Well the time has finally come, Alex B, better known as Paper Diamond has finally released his long awaited Paragon EP. As we watched the release get delayed on this album multiple times the hype began to build and we all knew we were waiting on something special. Teaming up with everyone from Cherub to Protohype, Paper Diamond took it to the next level with this full 11 track EP that is an absolute amazing listen from start to finish. As Paper Diamond has branched out from his beginnings as a member of the Pretty Lights family he has maintained some of the PLM sound while really creating a specific set of his own sounds that seem more refined with each new release. A few of my favorites from the new EP are XIX feat the beautiful voice of Angela McCluskey, and of course Jus Like Clockwork a collabo with the LA breakout duo Cherub. Be sure to check out the whole EP below and show Paper Diamond and Elm and Oak some love for once again hooking it all up for free!
Gramatik is back in the limelight as he premieres his first single off the upcoming album Age of Reason! The genre clashing titan continues to pushed the envelope as he draws from the late 50′s and 60′s blues era to create something that only can be described as bluestep. Gramatik defines it best himself as “a dynamic mixture of Blues and Dubstep, a plethora of screaming guitar, howling vocals and big bass, capturing the raw energies of both music worlds in a hopefully cohesive, possibly outrageous picture”. When released with the album this track will stretch over seven minutes long with what he describes as an epic Floydish outro. Needless to say I’m very excited for the full release. #digitalfreedom
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Colorado Native and the newest addition to the PLM team Elliot Lipp has just dropped a massive mix featuring strictly Colorado based artists and producers. Although Lipp took a brief hiatus from our gorgeous state he has definitely come back with every intention of tearing up the scene. I was fortunate enough to attend Lipp’s most recent album release party and although that show didn’t floor me quite as much as this mix, the man has clearly got some serious skills and musical knowledge. I am all about this mix, the graphic, the tracks, and the CO love all make for quite a little set so be sure to check out the tracklist after the jump!
Tracklist after the jump.
After playing in front of a sold out crowd at Red Rocks this past summer opening for Pretty Lights with the rest of the Pretty Lights Music family, Gramatik has announced a special Denver show where he will headline The Fillmore Auditorium. For this Fillmore show Gramatik is actually going to have to fly back to Colorado between dates in New Jersey and New York while on tour with Bassnectar. This only speaks volumes about his love for his hometown, but also the unrelenting love the fans have for him here in Colorado. And as a treat to the fans he has brought a very special guest by the name of Talib Kweli to help rock the Fillmore for the first time. We expect to see at least one collaboration between the two before the night is over.
For those who are very late to the party, Denis Jasarevic aka Gramatik is a New York-based producer who has two releases on the Pretty Lights Music label, Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 and#DigitalFreedom. This guy is a huge proponent of free-everything on the internet! His style of electronic is dynamic enough to let you bang and groove at the same time. His most recent release, #DigitalFreedom, is a multi-genre EP that embodies the variety of his catalog thus far.
With 10,000 fans still buzzing from the amazing summer showcase, this show is sure to be packed. Although, it is at the Fillmore, which fits about 4,000 people, so odds are it very could well sell out. Lucky for all of the fans of MMIBTY, we got a hold of a pair of tickets to this prolific night. Navigate the PunchTab app below to enter up to five times to win this pair of tickets. And remember, getting friends to sign up will give you additional entries so spread the love!
Paper Diamond, one of the first of many acts to be a part of Pretty Light’s music label, has emerged as a standout artist as he has since moved on to also drop beats on Mad Decent, while extending his entire discography for free across the internet. Alex has jumped on many of the top festivals, made his rounds with the Pretty Lights Music gang, and is now heading out on his second headlining tour, named ‘The Night Vision Tour’. He will be touring with The Knocks, Elliot Lipp, and other friends as he hits up 24 cities across the United States. Today, we have a preview of what to expect from the man, as he released a half hour mix of PD favorites, new material, and other great tunes (some of which have been featured on this site!)
“A new track from my upcoming record has leaked out unintentionally. The song is called So Bright. I was not ready to put this track out but some how it’s now posted on multiple sites as well as for sale on multiple sites. I made it available for free download just now on the PL site because it has never been my intention to strictly sell any tracks off my new record. You can download it at no cost now at:http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/#/downloads“
This is the first original track we have seen from Derek almost all summer long as he has been feverishly touring the states and abroad headlining every possible festival one can think of. The track drops while Pretty Lights is amidst his fall “Illumination Tour” tackling over fifty cities from coast to coast. He still has not announced his plans for New Year’s or when the official album will drop. But at least we can now rest easy and listen to some fresh new PL music as we wait for more announcements. Give the big guy some support at Pretty Lights Music!