Fresh from the Grammys Red Carpet, Virtual Self has gifted fans with Lane 8‘s remix of “Ghost Voices.” More popularly known as Porter Robinson, the producer was this year nominated for the Best Dance Recording category as Virtual Self for his wall-to-wall sensation, “Ghost Voices.” Though he did not win, the track has still not only had a tremendous impact on the electronic sphere, but has also reverberated through the music industry at large.
Lane 8’s take on the release flips the track inside out, pulling the piano to the forefront and shrinking the electronic elements out of focus in the introduction. Crescendoing notes eb and flow through the forefront of the track, while the vocal dances around the new sound structure. While the remix evokes an entirely different, more pensive set of emotions and energy than the original, it still soothes and sonically pleases the listener. The remix has been released on Robinson’s own YouTube channel.
A snippet from Porter Robinson‘s upcoming GQ Japan March edition revealed the Virtual Self creator is planning a new project. After his unique production pivot to Virtual Self in order to celebrate techno sounds inspired by late ’90s and early 2000s dance music, one can only imaging which direction the inspired visionary might go. This news dovetails nicely with Porter’s Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording of “Ghost Voices” made under his Virtual Self moniker.
On Sept. 8, Porter performed a sold-out show at Extended Clubsystem in LA. The set was an hour and 45 minutes long, and he played a new song, “God Rays,” which was thankfully captured on film. While luring listeners with wide, lush synth chords, Porter flips the switch and drops hard techno.
Since its humble beginnings as an Anjuna appendage in 2005 in London, Anjunadeep has become one of the top purveyors of deep, textured, and melodic house music. Known for their towering catalog currently spanning over 400 releases, Anjunadeep artists and fans have come to revere the label’s compilation series since Above & Beyond released the very first in 2009. Coming in scorching yet tender as always, Anjunadeep have put together a special offering for their 10th mix in 10 years.
Due out Feb 22, the compilation features the label’s top-tier talent, new and old, like Luttrell, Yotto, and Lane 8, while pulling out deeper cuts from newcomers like BAILE, Ocula, and GRAZZE. Seamlessly mixed by Anjunadeep co-founder, James Grant, and Bristol-based DJ Jody Wisternoff, the release has been a profound source of reflection for the esteemed and aptly suited pair.
In trying to maintain a fresh and all-encompassing tone for the compilation, the DJs note that, “It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the 10th volume in the Anjunadeep compilation series. Despite Anjunadeep 10 being a bit of a milestone, we’ve resisted any temptation to go down a nostalgic route. Instead we’ve tried to keep the mix as forward-looking as possible. Our amazing family of artists have been creating far too much exciting new music for us to contemplate any other approach.”
With such high precedents already in place, anticipation for the newest installment is imminent. Fans can find the trailer, tracklist, and dates for global release parties below.
Hiatus – Relic
Lycoriscoris – Belong
Ocula – Immunity
BAILE – Soft Light
Ole Biege – All The Time (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Rework)
Nox Vahn feat. Mimi Page – There Is Peace Beyond (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Rework)
Tomas Barfod – Things That Matter feat. Louise Foo & Sharin Foo (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Luttrell – Still Dreaming
16BL – You Are High
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Lane 8 Remix)
CRi – Initial
Modd & Hosini – Swallow’s Nest
Spencer Brown & Qrion – Sapporo
GRAZZE – Querencia
Nuage – H.A.L.O.
boerd – Someone (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Modd – Ruskeala
Ben Böhmer – Little Lights
Aiiso – City Lights
Nox Vahn & Marsh – Prospect
Jody Wisternoff & James Grant – Dapple
Jani R – Autumn’s Feathers (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
Savvas – Peace Of Mind
Eli & Fur – Night Blooming Jasmine (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
Aiiso – Programmer
Nox Vahn & Marsh – Serena’s Garden
Jazz Do It – For A Moment
Joseph Ashworth – Heavy
Dosem – Stay True
Jack Lost – Walls
SØNIN vs. Yotto – Nothing Like You
Fluida – A Self And A Mind
Luttrell – Out Of Me
Ben Böhmer – In Memoriam
Lane 8 – Feld (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Edit)
Antic & i_cann – Jura
Kidnap – Tempest
Anjunadeep 10 Release Parties
Feb 08 – Sound, Los Angeles – James Grant, Marsh
Feb 17 – Phonox, London – James Grant & Jody Wisternoff (Open To Close)
Feb 22 – The Penthouse at FIVE Palm, Dubai – James Grant, 16BL, Dom Donnelly
Released on Proximity, this talented group of musicians do Taking Back Sunday plenty justice. The vocals from Saint Slumber are impeccable, harmonizing perfectly for an aesthetically pleasing cover of the famed rock band’s original. When layered over some light piano and staccato leads, the perfect verse is born, building into a euphoric, synth-heavy drop.
Saint Slumber is on the rise and Modern Machines is coming off headline shows at Marquee NYC, E11EVEN Miami, and more, so expect this one to climb the ranks.
Adventure Club has dropped their remix of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices.” The French Canadian duo joins the ranks of Arty, Shadient and many others who have shown their love and admiration for the 2017 standout track from Porter Robinson’s latest side project, taking on the challenge of remixing a scintillating original into their own. Porter Robinson himself even took to the track for another spin recently.
The production duo have accomplished what many have sought to do, bringing the signature emotion from the original “Ghost Voices” through in their own standout remix. Opening the track with a downtempo, stripped-back version of the track’s recognizable melodies, Adventure Club’s remix builds to take its form across uplifting, expansive synths.
Miami’s III Points has announced its sixth annual lineup set to take over the Wynwood district of the city next year February15-17.
With over 100 artists on the bill, III Points is an eclectic who’s who collection of indie and electronic music heavyweights alike. SZA, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, and Erykah Badu top this year’s bill with pleasing additions from Virtual Self, James Blake, Beach House, Blood Orange fresh off the release of Negro Swan, and many, many more, anchoring the earlier end of US festival season next year.
The roster’s underground dance talents are also in top form, including a booking from rising superstar Peggy Gou, Yaeji, DJ Koze, Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, DJ Stingray, Honey Dijon, Keinemusik and more. Tickets to the festival can be purchased here.
New City Gas has teamed up with Dancing Astronaut to provide one lucky winner with VIP passes to its Produktworld festival in Montreal, as well the ultimate fan experience.
The 2018 edition of Produktworld will be headlined by EDM fan favorites like Yellow Claw, Galantis, and Virtual Self — just to name a few. In addition to world-class musical acts, the festival is characterized by its unique carnival theme and coinciding state-of-the-art pyrotechnics, acrobats, and an abundance of street art.
In addition to a twin set of three-day VIP passes to the festival, the winner will receive free roundtrip air fare from surrounding major cities, a comped hotel, and a meet and greet with the artist of his or her choice, plus a whole lot more.
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The penultimate day of the final weekend of Tomorrowland 2018 has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. People of tomorrow can relive a jam-packed July 28 of the Story of Planaxis to the fullest: Nora En Pure gets deep as ever, Armin van Buuren returns from weekend one for back-to-back mainstage appearances, Virtual Self makes a debut in Boom, and Salvatore Ganacci returns with more shenanigans. Meanwhile, Belgian legends Cherry Moon Trax light up the mainstage with the trance classics that led to the country’s domination of dance in the 90s.
Right when it seemed like rumors surrounding Porter Robinson‘s ’90s dance music-inspired alias were calming down, the producer announced that he will be embarking on a full North American tour as Virtual Self. The Utopia tour, however, is not the only news the producer has to share.
Robinson just released a surprise track titled “Angel Voices,” which serves as the technic-Angel edit of “Ghost Voices.”
“Angel Voices” is a six-and-a-half minute compilation that takes moments of “Ghost Voices” and spins them into intense trance segments, blended into harder mashups of contrasting synths and sounds. Each section of the song is seemingly its own, as is the case with most of Robinson’s productions as Virtual Self.
The tour will kick off Aug. 31 in New York City at Electric Zoo and make its way across the continent through early October. Attendees of the tour stops can expect to see a combination of two sets in one: a techno, two-step and trance portion from the technic-Angel moniker of Virtual Self, and everything from jungle to hardcore from Pathselector.
Dates marked “CLUBSYSTEM” will be either an intimate club show or a show without custom stage setup.
Friday, Aug. 31 Electric Zoo – New York, NY
Saturday, Sept. 1 Riverworks – Buffalo NY
Sunday, Sept. 2 New City Gas – Montreal QC
Monday, Sept. 3 Echostage – Washington DC (CLUBSYSTEM)
Thursday, Sept. 6 Royal Oak – Detroit MI
Friday, Sept. 7 Aragon – Chicago IL
Saturday, Sept. 8 Armory – Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, Sept. 11 The Complex – Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, Sept. 13 WAMU – Seattle WA
Friday, Sept. 14 Commodore – Vancouver BC
Saturday, Sept. 15 Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB (CLUBSYSTEM)
Wednesday, Oct. 3 Emo’s – Austin TX
Thursday, Oct. 4 Bomb Factory – Dallas TX