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Porter Robinson
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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:17

Style: 
EDM
Best known for: 
“'Language'.”
Tune of the year: 
“Chvrches ‘The Mother We Share’.”
From: 
“The fees are only a reflection of the demand for these shows.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“There's a lot of sides to pop, and I think to say 'dance music is the new pop' would be a huge, very incomplete generalization.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Shouts to my dog Lainey.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“It’s not my thing, but Goddamn — it seems like a pretty innocuous thing to get all worked up over.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don't 'speak out' about them because it's not really my world — I got into electronic music through Japanese video games and never really saw DJs.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“I think I already have it. The only really 'weird' thing we ask for is socks and underwear for me and the crew.”

For once this year, Porter Robinson has dialled back his busy DJ schedule, but only so he can lock himself away and work on his debut album. “I've been writing my first album over the course of the last year-and-a-half,” he enthuses. “That meant doing mostly weekend shows and then working nonstop on music through the week.” Style-wise, Porter admits to evolving this year, saying the focus is on being beautiful, emotional and vast-sounding."

“The part of me that loves high-energy and loudness didn't go away, but it's just not my first priority right now. I wanted this record to sound not only beautiful, but huge and impactful. There's a vintage sensibility to the thing, too. Clean and pretty is a little played-out I think. I wanted a somewhat more lo-fi inspired twist on beauty.”

As well as the release of the album, Porter has been working on a new live show for 2014 which “is feeling way more honest and personal to me than anything I’ve done before. I’m dying for everyone to hear it.

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