Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights will return to Telluride Town Park in 2016

[caption id="attachment_106781" align="aligncenter" width="576"] FILE: Pretty Lights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 7, 2015. Photo by Dylan Langille,[/caption] After playing two nights there in 2015, Colorado EDM godfather Pretty Lights has announced he'll return to Telluride this year for another back-to-back run of shows.

PHOTOS: Pretty Lights, Colorado Symphony Red Rocks show, night two

As if a Pretty Lights production at Red Rocks weren’t already an embarrassment of riches. From the giddy, inebriated throngs armed with every manner of glowing toys and clothing, to the city of visualizers, laser and smoke machines erected around Derek Vincent Smith’s DJ platform, the prolific Colorado EDM producer aimed to outdo himself on Saturday by layering live symphony players into his Pretty Lights soundscape.

Album review: Pretty Lights, “A Color Map of the Sun”

[caption id="attachment_72195" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Album review: Pretty Lights, "A Color Map of the Sun."[/caption] On Soundcloud, Pretty Lights’ Derek Vincent Smith calls his latest album a “multi-medium map of my mind and self.” It’s a description that makes “A Color Map of the Sun” sound like some kind of dream therapy rather than an album.