OUT OCTOBER 2 ON ASTRALWERKS
Every track on his seminal debut album Worlds (Astralwerks, 2014) has been reworked (in order) with remixers hand-selected by Porter including ODESZA, Mat Zo, Galimatias, Chrome Sparks, & more.
A track-by-track collection of remixes hand-selected by Porter and presented in the same order as the original album tracklist, Worlds Remixed (out October 2 on Astralwerks) expands upon the overall aesthetic of Robinson’s debut album Worlds and doubles as a platform to show off the skills of some of his favorite artists including ODESZA, Mat Zo, Glamatias, Chrome Sparks, & more. (Full tracklist below)
Robinson’s high-concept, multi-faceted Worlds endeavor includes the groundbreaking debut album (released August 2014 via Astralwerks), the technologically ambitious interactive live show (which returns to the U.S. this weekend, dates below), and recent design collaboration with Japanese streetwear brand Galaxxxy (which sold out within hours of Porter announcing it via Twitter last week).
It all began a few years back, with Porter turning down countless DJ offers to move back to North Carolina and devote himself to introspection and reinvention. “I figured that one way to develop a unique identity as an artist would be to combine all my favorite things in music — it would result in a collective expression of my taste and experience. Something nobody else has.”
The resulting debut album Worlds shook the electronic music community to its core and expanded the definition of the genre upon its release. A deeply personal journey through textural synth-pop, it has been called “gorgeous” (New York Times), “delightful” (Rolling Stone), and “imaginative” (NPR).
Robinson’s vision for the Worlds live show was equally ambitious: “The music was meant to be evocative of imagery. The whole theme of the album was this sense of escapism, an homage to imagination. So that’s how I wanted to present it live”
Designed in collaboration with music technologist and artist Laura Escudé aka Alluxe (Kanye, Jay Z, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drake) with visuals crafted by ILN (Invisible Light Network) and edited by video artist Ghostdad, the Worlds live show integrates visual and sonic elements into a hyperreal, video-game fueled dream come-to-life with Porter at the helm.
With more than 40 million album streams under his belt, plus 100,000+ in ticket sales for live headline performances & triumphant appearances at festivals across the globe this summer, Porter Robinson continues to refine (and redefine) his overarching vision forWorlds.
Porter Robinson Worlds Live – Upcoming US Dates:
9/5 Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
9/6 Depew, OK @ Backwoods Music Festival
9/13 Kansas City, MO @ Dancefestopia
9/25 Las Vegas, CA @ Life is Beautiful
Sep 19 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
9/27 Fairburn, GA @ TomorrowWorld
Oct 30 – Boulder, CO @ Haunted Fest
Oct 31 – San Diego, CA @ Heaven and Hell Fest
WORLDS REMIXED TRACKLIST:
DIVINITY (FEAT. AMY MILLAN) (ODESZA REMIX)
SAD MACHINE (DEON CUSTOM REMIX)
YEARS OF WAR (FEAT. BREANNE DUREN & SEAN CASKEY) (ROB MAYTH REMIX)
FLICKER (MAT ZO REMIX)
FRESH STATIC SNOW (LAST ISLAND REMIX)
POLYGON DUST (FEAT. LEMAITRE) (SLEEPY TOM REMIX)
HEAR THE BELLS (FEAT. IMAGINARY CITIES) (ELECTRIC MANTIS REMIX)
NATURAL LIGHT (SAN HOLO REMIX)
LIONHEARTED (FEAT, URBAN CONE) (POINT POINT REMIX)
SEA OF VOICES (GALIMATIAS REMIX)
FELLOW FEELING (SLUMBERJACK REMIX)
GOODBYE TO A WORLD (CHROME SPARKS REMIX)