Porter Weston Robinson (born July 15, 1992) is an American DJ, record producer, musician, and singer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His debut full-length studio album, Worlds, was released in 2014 and peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Robinson began releasing music under the alias Virtual Self in 2017, with his self-titled EP Virtual Self debuting the same year. Robinson was nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for his single “Ghost Voices”. At the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in 2017, he was nominated for Single of the Year and Live Act of the Year, both with Madeon, for the single “Shelter” and the Shelter Live Tour, respectively. His other accolades include 5th place in DJ Times’ 2013 ranking for America’s Best DJ, 7th in the Billboard 21 under 21 lists, topping InTheMix’s 25 under 25 list, and winning the 2015 MTVU Artist of the Year. Robinson also made DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs list for seven consecutive years. Here are all of Porter Robinson’s albums ranked.
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3. Worlds (Remixed) (2015)
“Porter Robinson live has changed my life. I saw him twice last year once at ultra music festival and once at backwoods festival and he doesn’t disappoint. I’ve turned so many people on to his music and they are just as hooked! this remix album is amazing and I’m listening to it everyday just like I listened to worlds everyday when it came out.”
2. Spitfire (2011)
“This CD is awesome! Every track is as great as the next! So if you have only heard one song from Porter Robinson, you won’t be disappointed with the rest of the album. There are a lot of aggressive growly bass sounds as well as some very nice peaceful parts in the album. The beats range from slower dubstep style beats to Drum n bass style beats, and to up-tempo EDM style beats. “
1. Worlds (2014)
“While the music is lacking the maturity of some of his more experienced fellows like Andrew Bayer, it is rich, powerful, smart, unique, catchy, explorative, energetic, and, in this album’s case, very direct in targeting a particular feel. I’d say the three tracks that most define this album’s target direction or “message” are Sad Machine, Flicker, and Lionhearted, while meanwhile the “flagship” track is probably Divinity. What is this direction / feel / “message”? It feels a single aesthetic painting, one that I can only describe as post-apocalyptic digitalization of physical reality. I’m sure that doesn’t make any sense, so I’d suggest just going on YouTube and searching for “Porter Robinson Flicker” (without quotes) and, ignoring the strange Japanese (??) speech intro, see if you can get through to the end of the video. You should be impressed. Very impressed.”