Porter Robinson Talks New Grammy Nomination and China Show: The Interview

EDM in China is no doubt on the rise as the region welcomes yet another talented DJ, Porter Robinson, the Grammy nominated producer during EDC China Guangdong this November. Billboard Radio China sat down with the young artist and talked about his experience with China and the Grammy-nominated identity Virtual Self.

Though not the first time performing in China, Porter still feels surreal for the overwhelming passion he received from the local fans. “I’ve played on these major festivals such as EDC and Ultra in the US and when they go to Asia I am brought along as a guest.” said Porter, “I feel lucky to have the chance to learn more about Asian countries and also introduce my music here.” He is also fascinated with Asian culture as elements of Asian culture and video games “were the first electronic music he heard. “I am definitely inspired and want to come over more often.”

The 61st Grammy Awards nominations were released early December and Virtual Self, an alias of Porter’s, is nominated for Best Dance Recording for its single “Ghost Voices”. Talking about Virtual Self, Porter shares that it represents a very specific type of sound, expressing elements of visual art and graphic designs. “I put a lot of effort in details for Virtual Self’s production.” explained Porter, “Filling in many styles and details to present a very polished background story invigorated by the sound.”

Talking about 2019 plans, Porter hinted more music releases and is also looking forward for potential collaborations with old friends such as Zedd.