Porter (Porter Weston Robinson) is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chapel Hill, North Calorina, United States. Born on July 15, 1992, Porter began producing at the age of 12, getting recognition internationally by the time he was 18. Robinson released a variety of original singles across different electronic generes.
A self-taught producer, Robinson delivered his first release on OWSLA, it reached number one on the iTunes Dance chart as well as on Beatport’s overall chart, crashing Beatport’s servers upon release.
Robinson next released a single, “Language”, on April 10, 2012. In 2013, a collaborative single with Mat Zo entitled “Easy” was officially released and was accompanied by an animated music video.
Porter’s debut studio album “Worlds” was released on August 12, 2014.On June 21, 2014, Robinson made his second appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix after “Language”. He played music that he had favorited over the last few months, as well as playing his own unreleased tracks.
Beginning from 2011, Robinson has internationally headlined and played main-stage at the world’s biggest electronic festivals. 2011 also saw Robinson giving direct support to Skrillex on the OWSLA and Project Blue Book tour, and Tiesto on the College Invasion Tour, before he began a run of headline dates across clubs in North America for his “Spitfire Tour”.
During his first trip to UK, he performed at Hull City Hall, January 28, 2012. He is expected to headline a tour for his debut album in 2014, which will utilize live elements.
Touring internationally as a headliner Robinson performed at major music festivals including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, South by Southwest, and many more.
Robinson also played numerous worldwide festivals including Tomorrowland, Coachella, Creamfields, Future Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Stereosonic, and Mystery Land.Porter kicked off the 2013 festival season by playing the main stage of Ultra Music Festival, and played many more including Bonnaroo, Creamfields, Wireless Festival, Global Gathering, Fuji Rock Festival, and at X-Games Brazil.
Nominations and Awards
Porter Robinson’s track ‘Language’ was nominated for ‘Best Music Video’, at the 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards. Nominated for two awards at the International Dance Music Awards, Robinson also made it onto Billboard.com’s 21 Under 21 ranking last year where he ranked ahead of the likes of Miley Cyrus and Cher Lloyd.
Set to accomplish more by the age of 21 than most achieve in a lifetime, Porter is unmistakably one of the most thrilling talents to be found anywhere in the world. Only he knows what’s next. We just know we can’t stop him.