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Bonnaroo announces ‘The Other’ lineup

Bonnaroo announced stage programming for The Other ahead of the festival’s 2018 edition. The newly added dance tent likely formed as Bonnaroo’s answer to Coachella‘s storied Sahara Tent. Last year, Bonnaroo debuted the new stage concept — which replaced the festival’s beloved Kalliope Stage — and featured a diverse range of EDM acts such as Claude Vonstroke, G Jones and Getter, […]

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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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Spring Awakening’s monstrous phase two line-up is a who’s who of dance music

One week has passed since Spring Awakening unveiled their colossal 2018 line-up, amidst rumors that Resident Advisor accidentally leaked the second phase of the React Presents event. As it turns out, the rumors were true. The three-day festival returns to Chicago, Illinois, June 8 through 10, boasting the usual suspects over two headlining stages: from Afrojack and Tiësto to deadmau5 […]

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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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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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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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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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Buku Music + Art Project announces phase two 2018 line-up, Virtual Self’s festival debut

The city of New Orleans is preparing to host some of music’s most sought-after talents in its sixth annual Buku Music + Art Project come March 9 and 10 of 2018.Alongside the festival’s previously announced slew of eccentricity is its phase two announcement of artists set to include REZZ, Bonobo (DJ set), Ganja White Night and Boogie […]

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Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (AWE Bootleg)

AWE has revealed a remix of Virtual Self’s ‘Ghost Voices.’Virtual Self, a new alter ego from Porter Robinson, first released the track in his debut self-titled EP. Now, AWE flips the script on the track, altering its structural nature from a deep ballad to trap anthem and injecting his own blend of askew drum samples. AWE’s […]

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Watch Mat Zo perform ukulele covers of Porter Robinson, Kill The Noise, and The M Machine

Multi-talented Mat Zo has let some more of his personality shine through on his Twitter. The Brit-born producer unleashed a tweet storm of self-recorded home videos of himself performing The M Machine‘s “Tiny Anthem,” along with a cover of close friend Kill The Noise‘s “All In My Head,” on his ukulele. The Grammy-nominated artist is an obvious fan of Porter […]

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Rezz previews insane new track and Virtual Self remix

What’s more exciting than Virtual Self, otherwise know as Porter Robinson‘s, debut EP release? Rezz teasing her remix of the track “A.I.ngel.”Last night, Rezz took to social to tease her edits, and viewers listened to her added synthesized vocal layers and intense, punchy track breaks. The Canadian producer previously announced she would have new music coming in December, […]

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Virtual Self fans uncover messages in Virtual Self website source code

Porter Robinson‘s new alias, Virtual Self, is anything but a surface level project. The hidden complexities of the acutely styled alter ego continue to pique the collective curiosity of Robinson’s following, prompting Robinson fans to dig deeper into the elusive nature of Virtual Self.Virtual Self “investigators” at the producer’s dedicated subreddit page have uncovered more mystifying […]

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Virtual Self fans uncover messages in Virtual Self website source code

Porter Robinson‘s new alias, Virtual Self, is anything but a surface level project. The hidden complexities of the acutely styled alter ego continue to pique the collective curiosity of Robinson’s following, prompting Robinson fans to dig deeper into the elusive nature of Virtual Self.Virtual Self “investigators” at the producer’s dedicated subreddit page have uncovered more mystifying […]

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Virtual Self fans uncover messages in Virtual Self website source code

Porter Robinson‘s new alias, Virtual Self, is anything but a surface level project. The hidden complexities of the acutely styled alter ego continue to pique the collective curiosity of Robinson’s following, prompting Robinson fans to dig deeper into the elusive nature of Virtual Self.Virtual Self “investigators” at the producer’s dedicated subreddit page have uncovered more mystifying […]

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Virtual Self announces debut EP, shares song previews

In a barrage of events over the course of the past month, Porter Robinson has debuted a new alias, released two songs under said alias and announced the debut show for the Virtual Self moniker.Robinson continues to keep excitement levels high with the announcement of the debut Virtual Self EP, coming Nov. 29. The five-track EP will contain […]

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