How time flies. Today one of dance music’s best albums in recent years turns five years old: Porter Robinson’s iconic “Worlds” LP. The 12-track project contains Porter at his very best, with timeless hits from “Sad Machine” and “Divinity” to “Flicker” and “Lionhearted.” It was also the last music we’d hear from Robinson before launching his (equally as amazing) Virtual Self project. Relive “Worlds” in all of its glory below and let us know which track is your favorite in the comments section.
Earlier today, Skrillex unleashed his almighty two-track Show Tracks EP and he’s followed up with an even sweeter treat. To accompany his new single “Mumbai Power,” Skrillex has released an epic music video in the form of a tour recap. The almost four-minute-long video gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at Skrillex’s recent adventures in Japan, Korea, and India. The collection of scattered clips follow Skrillex’s worldwide travels, including cherished moments from his surprise performance at Second Sky Festival. “Mumbai Power” also includes cameos from Porter Robinson, TroyBoi, Mija, Team EZY, Kenny Beats, and more. Watch Skrillex’s nostalgic “Mumbai Power” tour video below.
After it was revealed that Porter Robinson would be curating his own festival, it nearly broke the internet. The chance or even the thought that one of the most influential artists in electronic music would be doing things his way for one full weekend in Oakland, California left fans starstruck. The possibilities were endless with Second Sky Festival as fans anticipated a large showcase of Porter’s tastemaking abilities.
A lineup consisting of Porter Robinson, Madeon, Cashmere Cat, G Jones, Nina Las Vegas, Chrome Sparks, Kero Kero Bonito, Anamanaguchi, Wednesday Campanella, and Virtual Self was aimed to expand the tastes of the thousands of music lovers in attendance. Offering various styles of music, Porter’s curating abilities proved worthy as there wasn’t one set that didn’t leave fans entertained. Whether it was Wednesday Campanella’s obstruct fan interactions, KKB’s wicked stage presence, or Anamanguchi’s amazing visuals; it all tied together to create an experience people wouldn’t forget.
With over 8 thousand in attendance and over 30 thousand watching at home, there’s no denying the influence the festival had over the electronic music community. The performances were special in many ways, Madeon’s debut “Good Faith” DJ set not only gave concertgoers a taste of what’s to come, but upgraded the nostalgic feelings we were looking for. All to cap it off with a surprise Skrillex appearance on Sunday. Porter’s only worlds set of the year might be the last ever. The performance was accompanied by … Read More
Summer is in the air and New York city is ready. Festivals, block parties, and open-air shows are all over the calendar, and there isn’t a better place in NYC for these types of shows than Brooklyn Mirage. When you combine a venue that has hosted artists like RL Grime, Disclosure, REZZ, and Tchami with an act like Virtual Self, you know that the show is going to be absolutely incredible. Virtual Self is coming off his opening performance at last weekend’s Second Sky Festival and is sure to bring the same energy he brought to his earlier LA and Miami clubsystem shows. Grab tickets here.
A month ago, Porter Robinson shared a very personal story regarding his brother’s battle with cancer which kicked off his new foundation the Robinson Malawi Fund. The charitable cause was a feature point of Robinson’s first-ever Second Sky Festival and hosted a booth that accepted donations. Robinson’s goal was to raise $50,000 and he vowed to match every donation. Between donations at Second Sky, online donations, and $1 from Second Sky each ticket, fans raised $77,000, which Porter Robinson matched to bring the total to $154,000. Robinson’s fanbase has proven that they are some of the most devoted fans in the dance community and it’s amazing to see such dedication to one of electronic’s most iconic creators. Online donations to the Robinson Malawi Fund are still being accepted.
Porter Robinson‘s first-ever Second Sky Festival took place this past weekend, and it’s going to remain in the forefront of people’s memories for a long time. The production on the grounds was insanely well thought out and executed, and according to Porter, the festival itself ran extremely well. Luckily for those of us who couldn’t make it, a bunch of the sets were recorded and can be watched over and over again. Check out sets from Porter Robinson, Skrillex, Madeon, Virtual Self, G Jones, and more below.
In case you didn’t know, this past weekend Porter Robinson threw down his first ever Second Sky festival in Oakland. As if the star-studded lineup featuring himself, Madeon, Cashmere Cat + more wasn’t enough, the 2-day event was blessed by a surprise set by none other than Skrillex. Luckily for us, fans were quick to record the performance, as you’ll see below in this 7-minute clip. We’ll keep this post updated if we come across a longer recording, but for the meantime enjoy Sonny throwing down an awesome set like he always does.
Although Porter Robinson‘s first-ever Second Sky Music Festival quickly sold out, fans will still be able to experience it thanks to the official live stream via Twitch. Though live stream set times have yet to be released, the live stream will air tonight from 4pm-10pm PST. The festival will host performances by both Porter Robinson as well as his Virtual Self alias, in addition to sets by Madeon, Cashmere Cat, G Jones, and more. However, the live stream will only feature sets by Nina Las Vegas, Wednesday Campenella, Anamanaguchi, Chrome Sparks, Kero Kero Bonito, G Jones, and Porter Robinson’s special Worlds performance. Check out the live stream schedule below and check back in at 4pm PST to watch the full live stream.
In my last article, I talked about what seemed to be a sure thing regarding Madeon releasing new music with Porter Robinson and Lady Gaga. It was eventually found out to be a rumor and was debunked.
This is not a rumor. This is not fake. Porter Robinson himself just took to social media to announce that new ‘Porter music is in the works.’ So unless he got hacked or his management is tricking us, it’s time to sound the alarms because brand new Porter is on the way. The Grammy-nominated producer’s last release (not counting his Virtual Self project), was Worlds in 2014.
Just the fact that Porter dyed his hair blond just shows us he’s CLEARLY not messing around. Check out the post via Porter’s facebook below and start getting hyped.
What good is an EDM blog if we don’t take what seems to be nondescript news and run it into the ground with theories. Today, we received one of the hottest leads we’ve seen in a while that hints towards some insane, genre-crossing collaborations.
Madeon has been posting about his upcoming project “Goodfaith.world” though not much is known about this upcoming project. However, a cryptic instagram post with specific tag placements may tell the full the story. Tags on the images posted from the instagram point to possible collaborations with Lady Gaga, Porter Robinson, Lemaitre, and more. There isn’t much more to report, but check out the screenshots for yourself.