Porter Robinson signs with Astralwerks and Virgin EMI UK, talks future debut album
2013 has been a silent few months for 21 year-old Porter Robinson. Despite consistent headlining appearances at festivals around the world and a residency at Wynn in Las Vegas, it seems like so long ago we first played “Easy,” the collaborative masterpiece between he and Mat Zo. Since then fans have been anxiously awaiting album and new music announcements. Porter has hinted at his latest work via Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to soothe his anxious audience. “It’s really close to done. This record focuses on being emotional and beautiful and vast-sounding and I feel more strongly about it than anything I’ve ever done in my life.” the young producer explained.
It seems like the wait may be ending soon. Today, Virgin EMI UK and record label Astralwerks have announced a worldwide deal with none other than Porter Robinson. Director of Virgin EMI and general manager of Astralwerks speak to the talent and promising future they see in the young American producer. “Porter is ushering in a new generation of electronic music that will evolve the genre into uncharted places. He crafts songs with exquisite precision, creating music that is both intimate and infinite,” general manager of Astralwerks Glenn Mendlinger praises.
As for the album news? The currently untitled album is scheduled for a vague ‘2014 release date,’ and Porter emphasizes his new direction for his debut album. ”It’s got a sort of vintage-inspired, lo-fi, nostalgic vibe to it. The album is definitely not a mainstage EDM album; I’ve grown so tired of the formulaic, buildup-drop formula. This record is listening music, not party music. I think fans of songs like “Language” will like the album – it’s meant to be emotional and pretty in the same way – but on a different set of sounds. I feel really strongly about this. It’s my favorite music I’ve ever made.”