Porter Robinson Biography, Age, Net Worth, Shows, Albums, Songs, Videos and Instagram

Porter Robinson is the stage name of Porter Weston Robinson. Robinson is an American DJ, Grammy nominated record producer and musician from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Porter Robinson Biography

Porter Robinson is the stage name of Porter Weston Robinson. Robinson is an American DJ, Grammy nominated record producer and musician from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

He has released various number one singles across different electronic genres. His first full-length studio album, Worlds, was released on August 12, 2014. In 2017, Robinson started releasing music as Virtual Self, with his self-titled EP Virtual Self released on October 25, 2017.

He was named 7th in the Billboard 21 under 21 lists, topped InTheMix’s 25 under 25 list, and reached 5th place in DJ Times’ 2013 ranking for America’s Best DJ. Three of Robinson’s records topped in Beatport’s overall chart before the time he was 21. He has been included on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s list for seven consecutive years.

On March 20, 2015, Robinson was named MTVU Artist of the Year. In 2017, he was nominated for two Electronic Music Awards for Single of the Year and Live Act of the Year with Madeon. He was ranked at number 96 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for 2017.

Porter Robinson Age

He was born on July 15, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He is 26 years old as of 2018.

Porter Robinson Career

Robinson began producing when he was 12 years old. While posting his early music on online forums he met future collaborator Madeon, who was using the aliases “Daemon” and “Wayne Mont”. From 2005 to 2010, under the alias “Ekowraith”, he released “hands up” music via YAWA Recordings. Robinson then began producing music that he called “complextro”, adding classically inspired melodies and complicated fills to his music.

In 2010, he started releasing music under his own name, he released a variety of original singles on Glamara Records and Big Fish Recordings. One of his most known releases was “Say My Name”, which reached number one on Beatport, launching Robinson into the mainstream dance music world. Eighteen at the time, Robinson started achieving international notice, catching the eye of dubstep producer Skrillex.

Robinson’s early influences include video gaming music, in particular, Dance Revolution. He is a major fan of anime and Japanese culture and incorporates these elements into his music. He stated that he originally attempted to emulate the music that he heard in Japanese games, which stemmed to producing and then to perform as a DJ.

In 2011, he signed a one-EP deal with OWSLA, then a new label operated by Skrillex, to release the eleven-track Spitfire. As the first release on OWSLA, it topped iTunes Dance chart and Beatport’s overall chart, crashing the latter’s servers upon release.

On April 10, 2012, Robinson released a single, “Language”, through Big Beat Records in North America, and Ministry of Sound everywhere else. The song was relatively different in its production than the “complextro” sound that Robinson had become known for, favoring a more melodic sound and a dream-like piano lead. The song rose to the number one overall chart position on Beatport as well as the iTunes Dance chart. The single was premiered initially through a live BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on January 27. The music video, directed by Jodeb, was released through Ministry of Sound’s YouTube channel on August 1, 2012. The song was also included as the menu music for the 2012 video game Forza Horizon. Throughout the rest of 2012, Robinson embarked on his “Language Tour”, supported by artists Mat Zo and The M Machine.

He co-wrote Zedd’s US top 10 hit “Clarity”, as well as singing backing vocals. The track was originally going to be released as a collaboration between the two artists called “Poseidon” alongside a joint tour, but Robinson withdrew his name because he did not want to release a pop single while he was “trying to do something that wasn’t shooting for the radio” with his first album.

On December 17, 2012, a collaborative single with Mat Zo entitled “Easy” was pre-released exclusively on Beatport by Ministry of Sound, and spent two entire weeks as the number one overall song on the Beatport Top 100 chart. The full official release occurred in spring 2013 and was accompanied by an animated music video.

Robinson has been commissioned for official remixes by artists including Avicii and Lady Gaga.

During his “Language Tour”, he continually began to grow tired of the current dance music scene, centered around formulaic songs with timed builds and beat drops, designed to excite people at festivals and clubs. Robinson stated, “The more I forced myself to work within those DJ-friendly limits, the more I resented the genre.” He then spent the next year working on a new album and live show, of which he stated, “…when I do change the style of my show into the live thing I’m going to do later this year, I want the shift in focus to be clear.”

Robinson’s first studio album “Worlds” was released through Astralwerks and Virgin EMI on August 12, 2014. The album focused more on melodies to invoke a sense of nostalgia, juxtaposing the percussive bass driven tracks he had released previously. Robinson collaborated with several vocalists and musical groups including Urban Cone, Lemaitre, Breanne Düren, and Amy Millan. He made his official vocal debut on the single “Sad Machine”. The Vocaloid software voice, Avanna, was also used as a vocalist for this single. He then embarked on the Worlds tour, a new live show that involved him singing, playing synthesizers, and triggering samples. The tour headlined popular music festivals, including Ultra Music Festival, EDC, and Coachella.

On October 2, 2015, a remix album of Worlds titled Worlds Remixed was released. It included remixes by electronic artists Odesza, San Holo, Mat Zo, Electric Mantis, Galimatias, Last Island, Chrome Sparks, Deon Custom, Rob Mayth, Point Point, Sleepy Tom, and Slumberjack.

On January 31, 2016, Robinson stated on his Twitter account that he was producing new material after being “stuck” for a year and a half. On August 11, he released “Shelter”, a collaboration with fellow musician and friend Hugo Leclercq, better known by his stage name Madeon. An animated music video was released for “Shelter” on October 18, animated by A-1 Pictures and jointly produced by Robinson, A-1 Pictures, and Crunchyroll. Robinson and Leclercq then embarked on a nearly year-long joint international tour dubbed the “Shelter Live Tour”, where the two performed live shows onstage together, with supporting acts from Danger, Robotaki, and San Holo.

On October 25, 2017, Robinson released a new single song “EON BREAK” under the alias Virtual Self, announced via his Twitter page. A music video was also released on Robinson’s YouTube channel, containing abstract 3-Dimensional art and cryptic messages seemingly focusing on the words “angel”, “virtual”, “void”, and “utopia”.

On November 8, 2017, Virtual Self-released a second single titled “Ghost Voices”. A music video for “Ghost Voices” was released on February 28, 2018, through Robinson’s YouTube channel.

Virtual Self held a debut live performance on December 8, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York City.

Porter Robinson Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to around 1.3 million dollars.

Porter Robinson Shows / Events

  • Thu, 7 Feb
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
  • Sat, 9 Feb
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall
  • Fri, 15 Feb
    Miami-Dade County, FL, United States

Porter Robinson Albums

  • Virtual Self 2017
  • Shelter: Complete Edition 2017
  • Worlds Remixed 2015
  • Worlds 2014
  • Spitfire 2011

Porter Robinson Songs

  • Shelter · 2016
  • Sad Machine 2014
  • Goodbye to a World 2014
  • Sea of Voices 2014
  • Lionhearted 2014
  • Ghost Voices 2017
  • Language 2012
  • Divinity 2014
  • Fellow Feeling 2014
  • Fresh Static Snow 2014
  • Flicker 2014
  • Years of War 2014
  • Hear the Bells 2014
  • EON BREAK 2017
  • Polygon Dust 2014
  • Particle Arts 2017
  • 100% in the Bitch 2011
  • The Seconds 2011
  • Unison2011
  • The Wildcat 2010
  • Natural Light 2014
  • Say My Name 2010
  • Shapherdess 2014
  • Spitfire 2011
  • a.i.ngel 2017
  • Vandalism 2011
  • Key 2017
  • Hello 2011
  • The State 2011
  • I’m on Fire 2011
  • Get Brain 2009

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