Madeon and Porter Robinson’s collaborative single, ‘Shelter’, and tour of the same name was one of the musical highlights of 2016. It was the in-between time that separated the Worlds era of Porter and Virtual Self. It was the time where we saw Madeon mature from boy-wonder to full out dance music superstar. It was
A-Trak‘s taste in music is generally a pretty solid barometer for what’s hot right now. He closely keeps up with fan favorite pop, dance, and hip-hop, but where he differs from the rest of us mere mortals is his ability to step behind Technics and a mixer and do something magical with the earworms he’s into. In the tail-end of the year, A-Trak has ramped up his video channel, frequently sharing short scratch routines and personal edits of the tracks that are in his rotation at the moment. He’s covered Chance The Rapper, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Post Malone, N.E.R.D. and more, though his latest addition to the ‘#REALDJing’ video series is a flawless tribute to Porter Robinson and Madeon‘s sweeping success “Shelter.”
Clocking in at just a minute, A-Trak chops up the young superstars’ hit collaboration with his legendary Midas touch, finessing his way through immaculate padwork and scratch breakdowns. Not quite a remix, but rather an homage so to speak, A-Trak’s rendition of “Shelter” and obvious seal of approval for the next generation of dance music’s torch carriers.
‘Shelter’ was easily one of the biggest release of 2016. The collaborative project between Porter Robinson and Madeon which gave life to a tour of the same name helped cement the talents of the young duo more or less forever. It was a powerful and emotional track which captivated fans everywhere. A-Trak who has been
Porter Robinson’s new technic-utopian Virtual Self-reign is among us, but surely fans mustn’t, and likely will never forget about his seminal Worlds. 2016’s “Shelter,” too, embodied an unforeseen stylistic narrative. We even went on to name it one of the biggest tracks of 2016, standing at the No. 3 slot. Robinson and Madeon injected an unbeknownst, singular vision into the EDM ecosystem, which has since flourished, and gone on to birth an inconceivable number of artists in the track’s very wake.
Naturally, there have been many reworkings of the artists’ esteemed collaboration. The rising producer Akari is the most recent to have taken on the number.
Akari boats an impressive assemblage of remixes. From artists like Flume and Ekali to M83 and Flux Pavilion, his widespread track affinity is a testament to his effervescent creativity. In his latest fervent fury of future bass, Akari infuses new life into the seminal “Shelter,” which ensures that if its listeners do seek shelter, they do so in anticipation of his next release.
While remixes of the blockbuster collaboration pervaded 2016, “Shelter” has now received a refreshing facelift from multi-talented beatsmith JayKode. The LA-based producer lays down a charmingly sedative backdrop for the vocal anthem, transposing the vocals to give it an entirely new feel.
It’s a highly inventive spin on the track. As it happens, it was never meant to be a remix. “I had no plan to remix shelter since the original was perfect in every aspect,” JayKode writes. “I was actually working on a hip-hop instrumental and messing around with some guitars. Then I started plugging in different a capellas just for fun and when I plugged shelter in, it was complete magic.”
Listen to JayKode’s remix of “Shelter” below, and download it for free here.
RL Grime has a stack full of never released productions that we as fans have been calling for the release of for years now. This past weekend at his show in NYC RL Grime brought back one of his most beloved IDs that has been floating around for years and included the vocals for ‘Shelter’
Chicago-based producer Nick Gunner has made significant waves with his latest intriguing mashup. Having previously worked his magic on Zeds Dead and NGHTMRE‘s “Frontlines,” the rising producer truly steps up his game on his latest venture.
For his latest fusion, Gunner weaves Illenium‘s “Where’d You Go” and Porter Robinson‘s akin “Divinity” into a joint venture. The result is a match made in heaven. Indeed, the track’s share immense similarities, but on Nick Gunner’s mashup, one has to wonder how they’ve never been combined before.
Porter Robinson and Madeon may have given their final performance of their massive Shelter tour this past April, but fans lucky enough to witness the legendary duo firsthand will likely let the experience live on forever in their memories—and now their wardrobe.
While the duo did release a merch line for the Shelter tour, now they’ve decided to release a limited run, this time tailoring it around the music video for “Shelter.” The new limited-edition merch line includes multiple “Rin-themed” shirts, a hat, a stuffed bear, and a beach towel. Of course, Rin is the anime that Porter had created with A-1 Pictures and Crunchyroll. See the full, limited-edition merch line here.
Even though Madeon and Porter Robinson’s tour ended in late April, Shelter Live was one of the most sought after events all year round. As thousands of fans were reached in a number of ways, Porter Robinson and Madeon have decided to team up once again to release an exclusive merch line for the song