When: Thu., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. 2013
After headlining Sasquatch! last year, Pretty Lights is back to take on the Knitting Factory with the help of Odesza. Towering at nearly 7 feet, Derek Smith is the mixer behind this electronic music moniker. Out of Colorado, Smith has built up enormous popularity with the EDM set over the past few years, combining mixes of buzzy synthesizers and funk and hip-hop samples. Prepare for next Thursday’s show by downloading Pretty Lights’ new album A Color Map of the Sun — the first album where Smith has used all of his own samples to round out his compositions — for free on its website.