I was going to just call this post Featured Upcoming Artist, but then I had to stop. This week’s featured artist is a lot more than that, he’s Porter Robinson. A name perhaps many of you have not heard, but I assure you before long you will. Last week we featured Mord Fustang from Estonia, this time we come a little closer to home with the next prodigy of electronic music – straight from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
A prodigy. A young prodigy, it really is the only way you can describe Porter Robinson. Only 5 months ago, and only at 18 years old (19 now), Porter released “Say My Name” which immediately rocketed to the top of the Beatport charts. In the few short months that have followed his meteoric rise has been fueled by a flurry of other singles like “Wildcat” and chart topping collaborations with electronic stalwarts like Lazy Rich.
He has been busily touring this year as the opener for Skrillex. Now we haven’t written about Skrillex yet, but if you’re not aware of him yet you have some serious catching up to do. Skrillex’s album dominated all of Beatport for a good month and his remix of Bennasi’s Cinema is perhaps the hottest dubstep track around today. These guys on tour are a lethal pairing, which is why I can say, without a hint of exaggeration, that my soul was crushed when I heard their stop in Philadelphia at the end of April had been cancelled.
Porter’s distinct style of electro house is bound to influence an entire league of similar tracks due to the sheer innovation and uniqueness of his productions. Although firmly electro house, he brings in the warbles of dubstep alongside breakdowns that can only come from trance. His unique blending of styles has created a unique flavor that can only be called Porter Robinson.
His sound is just so filthy, its addictive. Be careful, Wildcat is on play number 45 on my iTunes as of the writing of this post.
Porter Robinson – The Wildcat – (Note: Check out the Lazy Rich remix as well)
Porter Robinson – Say My Name
Porter Robinson & Lazy Rich – Hello
Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Porter Robinson Remix)
Innerpartysystem – American Trash (Porter Robinson Remix)