Acclaimed electronic artist Pretty Lights has teamed up with digital media giant BitTorrent, to help show the world what Pretty Lights does best – share amazing music for free. Now for a lot of us in the US, Pretty Lights is a household name. But if you live abroad, and haven’t had a chance to go to a show or music festival, you might not have heard of him.
This is part of what excited Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights) in talking to BitTorrent. His appreciation for sharing music was a natural fit for the Bit Torrent’s blazing fast downloads and large worldwide network of users. When asked about this new found relationship, this is what he had to say, “I began offering my music as a free download with the release of my first album because I’ve always supported the sharing of digital media, including my own creations. I’ve experienced the benefits firsthand of letting anyone and everyone download my music at no charge, which is, primarily, a momentous growth in the attendance of my live shows.”
So as of this morning, there will be a neatly wrapped holiday torrent for you. The contents? Three EPs from last year, as well as a single and a video from 2011.
– Glowing In The Darkest Night (EP – 8 eight tracks)
– Making Up A Changing Mind (EP – six tracks)
– Spilling Over Every Side (EP – six tracks)
– Pretty Lights Live @Bonnaroo (video)
– Single – I Know The Truth
While this didn’t come with a brand new track, you still have to be excited about what this means. It’s yet another artist who is dedicated to letting people enjoy their music for free. Artists who take this mindset only make fans want to see them more. And in the case of Pretty Lights, it seems to have worked out pretty well. I was lucky enough to see him at a sold out show at Red Rocks, and believe me, I’ve seen very few acts that have as dedicated of a fan base, and put on as amazing of a live performance.
Below you have the single released in this package, as well as one of our top picks from each of the three EPs included as well. Enjoy the meticulously laid out hip hop beats, classic samples, and gritty synths the Pretty Lights has to offer.