Porter Robinson is a known American DJ, musician and producer from Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He had many number one singles in different electronic genres.
He was born as Porter Weston Robinson on July 15th, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
When he was 12, Robinson started producing. He was posting his music on online forums and that’s how he met his future collaborator Madeon. Madeon was going by the name „Wayne Mont“ and „Daemon“ at the time.
From 2005 to 2010 Robinson started posting music on YAWA Recordings by the name of „Ekowraith“. One of the songs he released is „hands up“.
After that Robinson started producing music in which he aded melodies inspired by clasical music. He called the music „Complextro“.
In 2010 Porter started releasing music by his real name. He released some original singles on Big Fish Recordings and Glamara Records.
The most popular one was “Say My Name” which was a number one on Beatport. At that time he was 18 and already recognised by the producer Skrillex.
In his early year Robinson was influenced by gaming music. He loved Dance Dance Revolution. He is also a big fan of Japanese culture and anime and tries to include that in his music.
He said that in the beginning he wanted to imitate music he heard in Japanese games which after that led him to producing and then DJ-ing.
He signed a deal with OWSLA in 2011. OWSLA was a label operated by Skrillex. They released eleven tracks and they went on the top of iTunes Dance chart and Beatport’s chart.
On April 10 in 2012 Porter released a single called “Language” with Big Beat Records that’s located in North America and Ministry of Sound. The song was different than his usual “complextro” sound.
The single made it to number one on Beatport and also iTunes Dance chart. The single was premiered by a live BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix in January. On August 1, 2012 a video directed by Jodeb was released by Ministry of Sound’s YouRube channel.
The song was also in the 2012 video fame called Forza Horizon as a menu music. Robisnon was on his “Language tour” with M Machine and Mat Zo for the rest of the year.
Robinson co-wrote a song “Clarity” from Zedd that hit the US top 10. He was also singing backing vocals in it. At first it should have been a collaboration between the two artists called “Poseidon” but Robinson gave up and Zedd released it by himself.
In December, 2012 he released single called “Easy” with Mat Zo. It was the number one on the Beatport Top 100 chart in two weeks. The full official release was in 2013 when he released a video for it too.
Robinson made few official remixes of songs from artists like Avicii and Lady Gaga.
In August 2014 Robinson’s debut studio album Worlds was released by Virgin EMI and Astralwerks. He collaborated with many artists like Lemaitre, Amy Millan, Urban Cone and Breanne Düren. He also went on Worlds tour where he sang, played synthesizers, etc. The shows were also on some festivals like Ultra Music Festival, EdC and Coachella.
In October, 2015 he made a remix album of Worlds named Worlds Remixes. It had remixes by artists like San Holo, Chrome Sparks, Rob Mayth, Odesza, Mat Zo, Galimatias, SLUMBERJACK, Last Island, Deon Custom, Point Point, Electric Mantis and Sleepy Tom.
On August 11, 2016 he released a new single “Shelter” with Hugo Leclercq known by his stage name, Madeon. A music video was released in October. They wen’t on a “Shelter Live Tour” where they performed with Danger, San Holo and Robotaki.
In October, 2016 he released a sinfle called “EON BREAK” under the name Virtual Self. A music video was released on his YouTubw channel too.
In November 2017 he released another single “Ghost Voices” by that name. A music video for it was released in February in 2018 on his YouTube channel.
He (as a Virtual Self) relessed an EP callrd Virtual Self in November 2017.
In 2015 Robinson haven’t made any music and he stated that he suffered from depression at the time and wasn’t able to.
Robinson was accepted in UNC but he didn’t attend it because of his career in music.
Madeon and Dillon Francis are one of his closest friends.
Robinson was 7th in the Billboard 21 under 21 list, was on tip in The Mix’s 25 under 25 list and was fifth in DJ Times’s America’s Best DJ in 2013. He was also on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ’s list for a period od 7 years.
In March 2015 he was the MTVU Artist of the Year. He was also nominated for two Electronic Music Awards in 2017.
Robinson has a big family and has 3 brothers. He is the second child. His older brother is called Nick and he used to be a video producer at a video game website called Polygon.
His younger brothers are Mark and Robert. Mark and his father also called Nick review Oreo cookies on their YouTube channel “Oreo Graveyard”.
He has been dating a beaitiful red head girl named Nicole in 2014 but they separated.
It is rumoured that he has a new girlfriend but he hasn’t posted her photo on none of his media accounts.
Full name: Porter Weston Robinson
Date of birth: July 15, 1992
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Profession: DJ, producer, musician
Height: 180 cm
Net Worth: $1,5 million