• Watch: Porter Robinson‘s up-close rave with 200 super-fans
• Electric Zoo reveals expanded site for 2013
• Listen to Greco-Roman‘s First Label Compilation
• Decibel Festival reveals final line-up
Watch: Porter Robinson’s up-close rave with 200 super-fans
A little over two and a half years ago, Porter Robinson was on the verge of big things. His first single Say My Name hit #1 on the Beatport electro-house charts, he signed to OWSLA and then watched his debut EP Spitfire pretty much break the internet upon release. As it was all taking off for him, Porter played his first ever DJ set at the small-capacity lounge Motiv in Santa Cruz.
Come 2013, Porter’s near superstar level. He’s hard at work on his debut album, at top of the bill of festivals around the world and has a Facebook-official fan count in the area of 400,000. In short, it’s been a phenomenal rise for the 21-year-old. So in October last year, Porter held a special event to mark the eventful couple of years. Back at Motiv – the site of his very first gig – he threw a free party two years to the day from his first ever show, populated entirely by a couple hundred of his biggest fans (and Zedd). Now, a little while down the track, Porter and co have released a video of that very special Santa Cruz show – dive in below.
Lucky for us, Porter’s on the home stretch with his long-awaited album. “I think I’m wrapping it up,” he told inthemix in June. “It’s kind of hard to say, but it’s getting to a point where I think I’m happy with it. Which I think, for me, is scary as I’ve cancelled more completed songs than I’ve released in the last two years.”
Electric Zoo reveals expanded site for 2013
The three-day festival, held in NYC’s Randall’s Island Park, announced earlier in the year that the festival would grow in 2013 to include a second main stage and now the official site map has been revealed; showing an expanded dance space at the new Main Stage East.
Now in it’s fifth year, Electric Zoo has grown rapidly since it’s debut in 2009. This year’s line-up a big one with all the established big names such as Avicii, David Guetta, Laidback Luke and Tiësto playing alongside a strong up and coming contingent. Cyril Hahn, Oliver and Eats Everything all playing sets.
Three day and single passes are still available for the August 30- September 1 event, which you can buy here.
Listen to Greco-Roman’s First Label Compilation
Record label, DJ collective, and recent XLR8R podcast contributor Greco-Roman has made quite the name for itself in recent years with releases from artists like Disclosure, Hackman, and Joe Goddard (who is one of the collective’s co-founders). The imprint is now about to release its first compilation, We Make Colourful Music Because We Dance In The Dark, and has made the two-disc offering available to stream in full before it hits retailers next week. The collection brings together some of the label’s many highlights over the past six years, including high-profile remixes from the likes of Four Tet, Soulwax, Dixon, and Lone. We Make Colourful Music Because We Dance In The Dark is set to be released on August 12, but in the meantime, can be streamed over at Pitchfork, here.
Decibel Festival reveals final line-up
Electronic music festival Decibel has today released the final list of artists that will perform over the five-day event in September, including Moby, Derrick Carter and Nicolas Jaar.
Other acts included in the final announcement are Ben UFO, Art Department and Flosstradamus (pictured), who are all joining the second wave of artists revealed in June, including Zedd, Cyril Hahn, Dusky and Ryan Hemsworth.
The Seattle festival, which was ranked number eight on Beatport’s Most Anticipated Festivals of 2013, is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary, and will take place from September 25 to 29.
For tickets and more info, click here.