Porter Robinson started at the age of 13 utilizing Sony ACID Pro. Within that time, he emulated the sounds he heard from video games, particularly Dance Dance Revolution. Later, he commenced generating hands-up under Ekowraith with the use of FL Studio. Nowadays, he dwells within his hometown in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Robinson rose to prominence in 2011 in his touring circuit when he played at great music festivals which include Electric Daisy Carnival, South by Southwest, Virgin Mobile Free-Fest, Nocturnal Festival, Global Dance Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, and Beyond Wonderland.
Being listed as the Image-Line FL-Studio Power User, Porter Robinson basically applies LennarDigital Sylenth, 3xOsc, Native Instruments among other various free and commercial audio plugins. In describing his musical style, Porter Robinson united the words “complex” and “electro” to form the word “complextro”, which is currently a real electro-house subgenre.
Robinson at first released several original singles for Glamara Records together with Big Fish Records. His initial single, “Say My Name” attained number 1 on the Beatport’s Electro House charts. Within the summer of 2011, Robinson signed a deal of one-EP with OWSLA. That was the new label functioned by Skrillex when “Spitfire” was released. It scoped number 1 on iTunes Dance chart, and also number 1 on Beatport’s entire release chart. That was the first ever OWSLA release.
Later on, Robinson released a single, “Language” on 2012 via Big Beat Records while in North America. That song rapidly rose to be the number 1 in entire chart position within the Beatport, as well as number 1 on iTunes Dance. That single was premiered first through the Essential Mix via a live BBC-Radio 1 Essential-Mix on January 27. Directed by Jodeb, the music video was released through the Ministry of Sound’s-YouTube channel in August 2012.
The following year Robinson also played various worldwide festivals such as Coachella, Future Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, StereosonicAmsterdam Dance Event, Djakarta Warehouse Project, Camp Bisco, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, , Electric Zoo, Mystery Land, ZoukOut and CounterPoint.
Australia has given Robinson the “Gold Record” for personal sales of Language within the Ministry of Sound-Label. The association of Australian Recording Industry says that any single must sell an excess of 35,000 units for it to attain a gold status. It is not often for an EDM single to scope a Gold status in the country (Australia), and suc is a big accolade for Robinson to receive.
While in December, 2012, the Mat Zo’s collaborative single known as ‘Easy’ got pre-released wholly on Beatport via the Sound Ministry. It spent two full weeks being number 1 overall within the Beatport Top-100 chart. The complete formal release was done in April 2013 for non-American regions while in May 2013 for South and North America.
Porter Robinson has been commissioned for formal remixes by several artists including Avicii and Lady Gaga. During this time, Robinson was voted number 40 on DJ Mag’s list of Top-100 for 2012 and became the fastest climbing artist in regard to 2011 chart where he scoped number 96. Currently, Robinson is working another album which the release date is not yet known.