’s carrying out the ambitious goal of releasing three EP’s in 2010.

July 29th we’ll see the second installment of the 2010 EP trilogy, with the third set for the late fall. Smith self-releases for free all his music through his website, www.PrettyLightsMusic.com, and with over half a million downloads & counting, and sold-out shows nationwide, the world has officially caught on!

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Free Pretty Lights EP

 Colorado-based producer Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, is as good as his word, and his word is clearly great. As promised, he has released his first EP of an ambitious trilogy project, within minutes of finishing it and making the deadline of March 2nd. Making Up a Changing Mind, can now be downloaded for free off of his site by clicking the above image!

Pretty Lights spring tour includes stops at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella.

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