Vacation doesn't seem to be in Derek Vincent Smith's (a.k.a Pretty Lights') vocabulary. Smith is starting off the new year by launching his record label, Pretty Lights Music, and preparing two new digital albums for electronic music fans to devour.
The first is Further Than Our Eyes Can See by Break Science. The new EP will feature the New York-based duo's mix of jazz, funk, soul, electro and hip hop, as well as collaborations with Talib Kweli, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Sierra Leone-based rapper Bajah and Falu, who hails from India.
Meanwhile, Colorado-based producer Paper Diamond is set to release Levitate, his debut EP. The veteran knob twiddler's sound is full of synthesizers, deep bass and catchy melodies that are sure to lead to many inebriated sing-a-longs across clubland.
Both EPs will be released digitally on Pretty Lights Music's website on January 25th. If you want a little preview, listen to Break Science's "Zion Station" and Paper Diamond's "From Now Till" below:
Zion Station (featuring CX) by IndiesUnder
From Now Till..... by IndiesUnder