A heralded electronic music producer, Porter Robinson is widely considered one of the best DJs in the world. Robinson specializes in the genres of electro house, dubstep and synthpop. He is known for his hard-hitting four-four beats, though he also produces more atmospheric and emotive tracks.
People began taking notice of Porter Robinson when he was just a teenager. Born in 1992, his rapid success in the electronic industry at such a young age was quite incredible. His studio and remix albums have received critical acclaim, with singles like "Easy" and "Shelter" becoming modern EDM classics.
Porter Robinson history
Porter Robinson makes his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His interest in electronic music began at the age of 12, when he was inspired by the sounds in video games like Dance Dance Revolution. Robinson is very interested in Japanese culture and anime, and that has had a huge influence on his style from the very beginning.
Robinson began creating tracks at the age of 13. Through his teens, he kept learning and creating beats. Then, at the age of 18, he released "Say My Name," his first single. And people took notice.
In 2011, Robinson signed with OWSLA, a record label run by Sonny "Skrillex" Moore. As his first release for the label, Robinson created Spitfire, an extended play that helped make him a household name. The following year he produced "Language," a song that took over the charts. In 2014, he released Worlds, his debut album, under the Astralwerks label.
Today, he remains on tour, hitting cities and towns across the United States.
Porter Robinson milestones
During his career, Porter Robinson has performed live at numerous famous venues, including the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Metropolis in Montreal. Robinson has also made powerful remixes of songs by Lady Gaga and Avicii.
In 2012, his single "Language" peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Dance chart and Beatport Top 100. In 2013, Robinson collaborated with DJ Mat Zo to produce the hit "Easy," a song that spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Beatport chart. Also, in 2013, he was ranked number five in the DJ Times' annual rankings of America's best DJs.
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