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Pretty Lights gets deep on all-original new album

Wednesday - 7/3/2013, 9:02pm  ET

In this Friday, June 14, 2013 photo, Derek Vincent Smith, better known as Pretty Lights, poses for a photo before he performs on Day 2 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

CHRIS TALBOTT
AP Music Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derek Vincent Smith, the internationally renowned DJ who performs under the name Pretty Lights, has a simple request: Don't call what he does electronic dance music.

"My music is made electronically," Smith said. "It's definitely music and I do want people to dance at my shows, so I guess it is EDM. But it's not because it's more than that, you know what I mean?"

Listen to Smith's new album "A Color Map of the Sun" and you'll get exactly where he's coming from.

The album, self-released this week for free like all his music, is the result of a 2
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