Identity Festival 2012 is coming to a city near you! And Eric Prydz himself will be there! This is huge news as Prydz rarely makes appearances in the United States. Along with him, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, Madeon, and more will be hitting the turntables.
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July 19th – Cincinati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 20th – Pontiac, MI – Elektricity Festival Grounds
July 21st – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
July 26th – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 27th – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 29th - Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
August 2nd – Atlanta, GA - Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 3rd – Tampa, FL – Ampitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds
August 4th – Miami, FL – Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
August 10th – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion
August 11th – Woodlands, TX – Woodlands Pavillion
August 18th – Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 17th – Mountainview, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
August 19th – Pheonix, AZ – HomeStore Pavilion
Porter Robinson's 2011 was massive. He released his new EP - Spitfire, he went on tour for that EP, and he got to tour with Tiesto for the College Invasion Tour. This video can be considered the offspring that was born from that tour. Cameramen and photographers followed Porter around while he partied around the country with all the college-aged schoolgirls and boys. (but probably mostly the girls) And threw down amazing electro-house music. I had the opportunity to attend the massive event in Carson, CA where Tiesto ended his tour and let me tell you. It was a night to remember. <p > <p >Porter Robinson - College Invasion Tour Mini-Documentary
Happy Tuesday all. As some of you already know, Porter Robinson's new EP Spitfire released today. Now I can't speak for everyone, but More Electro Please has been anticipating the release of this EP ever since Porter tweeted about it a month or so ago. When we heard it was going to be released early, we were ecstatic. He is only 19 years old and has already seen major success around the United States. I was lucky enough to catch his hour long set at EDC 2011 in Las Vegas and let me tell you. This kid is going to be something. Lets just hope the electro-house genre stays relevant long enough for him to make his mark. His stage presence is undeniable, and at the ripe age of 19, he has a long career ahead of him. Especially if he continues to release major tracks and give great shows. Enough of the blabbering, lets get on to the recap of his new EP Spitfire.
So, Porter's new EP is pretty good. It is not "best thing I've ever heard amazing," but it is pretty damn good. I've been listening to it non-stop for 2 days straight and I haven't gotten bored yet. Some of the remixes sounded too similar to each other, especially at the end of the EP, and I didn't care for any of the versions of his song "The State." I hate it when artists try to put political under tidings into their music. It is just not necessary, and never a good idea. But that is just my opinion. What the fuck do I know anyway? Stick with the music and you will be just fine. The Mikkas remix of Unison was also on the bottom of my favorites for this EP. You can't win them all right?
But now lets move on to everything I did like. Which was pretty much the rest of it. My favorite song on his EP was Unison (Original Mix). I am loving Porter's new sound. He still has the electro-house thing going on, which is fine, especially when his drops are so dirty-nasty. But I can tell his style is evolving and I am glad that it is. His music is maturing and it shows. I am very much looking forward to him completing his first LP and blowing our minds again. Lets get some variety in there!
Spitfire, Vandalism, and Unison (Knife Party Remix) are also solid tracks and I am looking forward to hearing him drop these in his next show. I'll be at the Tiesto College Invasion Tour on October 8th in Carson, CA. Anyone else going to be there? Porter and Dada Life will be opening for Tiesto and truthfully, I am more excited to catch Porter's set than any of the others. I want to know for certain if he is a one-hit wonder or if he can produce another quality showing and amaze me! I hope the latter, because I am huge supporter of Porter Robinson and I want to see him succeed. (Because then we will get more right??? Good Shit) Find tickets for Porter Robinson, Tiesto, and anyone else you might want to see on our calendar page here!
The curveball of the EP was definitely his track "100% in the bitch." What the hell does that mean anyway? But all I know, is that after listening to it, I definitely want to be 100% in THAT bitch. Looking forward to hearing that track live too. With his first dive into a moombahton-type sound, he succeeded in creating a fun and lively track. A little shuffling anyone?? I think so!
You can listen to my favorite songs from his EP below, and don't forget to comment and let us know which tracks were your favorites! Also, if you like our blogs, check out our store. I <3 Swedish House Mafia T-shirts will get you plenty of looks at whatever music event you go to next. Expect a revamping of our storefront soon! (we know its shitty, but we aren't coders, so cut us a little slack there) As well as our new design, which will be an original I <3 Afrojack Bro-Tank!
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BBC Radio 1 has invited Porter Robinson to their show at The Hull in the UK to be the star of the Essential Mix. Porter will be joining Fedde le Grand, Chuckie, and Judge Jules for a very special event on January 27th. I rarely listen in live to the essential mix, but this will be a music event you don't want to miss. Click here for more information on the event and when to listen in from your respective time zone.
If you haven't heard Porter's latest album "Spitfire," shame on you. But don't worry too much, because its available for streaming!
Porter Robinson has officially released his music video for "Language" via Ministry of Sound today. The video is quite aesthetically pleasing; there are stunning shots of nature throughout and while the exact message of the video may be a bit esoteric, I like how interpreting the video is left to the viewer. You can watch the video below!
Today marks the release of Porter Robinson's new venture into a sound that separates him from his past stuff. Almost hitting the trance level, Porter Robinson's delivers a great melody and great body to a track that I think is actually very, very good. It's nice to see that Porter is diversifying and branching out into other genre's. If he continues to experiment and produce great tracks, I think Porter will be more than just one of the guys from the electro-house age.
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Local Southern California talent, Disco Pharaoh is back with his latest release of Porter Robinson's Language. Porter ventured into new production areas with this track, and Disco Pharoah decided to keep the light touch and give the track a little bit of the DP feel! Take a listen when you are ready for a bit of easy listening.
Reflecting on the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is difficult because for every great set you saw, you missed another happening at exactly the same time. You may have planned to just jump into a set for 10 minutes, but it ends up being so engrossing and fresh that you just have to stay for the whole thing, thus pulling you away from another 2 DJs you'd wanted to see. Writing a "best of" is tough when you've missed more great DJ's in one weekend than many people will even see in a year, so I'm not going to be sentimental: I saw some great great stuff, here is what I liked and didn't like.
Favorite Set: Porter Robinson
In the middle of Porter Robinson’s set, the music cuts out suddenly and a robotic voice booms over the crowd: “My name is Porter Robinson, and I will never, ever release this track!”
This is the kind of personal touch Porter puts on his shows. He wants you to know that you are about to get an experience you will never have anywhere else, and that for the next hour, he has one goal: to make you dance. His music doesn’t so much ask you to dance as rip you out of your seat in a frenzy. One grinding house beat won’t last 2 minutes before it’s built to a screaming high and then slammed over your head with a transition into another equally moving rhythm. Porter is a king of drops, he is constantly keeping you on your toes by dropping the music with gusto and flair just when you think you’re starting to get comfortable. Almost every drop in the set felt unique, like he had really crafted it, to the point where it stood out when any one drop felt slightly unpolished. He spins relentlessly in and out of house and electro beats, stopping only to put a signature touch on a massive build before kicking it back into dance mode. You won't know what hit you until it's all over.
Porter could easily take home the “most surprising” award, but I wasn’t surprised. I’ve seen him before, and I know how good he is. And you can see when you’re watching him, he loves what he’s doing and he’s determined to truly be the best at it, to push it harder than anyone else. At 18 years old, he’s just biding his time until he really dominates the scene.
Most Surprising: Jack Beats
I’ve loved Jack Beats’ music, but loving a song and being truly compelled for an hour are two very different things. Fortunately the fine Jack blokes are not content to simply cut a few songs together, they’re trying to pull you into a complete experience of what’s come to be known as “wobble house.” Their ultra-wobbly sound is not so much a technique as it is a guide, ushering you through a medley of dubstep-infused music. Over the course of their set they went from full-on wobbles to house beats, dipped into electro, then wobbled their way back into a regular dubstep beat. It’s both familiar and fresh at all times, since they keep changing the pace on you without ever losing their distinctive sound. It really is amazing how many different kinds of music can sound good with wobbles behind them.
To me the best sets are like journeys that continue to take you to new places while still maintaining continuity. Jack Beats has a firm grasp on both of these elements since their comprehension of house and dubstep is so strong that they can experiment with pushing their sound harder and harder. The result then is a combination of both that leaves you caught a bit off guard, wondering what exactly you just heard. As you’re led down this winding pathway the bigger picture starts to come into focus, one that Jack Beats has clearly seen this whole time, as though you’re being educated on why this musical style really makes sense. And by the end, you’re having every bit as much fun with it as they are.
Most Disappointing: Calvin Harris
Now let’s clarify: Calvin Harris makes great music, and listening to his set, you’re reminded of exactly that. But therein lies the problem, his set is just a reminder of music he’s already created. Here Calvin Harris falls into a trap that many other DJs got caught on during the festival: simply playing their songs without mixing or tying the experience together in a meaningful way.
It’s an easy trap to fall into when you’ve got as many hit songs as Harris does. Simply playing Awooga elicits screams of delight from the crowd, so there’s very little pressure to deviate. Unfortunately for him, pressure makes diamonds, and there weren’t a whole lot of diamonds in this set. Instead, we got a lot of straight transitions from song to song, making for a particularly bland overall experience. In the end it doesn’t sound particularly like great care or attention was put into the mix, especially not when you compare it with artists like those previously mentioned in this post, artists who put genuine effort into surprising me constantly throughout the night. With those DJs I got a real connection and a sense of wonder rather than the feeling of having hit “shuffle” on a Calvin Harris iTunes mix.
Again, I think Harris is a fantastic artist, but being defined by previous success can mean he has very little to prove at a big event like this. I’m disappointed relative to what he could have done if he’d really put himself and his music at stake and taken a big risk. Instead we got background music at a house party; nice, but far from where it should be.
I hope everyone in Los Angeles who is a Porter Robinson fan was at the Music Box last Saturday for his Spitfire Tour Concert. It was an awesome amalgation (like that alliteration there huh? ;)) of artists to come into the Music Box to play for us. It is my 2nd time at the Music Box venue and I've never seen the place so crowded. There was even a line to get onto the dance floor towards the end of Matt Zo's set. What a buzzkill.. atleast they only made us wait for about 15-20 minutes before security let us in. Once we did get in, the show was batshit crazy! The crowd was great, the lights were vibrant, and the production value was through the roof. I was able to get some good footage of the show for you all, so without further ado, here are my videos from that night!
Before Porter Robinson came on, we were treated with an awesome show by the M Machine. If you haven't heard of them before, make sure you check out their Facebook page here and their Soundcloud page here. The M Machine is a threesome electronic group signed onto the Skrillex's OWSLA label based out of San Francisco and I highly recommend their music. I was able to capture 10 minutes of their show for your viewing pleasure. I wish the video did them any justice, but that just means you need to look out for their tour dates and catch them sometime!
M Machine at the Music Box