My musical journey began with hip hop and no matter where it's takes me I will always feel a deep connection to the genre that first made me truly feel music -- instead of just hear it. So, it makes sense that out of all the DJs on the Electric Zoo bill I was most excited for Pretty Lights, whose set would inevitably include his own hip hop infused productions. By straying outside the boundaries of the genre Derek Vincent Smith, the man behind the moniker, has made himself a mistfit within the electronic dance music world. However, he's not the "uncool," outcast kind of misfit but the kind who is shrouded in unpredictable, idiosyncratic mystery. When he stepped on stage to take his place behind the glowing, rainbow throne that awaited his arrival he proved that being an outcast is not so bad after all.