As the anticipation for Shaky Beats 2016 builds, we have our next artist feature! At the ripe age of just 23, Porter Robinson has already earned his spot as a DJ wunderkind of sorts. His rankings and multiple chart topping records speak for themselves. After hitting the scene in 2010, he was quickly scooped up and signed to an one-EP deal with the then new Skrillex operated label, OWSLA. The 11 track Spitfire broke Beatport‘s servers upon release and reached number one on the iTunes dance chart. Not bad for a self taught 18 year old DJ/producer.
Since then, Robinson has achieved goals even most veterans in the biz can only hope to get near. Consistent international touring, multiple appearances at world renown music festivals, and features on BBC Radio 1‘s coveted Essential Mix. He has been commissioned to do huge remixes for the likes of Nero, Lady Gaga and Avicii. Also, we can’t forget his masterpiece of a debut studio album Worlds, released through Astralwerks and Virgin EMI in 2014. The real question is- what really sets Porter Robsinson apart from the rest?
His music encapsulates the definition of versatility. However, it’s his live sets that truly bring the EDM community to it’s knees in worship. His ability to mix 50 tracks into a fluid 90 minute set, as he did at Holy Ship! in February, is a true testament to the fact that he is no doubt on a different wave length. He included tracks from Noisia, Galantis, Brillz, Nero, Juicy J and Jack Ü. Along with his own originals and mixes and many more. Everyone is still buzzing about it and thankfully you can listen to the full set here>
As I am a virgin to his live sets, I can only reference testimonials from people who have experienced them. Combining incredible audio and visual effects while integrating his fascination with Japanese anime and space, it goes without saying that Porter Robinson‘s set at Shaky Beats is not one to be missed.
Porter Robinson takes the Peachtree stage at Shaky Beats @ 8:00 PM on Saturday
Shaky Beats, May 20th-22nd, is the first EDM festival in Downtown Atlanta.