After an amazing Worlds tour, Porter Robinson will be further making an imprint on the electronic music scene by delivering a keynote speech at the Electronic Music Conference in Sydney this December.
Despite being a game changer with a new approach to electronic sound through his debut album Worlds, the 22-year-young artist will focus the speech what inthemix states as “dance music’s ‘state of the union.” Robinson told inthemix, “It would be a little bit self-serving for me to go up to a panel and just talk about myself as an artist. I’m purely doing it ‘cause I wanna talk about the subject and it’s interesting to me…and I kind of like speaking in public.”
To stay on top of the music trends around him, Robinson revealed that he made a second SoundCloud account “just to follow every single EDM top 100 DJ.” He continues, “Once I finish browsing Reddit and I come to the bottom of Tumblr and I’m not interested anymore then I open up this second SoundCloud account and I’m, like, ‘let me just listen to a bunch of the stuff that everyone is putting out today’.”
And by listening in on these top DJs, Robinson has found a trend of “…these [top 100] guys jumping ship and trying to make pseudo deep house inspired stuff… I get the sense that that stuff is making a lot of Dutch DJs a little bit nervous. It’s like a soap opera. That sounds so bad, but it’s fun for me to see what people are doing. I listen to basically everything that comes out.”
Ever since deep house caught on to a larger audience through artists such as Disclosure, Tchami and Zhu, it’s no surprise that other DJs are following suit on what seems to be the “hottest” new sound in EDM. We’re eager to hear what Robinson has to say on the dance music scene, from his own perspective.
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