One of the most underrated producers in the game has easily managed to fly under the radar while standing side by side with Derek Vincent Smith – the visionary behind Pretty Lights Music. Ranchsauce, co-founder of this oh-so-sexy music publication, featured Menert’s first album in his “Best Albums of 2010.” This is what he had to say about the Polish born Michael Menert 16 long months ago:
“Michal Menert uses some of the coolest vintage music and television samples that I’ve heard mashed up into tracks. Paired with his soul thumping trip-hop/glitch production, it is a match made in Colorado. As co-producer of Pretty Lights’ first album, Taking Up Your Precious Time, it is only right that Menert and his music are the first act to be released under the growing Pretty Lights Music label. On Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Menert isn’t hesitant to pull back the electronic production from time to time to lay down some magnificent instrumental samples. This music is still very much under the radar, but it’s one of those albums for free download by a musician that you would be fortunate to have stored in your iTunes. At times, the crackling recordings of vocals that he includes in his tracks are emotional and intoxicating. Would probably make for a pretty dope sunrise set. Menert is just getting starte
Lost in Sound was able to sit down with Michal Menert, virtually speaking, and discuss his new album, his relationship with the Pretty Lights Music Label, and some of his favorite cities to play in. Make sure you cop his new album below and stay up to date with this talented producer – we see big things coming from Mr. Menert and wish him nothing but the best.
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