At age 13, most children are still trying to figure out how to act in public and tie their shoes. They usually don’t spend their time on their computer engineering banging electro tracks. For electro DJ Porter Robinson, it was never too soon to begin designing beats and developing his synthesizer skills.
Before the musician had ever set foot in a club, he had produced popular and complex tracks which shot up the online electronica charts. At age 19, Robinson has already been commissioned to produce official remixes for Lady Gaga and Avicii, played to thousands at Coachella, and his music is only getting better with time.
This Tuesday, Robinson will grace Portland’s Roseland Theater with his presence, showcasing his brand of complex and melodic electronic tunes which he has dubbed “complextro.”
Robinson first created a splash on the scene with his track “Say My Name,” which quickly reached number one on the Beatport Elecro House Chart. Since then, he has played with major names DeadMau5, Skrillex and Moby. He has performed to massive crowds at the Electric Daisy Carnival and the Ultra Music festival.
Robinson’s latest release, “Language”, begins with a gentle beat which slowly builds, adding more and more sound as it transforms into a chaotic, robotically noisy cacophony, finally returning to the gentle rhythm which underlies the entire song. Robinson’s sound is distinctly his own.
Now Robinson is headlining his own tour, entitled the “Language Tour”, and will be performing alongside fellow electronic artists Mat Zo and The M Machine. The night is guaranteed to keep attendees on their feet and dancing.
Mat Zo will appease all listeners who like their electronica to be a little more trace-influenced, although his music can still satisfy those who enjoy the heavy drops which are associated with electro.
The M Machine will bring the heavy sound to the evening, with heavy sounds, dirty synths and loud bass. Fans of dirty electro and dubstep will feel right at home listening to The M Machine’s tracks.
Tickets are $25 online and are available through TicketsWest. The doors open at 7p.m. and the show begins at 8p.m. This show is open to patrons of all ages, with a full bar available for those 21 and over.