As part of CNN’s Tomorrowland coverage, Porter Robinson sat down with the news agency to talk about his first exposure to electronic music and his grassroots approach to DJing. Getting his first taste of the music through Dance Dance Revolution, Porter was quickly bit by the electronic bug and hasn’t looked back since. As a performer he mixes his sets on the fly and scolds any DJ who pre-plans their performances; “If you’re not improvising then you’re literally doing nothing. What you are doing is the least inspired, most boring sh*t possible.” He also goes on to acknowledge that his intro and outro are always the same but from there his sets follow the crowd’s reaction and his own unique style. According to Porter he plays 140 tracks in a set, taking pride in educating his audience rather than pandering to them and playing “the most commercial sh*t possible.”

[via dancing astronaut]



Drew Pierce

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