electronic MUSICIAN - August - 2013 - Pretty Lights

electronic MUSICIAN - August - 2013 - Pretty Lights


The August 2013 issue of electronic MUSICIAN features DJ/musician/producer Pretty Lights, who says; "for this record, instead of collecting that crate of vinyl, i created my own crate of vinyl."  Hundreds of improvised, organic "samples" were crafted for the wildly retro-meets-futuristic sounds of his new album A Color Map of the Sun.


Salaam Remi - The thoughtful, ultra-focused producer behind the signature sounds of Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Miguel, Fergie, Nas, and Big Boi shares some of his favorite session stories.

Empire of the Sun - On Ice on the Dune, their first new music since 2008's Walking on a Dream, the Australian electronic duo collaborate with superproducers John Hill, Benny Blanco, and Roy Hendrickson to meticulously build hundreds of sonic layers into a lush, cinematic mix.

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