After an exceptional 2011 that saw him touring the U.S. with buddy Skrillex and veteran EDM giant Tiësto, 19-year-old electronic dance music star [artist id="4091409"]Porter Robinson[/artist] put out an exceptional array of music in the form of his EP Spitfire. The disc includes hits “Unison,” “100% in the Bitch” and “Spitfire,” along with Knife Party’s remix of “Unison,” which stands among the more popular DJ set staples today, as evidenced by Swedish House Mafia’s epic finale of their first Masquerade Motel Show in Miami last month.
With a catalog that boasts the fiery electro smash “Say My Name,” one of the seminal songs that helped forge PR as an EDM rookie to watch for in 2012, comes news of another mammoth creation.
” ‘Language’ is, I think, my favorite song that I’ve ever written,” 2012 Woodie Award nominee Robinson revealed to MTV News in Miami recently. “I’m mostly known for writing electro and aggressive bangery house music. But before I started making electro, and while I was making electro, this sort of gushy, make-the-ravers-cry sort of sentimentality is so important to me.”
PR’s latest single, “Language” is a small departure from his typical rocking electro house: a beautiful coming together of trance “builds” and house “drops” that will have audiences both swaying in euphoria and pumping their fists. That’s how it was received by jubilant fans catching his performances during Miami Music Week, which included an epic set at the UMF Korea Stage at Ultra Music Festival.
“Being like 14 and 15 years old, listening to trance music in my home, I just had this fantasy of going to these big clubs and going to these massives, and just hearing this gorgeous, delicate music,” Porter explained. “My goal was to make something that captured just that beauty and was still effective and playable for electro DJs.”
With “Language” already in the hands of a select few DJs, artist support for the song was strong going into MMW. “Language” made U.K. music trade paper Music Week‘s Cool Cuts Chart, a chart voted on by DJs and music industry tastemakers, and fans eagerly anticipate the song’s release on Tuesday, via Big Beat/Atlantic and Ministry of Sound.
“I’ve been so, so pleased thus far to see that my fans aren’t just accepting it, they are embracing it,” Robinson confessed. “They are really happy to hear something musical, so it’s been a real treat.”
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