Pretty Lights' fourth studio album A Color Map of the Sun drops July 2nd, and as the Colorado-based producer prepares for the project's anticipated release we've been graced with a continuously-mixed preview of Derek Smith's sample-based masterpiece. The electronic/soul/hip-hop pioneer, whose use of digital sampling and synthesis destroyed genre barriers before everyone was doing it, pushes the envelope of electronic music and challenges the dance music mainstream.
Taking its title from the writings of Isaac Newton, A Color Map of the Sun builds on Smith's signature sound and style, emulating genres and time periods spanning across centuries. He methodically pays respect to music's immense power and will touch listeners on all level. Take a journey with Pretty Lights and listen to the album stream here.