It’s finally here!! The highly anticipated EP from the now huge up and comer from North Carolina. I’ve been following this guy for a few years now, and I have even heard some his old hardstyle and trance stuff that he made back in the day as Ekowraith. His name is Porter Robinson and this 19-year-old already has some gained serious achievements while managing to finish high school and get into college. By the time he graduated high school, Porter Robinson had already topped Beatport Charts and Performed nationwide and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business including Deadmau5, Skrillex, Felguk, David Guetta, Diplo, Afrojack, and Dada Life just to name a few. PR is truly living the young producer’s dream as he continues to release huge originals and remixes for people like Gaga, and Avicii. He has recently been touring with Tiesto on his college invasion tour, and has just announced his North American tour dates, which you can scope out below. I have become a true fan of this kid, especially since he’s not much younger than I am. I first came to love his track with Lazy Rich and Sue Cho titled “Hello”. It is a massive electro house banger filled with heavy hitting basslines. However, these days a heavy bassline in an electro house song is nothing special. The thing I really came to love about PR’s music is his huge build ups and massive drops that keep the dancefloor moving, but the most distinct element I found in his music is his trancey breakdowns. I connected with these sounds instantly because I grew up listening to a lot of old school techno, trance, and hardstyle stuff. He probably got the influences from when he used to produce such types of music.
The Spitfire EP is released on Skrillex’s label called OWSLA. It includes more massive tracks from Mr. Robinson, and truly shows his growth and development as an EDM producer. I first heard the title track “Spitfire” back in February when Porter played an amazing set at Control at the Avalon in Hollywood. I heard it again a few weeks later at his show in Santa Cruz with Lucky Date. I believe it is one of the first Dubstep tracks he made/played out. It is a massive track that still incorporates the musical elements I have come to expect from Porter. Overall, I feel the EP doesn’t have enough of the Electro House tracks that I’m used to seeing, but he does incorporate some solid Dubstep and Moombah. His new Dubstep tracks and his Moombahcore track, “100% In The Bitch” hit hard, and have great build ups and breakdowns. The Spitfire EP is an awesome mix of genres and sounds! The originals are all great and the remixes by Knife Party, Downlink, Mikkas, Skism, and Kill The Noise each offer different sounds and feel but are equally awesome.