Archive | Porter Robinson

Virtual Self releases surprise video for ‘Key’

Porter Robinson, who is currently focused on his new Virtual Self project, dropped a surprise music video for track “Key.” The video takes place in the virtual world Robinson created with this new project, and the video features what appears to be an orb traveling through space and time. What is even more elaborate than the video […]

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Porter Robinson: Calvin Harris was my inspiration for Virtual Self

Porter Robinson‘s new “neo-trance” project, Virtual Self, has officially exploded into the mainstream. With appearances at Holy Ship!, Buku, Ultra, Spring Awakening, and Bonnaroo, the artist’s side moniker has now caught the attention of MTV News in a recent revealing interview. Previously, a leaked insider e-mail from Robinson to his close friends had revealed his side […]

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Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment.  In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 33

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Fresh off […]

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Virtual Self unveils glitchy music video for ‘Ghost Voices’

Concurrent with the emergence of Porter Robinson‘s new alias, Virtual Self, was an immediate and solidified aesthetic to go along with his sudden shift in sound. Accompanying his exploration of psy-trance trappings was a look heavily inspired by late 90s graphics and CGI creations. It’s not surprise then that the project’s first music video, for the […]

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Virtual Self & the State of Electronic Music: Keeping art authentic in the face of a swallowed up culture

Porter Robinson is either a tortured soul, or the “tortured artist” personae is one that works to his favor. His love of electronic music and simultaneous disdain for “EDM” culture is a complicated and genuine struggle, much like his highly self-critical relationship with his own music. But there’s something authentic and thoughtful in the way Robinson goes […]

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Virtual Self unveils diverse minimix for Annie Mac

Porter Robinson‘s elusive new alter ego, Virtual Self,  has been the subject of meticulous speculation since its inception in late 2017. Exponentially more fans will soon become acquainted, as Robinson is set to take his new project to major festivals such as Buku, Ultra, Bonnaroo and EDC this year. Now, Virtual Self has returned with an enthralling 5 minute minimix […]

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Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (YULTRON Remix)

It’s been a year and a half since the release of Porter Robinson and Madeon‘s iconic collaboration, “Shelter.” Though some time has passed, enthusiasm for the track has hardly waned, leading countless producers to concoct their own takes on the song. The latest is Los Angeles producer YULTRON, who’s given the track an old-school hardcore treatment. […]

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Leaked Porter Robinson email uncovers what the producer thinks about the state of electronic music

Porter Robinson‘s love of electronic music is a relationship often expressed through care and criticism. A recently uncovered e-mail document from the producer on his Virtual Self project proves as much.The leaked e-mail, which was addressed only to key industry partners and friends, offers further insight into Robinson’s views on the the state of art and authenticity in electronic music.In […]

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Virtual Self releases otherworldly music video for ‘Particle Arts’

In late October of 2017, Porter Robinson announced a new alias, Virtual Self, that showcases a different side of the world-renowned producer. Virtual Self is a departure from the nostalgic sounds of Robinson’s debut album, Worlds, in favor of a more intense sound inspired by late ’90s and early 2000s dance music.One of the songs from the striking EP, “Particle Arts,” […]

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DA Presents: 2017’s Producers of the Year

Despite incessant predictions for the trajectory of the scene, 2017 marked a banner year for all things electronic music. As such, producers experienced more freedom to explore more new sounds with the end result not a fractious, rigid delineation between genres, but rather a continuum of experimentation that led to some of the most interesting and forward-thinking […]

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Virtual Self makes surprise appearance on Holy Ship!

Sans the dozens of attendee arrests at the port of entry for drug possession,  Holy Ship!10.0 has gone off without a hitch as producers and fans set sail for Port Canaveral on the party cruise liner of the year. The HARD Presents-produced event even boasted a special B2B set from headliners A-Trak, Kaskade, and Claude Von Stroke.To cap off the weekend, […]

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K?d set for a big 2018 with new release, ‘Glass’

One of DA’s top picks for breakout artists in 2017 and an industry influencer, k?d kicks off the new year with a new single titled “Glass.” Patrick Cybulski is an innovative producer in his own right, branding himself with beloved anime album artwork and providing a unique style that can be described as a Porter Robinson-induced sound […]

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See r/EDM’s highest voted electronic songs and albums of 2017 [full list]

The people of r/EDM have spoken.As streaming platforms like Spotify compile end of year playlists comprised of the year’s most popular dance tunes, so too does Reddit‘s electronically focused r/EDM subreddit. The subreddit has produced a list of 2017’s “Highest Rated” songs, albums and EPs, and throwback posts, using user submitted Reddit ‘up-votes’ to calculate […]

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A-Trak shares sharp scratch routine of Porter Robinson and Madeon’s ‘Shelter’ [WATCH]

A-Trak‘s taste in music is generally a pretty solid barometer for what’s hot right now. He closely keeps up with fan favorite pop, dance, and hip-hop, but where he differs from the rest of us mere mortals is his ability to step behind Technics and a mixer and do something magical with the earworms he’s into. […]

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Porter Robinson x Madeon – Shelter (Akari Remix)

Porter Robinson’s new technic-utopian Virtual Self-reign is among us, but surely fans mustn’t, and likely will never forget about his seminal Worlds. 2016’s “Shelter,” too, embodied an unforeseen stylistic narrative. We even went on to name it one of the biggest tracks of 2016, standing at the No. 3 slot. Robinson and Madeon injected an unbeknownst, singular vision […]

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WATCH: Porter Robinson make his debut as Virtual Self

A verifiable commodity, tickets to Porter Robinson‘s debut show under his Virtual Self alias sold out in minutes. The overwhelming demand for tickets to the performance would later prompt event organizers to shift the show from its original location at Avant Gardner to The Brooklyn Hangar warehouse to accommodate the massive crowd.While those in attendance at […]

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Speculation abounds Virtual Self will live stream debut performance

The mystery that surrounds Porter Robinson‘s new moniker continues as we head into his debut performance as Virtual Self on December 8 in Brooklyn. With the release of the Virtual Self EP, Robinson introduced a few of the “virtual selves” who helped to create the compilation. The first is Technic-angel, who created “EON Break” and the second is Path Selector, who […]

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Porter Robinson x Madeon – Shelter (JayKode Remix)

Porter Robinson and Madeon’s “Shelter” collaboration was unequivocally one of the biggest tracks of 2016 — in fact, we even named it our #3 top track of the year.While remixes of the blockbuster collaboration pervaded 2016, “Shelter” has now received a refreshing facelift from multi-talented beatsmith JayKode. The LA-based producer lays down a charmingly sedative backdrop for the […]

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