Preceding his debut appearance at Lollapalooza on Friday night (Aug. 3), electronic producer/DJ Porter Robinson stopped by to chat with Billboard's Jonathan Brooks about the EDM scene, as well as his own musical pursuits.
Discussing the emerging EDM scene, the 20-year old said, "I mean I don't think there's any way you can deny that the past three years I've seen an explosion. There's no way around that. There's always been an underground and there always will be, but as far as the degree of exposure that it's seeing today, it's just, the EDM stage is seen at every festival, even if there's only one. It's always packed."
Robinson also mentioned his 2012 Language Tour with British DJ/Producer Mat Zo, as well as his careful plans for new material. "I've made many songs and shelved all of them. I've just got a new studio set-up and I'm going to be working on some more music, but I don't want to release anything I'm not thrilled with, hence shelving a couple of songs. I want it all to be high-quality."
Robinson also talked about his remix of Lady Gaga's Hot 100 hit "The Edge of Glory" and his process for reworking the track. "There's always the question of credibility, so when I made that remix, I decided to make it weird, and plucky and dark and not my usual thing," he says. "I think the big challenge when you're remixing a major act like that is to keep your credibility in mind and always check yourself and prioritize art above anything else."