Porter Robinson is an 18 year old from North Carolina who is concurrently finishing his senior year of high school, and touring the world with famous DJs like Skrillex and Tommy Lee. Very few people in the electronic music scene had heard of him until just a few months ago when Porter’s first single “Say My Name” dropped, and almost overnight DJs like Paul Van Dyk and David Guetta were playing his songs before he ever stepped foot in a night club. Continue reading for more info on Porter and a free download of his hit song: “Say My Name”
Shortly after our interview with him, Porter was off to New Orleans to play with Tiësto, and then quickly grabbed a flight back to high school in North Carolina. Hardly an overnight success, Porter started producing original tracks and remixes at the young age of 15. Three years later, his song “Say My Name” reached the number one spot on the Beatport Electro Charts.
Listening to Porter Robinson’s tracks, you will notice how he combines elements of different genres to create a very unique sound. His live performance was a mirror of the genre-blurring style fans have come to love and expect. Throughout the set, this young DJ effortlessly jumped from Electro to Dubstep to Drum and Bass and back to Lil’ John, leaving the crowd literally shouting for an encore. Check out Porter’s unique production style and sound and grab a copy of the track that made him famous, “Say My Name” below.
Controller: Traktor Kontrol S4 and Midi-Fighter
Headphones: Lost (He borrowed a pair of TMAs for the show)
Computer: Macbook Pro
Deodorant: Old Spice After Hours
Accessories: Suitcase full of dirty clothes