For the first time since he released the Grammy-nominated album A Color Map of the SunDerek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, is back with a brand new remix. “Savages” is a new song from Five Knives, who are currently in the studio working on their debut album. Their song “The Rising” is at #9 and climbing on the Billboard Dance Chart which is great news for a group I personally have never heard of. But Pretty Lights did what he does best and put together a masterful remix of “Savages”. I wasn’t able to track down a copy of the original version of “Savages”, so I’m not sure what it sounds like, but what I am sure of is that Pretty Lights put his stamp on the song. The first half of the track is a little dark and a little eerie, but it was produced in a fashion that only Derek knows how to do. The second part of the song picks up a bit, with a beat that makes your head nod, and vocal samples that undoubtedly came from the original version of the song. It’s hard for me not to like anything Derek produces.
Pretty Lights’ remix of “Savages” was released for free download thanks to the folks at Red Bull Records (I guess they do it all know over at Red Bull) as part of their Red Bull Editions campaign. Enjoy!