Mariah Carey samples Porter Robinson’s ‘Goodbye to a World’ on latest single

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Mariah Carey samples Porter Robinson’s ‘Goodbye to a World’ on latest singleMariah Carey Nye Ny Credit Taylor Hill

In between Vegas stints, Mariah Carey has released her latest track entitled “GTFO.” It’s classic Mariah: a sultry, intimate pop song with a not-so-subtle middle finger of a punch line. But electronic music fans will notice one major piece of the song’s puzzle didn’t always belong to the track’s original writing — but rather, is the work of Porter Robinson. 

The warm and inviting heart of the production of “GTFO” comes from Robinson’s instantly recognizable “Goodbye to a World” from his critically acclaimed 2014 album release WorldsAlong with Robinson, credits on the track belong to vocalist and songwriter Bibi Bourelly, Carey herself and OVO favorite Nineteen85 of “Hotline Bling” fame.

Like it or not, this kind of exchange across music fuels much of pop, electronic, and hip-hop production, but it is rarer to see electronic music be direct inspiration in top-tier pop music of Carey’s iconic caliber. Of course, lines between pop and dance music are increasingly blurred nowadays, but there have been instances like Flo-Rida’s “Good Feeling,” where Avicii’s sampling on “Levels” was a direct inspiration, and “GTFO” follows suit. While the single poses a question of where — outside of Christmas albums — Carey intends for her music stand going forward. Judging from Robinson’s fans’ reactions on Twitter, she’ll find a place just fine.

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Krayysh soars with lethal new single, ‘Birds of Prey’ on Mad Zoo

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Krayysh soars with lethal new single, ‘Birds of Prey’ on Mad ZooKrayysh Birds Of Prey

Rising bass music star Krayysh is back with a unique new single called “Birds of Prey,” out now on Mat Zo‘s Mad Zoo imprint. The producer has been a mainstay on the label since its inception, maintaining a bracing, hard-edged style characterized by mind warping sound design. “Birds of Prey” double checks those boxes, but brings some seriously creative twists to the table. Krayysh’s signature bass sounds explode behind a crunchy beat that’s eons away from the breakneck pace of past releases like “Running From Death.” Squealing synths lazily ride the breakdowns, but ear slapping distortion is never far off.

Krayysh has been an absolute monster for the past year, and has received some well-earned support from industry heavyweights including Porter Robinson of of course Mat Zo’s firm co-sign. For those previously unfamiliar with the Mad Zoo member, jump into “Birds of Prey,” and strap in for the rest of Krayysh’s catalog.

Skrillex booked for double duty New Year’s Eve festivals

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These days, a Skrillex set is hard to come by. However, this New Year’s Eve, fans will help him ring in 2019 at not only the previously-announced Snowta in Minneapolis, but at Arizona’s most coveted NYE experience, Decadence the day before.

Skrillex is no stranger to Decadence, either. He and Diplo closed out the fest in 2015 together in the height of their short-lived stint as Jack Ü. This year, Skrilly will join Porter Robinson as Decadence co-headliners to be announced thus far.

While the rest of the lineup for Decadence has yet to be announced, previously-booked acts have included Kaskade, deadmau5, Disclosure. Needless to say, the event is an inexorable can’t-miss for Arizonian EDM enthusiasts.

Decadence will be held December 30-31. Tickets are available now.

The Weeknd, DJ Snake, Alesso headline Djakarta Warehouse Project’s tenth anniversary

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Indonesia looks to a decade of Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) this year, as the festival approaches its tenth iteration, set for December 7-9.

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The Weeknd, DJ Snake, and Alesso will headline Djakarta’s double-digit celebration, while phase one artists Porter Robinson, RL Grime, Armin van Buuren, and Major Lazer will also join the festivities. DWP will unveil following phases of the 2018 lineup in the weeks to come.

With age comes growth, and as such, Djakarta will expand from a two to three-day affair as the festival relocates to a picturesque new location, Bali’s Garuda Wisnu Kancana Cultural Park. Now one of the largest dance festivals in Asia, Djakarta will commemorate a decade of fluid progression, and electronic music lovers won’t want to miss the occasion. Tickets to DWP’s tenth iteration will go on sale starting August 17, and can be purchased, here.

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Porter Robinson’s “Worlds” Turns Four Today

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It is surprising to believe that one of the best albums ever released in the electronic music scene has turned four years old today. DJ-producer, Porter Robinson, created one of the best melodic and feelzy albums that has been adored over the years. “Worlds” was Porter Robinson’s first album that was inspired by his interest

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Weekend Rewind: Porter Robinson’s seminal ‘Worlds’ turns four years old

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Weekend Rewind: Porter Robinson’s seminal ‘Worlds’ turns four years oldHARD Porter Rukes

Everyone knows the feeling they get in the pit of their stomachs when a track like “One More Time,” “Wake Me Up,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” or “One” comes on. The outside world fades away and the music, the classic dance track and the feelings it invokes, are all that matters. There’s a beauty in some tracks’ ability to shed the outside world in a fleeting moment of sonic bliss — exactly the phenomenon that Porter Robinson achieves with “Divinity.” Few opening tracks in modern electronic dance music are as recognizable, and ultimately, few opened listeners up to an entirely unique world of an artist’s music like Worldsopener did.

Robinson’s Worlds is four years old on August 12 and although he’s moved on to newfound creative avenues, the energy and, well, otherworldliness of Worlds still plays as if the listener’s making a new discovery on each and every listen. Described by the journalist Larry Fitzmaurice at Pitchfork as “an antidote to the aggressive, toxically masculine culture that’s pervaded mainstream American dance culture” surrounding its release, Robinson’s retro and Japanese culture inspiration, the album’s now iconic, glitchy sound design, and its propulsive knack for turning mere objects into easily pinpointed sounds stretched the parameters of what mainstream electronic music could be in a way that hadn’t been challenged in a long time.

Worlds flouted the expectations of the American dance culture it existed in, even if it did rely heavily on the past and influence from artists like M83,  to challenge its present. The album defied the logistics of the DJ set and what the live dance music performance could mean, much like its predecessors did in seminal LP’s from the likes of Daft Punk, Justice, and others. Robinson bridged the gap between the indie-pop world and dance music, too. A modern opus, and certainly not the pinnacle of Porter Robinson’s career, the album is undeniably one of his brightest moments so far — one that illuminated the path for an entire wave of emotionally-charged, conceptual dance music to follow.

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Porter Robinson Releases Enigmatic Technic Angel Rework Of ‘Ghost Voices’ – ‘Angel Voices’

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Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self project is easily one of the most exciting aspects of dance music today. While many are familiar with Porter’s older work, Virtual Self has breathed new life into genres which have gone widely under appreciated for several years. The Virtual Self project is much more than a simple moniker or alias.

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Virtual Self’s technic-Angel releases ‘Ghost Voices’ spinoff called ‘Angel Voices’

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Virtual Self’s technic-Angel releases ‘Ghost Voices’ spinoff called ‘Angel Voices’Virtual Self Angel Voices

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.

Porter Robinson Shouts Out All Of His Favorite Artists In Celebration Of His Birthday

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You really cannot much negative to say about Porter Robinson. The artist who rose to fame in his mid to late teens immediately took over the world of dance music with his aggressive crossover electro sound. Porter would soon evolve into a true innovator with the release of Worlds. The album was ethereal, thoughtful and

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Porter Robinson confirms Virtual Self tour speculations with the Utopia Tour

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Porter Robinson confirms Virtual Self tour speculations with the Utopia TourPorter DJ Mag Photo Photographer Credit Jasmine Safaeian @yasi E1531422686448

Confirming Reddit’s speculations about a forthcoming Virtual Self tour, Porter Robinson has released a full set of North American dates to make up the Utopia Tour.

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

 

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