Porter Robinson’s ‘Spitfire’ EP was released five years ago today
5 years ago today, OWSLA released Porter Robinson’s Spitfire EP. The release marked both the first extended body of work from the North Carolina producer as well as the inaugural offering from Skrillex’s newly established imprint.
Prior to Spitfire, Porter had caught significant attention in the dance world with his breakout complextro single “Say My Name.” With his new EP, however, and his consequent signing to OWSLA, Robinson quickly entered an entirely new echelon of success. Upon release, Spitfire skyrocketed to the number one spot on both the iTunes Dance Chart and Beatport’s overall chart, crashing Beatport’s servers in the process.
A far-cry from the Porter Robinson of today, Spitfire was pure dancefloor and festival material: a riveting concoction of electro, dubstep, and even moombahton. The immense production quality of the six originals was met with an equally standout cast of remixers: Knife Party, Excision, Kill the Noise and more.
5 years later, Porter may have transcended to a new level altogether with Worlds, but fragments of Spitfire still appear in his performances in some form of another.
Stream Spitfire on its five-year anniversary in its entirety below: