Porter Robinson Taking Worlds By Storm
It’s been a solid three years since Porter Robinson dropped his debut Spitfire EP. Now at the age of 22, the American phenom continues his meteoric rise as one of dance music’s most innovative boundary pushers. Since the undoubted success of Spitfire and his hit collaboration with Mat Zo from last year, Porter has put together what very possibly could be one of the best EPs to be released this fall. Slated for release next month, Worlds EP already has gained favor with fans new and old. With the crisp melodies and clean vocals coupled with highly precise energetic grime, what we have heard of Worlds is more than an evolution of his signature sound. It’s the evolution of a true artist and even more so an evolution of dance music.
Porter’s touring with Tiesto seems like ages ago, almost as far gone as the idea of him performing as an ‘opener’. He’s had support of legends including a recent Essential Mix with high praise from Pete Tong. All things considered, he is now well on his way to supplanting those that came before him. As you read this, the Worlds Tour is in full swing, already through the west coast and currently in Texas, all with the support of Lemaitre. But just as his EP’s name would suggest, the States is just the beginning. The Worlds Tour will be continuing on through the Midwest, Canada, and the East Coast before crossing the pond on to Europe and ending down under with a quintet of stops across Australia for Stereosonic.
If you can’t make it out to see Porter on tour you can check out his two hour BBC Radio 1 Essential mix below. But if you can be sure to catch this legend in the making when he comes to a city near you, for a list future dates check here. If you can pick and choose he will be coming Madison Wisconsin’s historic Orpheum Theater on September 27. Located in the heart of the local bar scene on the iconic State Street. Robinson will be joined by Giraffage and Lemaitre on a stage which has played host to many big acts recently including Skrillex, Griz and Rusko. With a capacity of nearly 1700 people between it’s two levels, the site and it’s classic 1920s architecture is sure to make for one of the more special stops on the tour. How and where ever it is you choose to get your fill of Porter Robinson this fall one thing is for sure; You won’t be disappointed.