Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you’ve most likely heard some dub-step, a form of electronic music characterized by it’s glitchy ‘wamp, wamp’ sound and reverberant drum patterns. There are all sorts of variations to the genre and each artist or producer lends it their unique touch. Pretty Lights, real name Derek Vincent Smith, isn’t overtly dub-step, but his music often falls into that category. The Ft. Collins, Colorado-native uses vintage funk and soul samples, soaring synth lines and organic beats to accompanying the deafening bass that underlines each track. Pretty Lights is currently one of the most talked about electronic artists on the scene and his popularity seems to be exploding. He now owns his own label, Pretty Lights Music, and is so involved that he handpicks the artists himself. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, he is in the midst of a nationwide tour and makes a pit stop in Lincoln this Thursday (Kyle Eustice).
Pretty Lights with Mimosa and Inflect, October 27, at Pershing Center, Lincoln, 8 p.m. Tickets are $30/ADV and $35/DOS. Visit www.onepercentproductions.com for more information.