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Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson (born July 15, 1992) is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He primarily produces and DJs in the electro house genre. Biography edit: Robinson began producing at the age of 13 using Sony ACID Pro, emulating sounds he heard from video games, especially the Japanese Dance Dance Revolution. He later began producing hands-up under the alias Ekowraith using FL Studio. Robinson primarily uses LennarDigital Sylenth1, Native Instruments Massive, 3xOsc, Sytrus and several other commercial and free audio plugins. He currently lives in his hometown of Chapel Hill. Music career edit: He originally released a variety of original singles on Glamara Records and Big Fish Recordings. His first single, "Say My Name" reached #1 on Beatport's Electro House chart. In the summer of 2011 he signed a one-EP deal with OWSLA, a new label operated by Skrillex, to release Spitfire. It reached the number one spot on the iTunes Dance chart as well as the number one spot on Beatport's overall release chart. It was the first-ever OWSLA release. Robinson next released a single, "Language", on April 10, 2012 through Big Beat Records in North America, and Ministry of Sound everywhere else. The song quickly shot to the #1 overall chart position on Beatport as well as the iTunes Dance chart. The single was premiered initially via a live BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on January 27. The music video, directed by Jodeb, was released via Ministry of Sound's YouTube channel on August 1, 2012. Australia has presented him with a Gold Record for the individual sales of Language as a single on the Ministry Of Sound label. The Australian Recording Industry Association, dictates that a single has to sell more than 35,000 units in order for the record to go gold. It is rare for an EDM single to reach Gold status in Australia and this is a great accolade for Mr. Robinson to receive. On December 17, 2012, a collaborative single with Mat Zo entitled "Easy" was pre-released exclusively on Beatport by Ministry of Sound, and spent two entire weeks as the #1 overall song on the Beatport Top 100 chart. The full official release occurred in April 2013 for the world outside the Americas, and May 2013 for North and South America. Robinson has been commissioned for official remixes by artists including Lady Gaga (Interscope Records) and Avicii (Ministry of Sound), He was voted number 40 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs List for 2012, and was the highest climbing artist as compared to the 2011 chart where he sat at number 96. Robinson is currently working on a new album with an unannounced release date. Touring edit: As a DJ, he has toured internationally and performed alongside artists including Tiesto, Skrillex, and Deadmau5, the latter telling USA Today, "Porter Robinson plans, produces, and plays his own music...Being a DJ generally means being a human iPod. Porter is an authentic artist." His rise to prominence on the touring circuit began in 2011 when he performed at major music festivals including Ultra Music Festival,Electric Daisy Carnival (3 cities),Electric Zoo,South by Southwest, Global Dance Festival, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Beyond Wonderland,Electric Forest and Nocturnal Festival. Throughout February of the same year, he appeared on the Project Blue Book Tour with Skrillex and Tommy Lee & DJ Aero. In June and July 2011, he performed as direct support to Skrillex on the OWSLA tour. In September and October 2011, he performed as direct support to Tiesto on his College Invasion tour of the United States and Canada. A mini-documentary focusing on Robinson was recorded from this tour, broadcast on MTV's television network, and uploaded to his YouTube channel. Following this, he began a run of headline dates across clubs in North America as part of "The Spitfire Tour". Robinson kicked off the following year by performing an Essential Mix that was broadcast live from Hull City Hall, January 28, 2012 on BBC Radio 1 during his first trip to the UK. Shortly after, he announced his first major European headline tour dubbed "The Spitfire Tour Europe", which visited clubs in many cities across the continent over the course of 6 weeks. In June 2012 he embarked on a large, 31-date headline bus tour of North America called The Language Tour, which featured support from Mat Zo and The M Machine. In September and October 2012, Robinson went out with fellow producer/DJ and friend, Zedd on to co-headline the Poseidon Back-To-Back Tour. Robinson also played numerous worldwide festivals that year including Tomorrowland, Coachella, Creamfields, Future Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Amsterdam Dance Event, Mystery Land, Djakarta Warehouse Project, ZoukOut, Camp Bisco, and CounterPoint. Porter kicked off the 2013 festival season by playing the main stage of Ultra Music Festival. He is currently scheduled to play many more this year including Bonnaroo, Creamfields, Sun God, Mystery Land, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Hangout Music Festival.

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