Dropping knowledge on the masses late Sunday night, Colorado EDM superstar Derek Vincent Smith has announced details about his newest record.

Dubbed “A Color Map of the Sun”, this album has been in the making since 2011 and is now set to release on July 2nd, 2013.

Derek spent the last two years orchestrating a group of musicians playing vintage instruments in an attempt to achieve the exact soundscape that he was hearing in his head.

Once the tracks were laid down they were pressed to vinyl. Derek then took these unique recordings and sampled the tracks during the production of this truly original album. Watch the video below to see how it was done!

Free Download: “Around the Block” the first single from the new release here.

It has been 2 years, 5 months and 24 days since I last released a record. I am properly delighted to announce the release of my new full-length album “A Color Map of the Sun.” I began work on this album/project/experiment in February of 2011 and spent a year creating my own vinyl collection of everything I needed to produce the album I heard in my head. I spent the next year producing songs with homemade vinyl samples and a big crazy analog synth I built just for this album. It is truly Analog Electronica. It’s soulful electro hip-hop that went back in time to learn from the life of its smooth ass grandparents.

Derek Vincent Smith.

Watch: The Making Of ‘A Color Map Of The Sun”