The name Porter Robinson is already iconic. If you’re a regular reader, there’s no way that you don’t know about the 19-year old star of the electro world. Entering the scene with the bar-raising Say My Name, the young North Carolinian has gone nowhere but up in the past year with huge sets at Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival as well as a host of other appearances. Now he’s back with Spitfire, an EP that not only comes with a set of ridiculous remixes, but demonstrates that he’s growing sharper as the cutting edge of the modern dance scene.
There are a total of eleven tracks on Spitfire, and I have picked three of the most mind-blowing tracks to give you the ideal compact experience. First up, the Kill the Noise remix of the title track gives the original dubstep monster a drumstep punch while living up to its namesake with machine-gun ferocity. Porter’s original tracks are by no means inferior, however; get a listen on 100% In the B*tch get a good idea of what he does by himself. This electro-moombahton bomb will absolutely blow your head off with slow, grindy death. There’s no other way to describe it; when the second drop rolls around, it becomes the all kinds of dirty. Finally, we have Unison, a sparkly, big-room electro piece remixed into a very high-octane electro banger by none other than Knife Party, the new alias of Pendulum’s Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen. It would be good to mention that Knife Party remixes are already slightly notorious for their stabby nature.
If you get the entirety of Spitfire, you’ll hear Porter also exploring his more progressive side with The Seconds and Vandalism, while remixes by Skism and Downlink add even more intensity to the already heavy originals. Released on Skrillex’s new OWSLA imprint, it’s clear that the young producer is already a foot forward. Get ready for a whole new level of Porter.