Porter Robinson Unveils 'Virtual Self' Alias With Stomping, 'DDR'-Inspired Jam 'Eon Breaks'

Porter Robinson
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Porter Robinson performs during Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on Aug. 3, 2017 in Chicago.

Dude is definitely on some next level stuff.

"The Technic-Angel's cry is beginning. 
What is imagined?..."

That's the cryptic message that "loads" in a video unveilling Porter Robinon's new alias, Virtual Self. The Japan-ophile producer took to Twitter to announce the project and share the video for debut single "Eon Breaks," a break-neck, glittering, happy-hardcore tune. L.A. dance party Brownies & Lemonade made the astute joke that it sounds just like a playable tune from DDR, though if you played this on expert, you might actually die. "Eon Breaks" literally starts with a select-stage noise, as if it were ripped right from the classic arcade game. 

The video clip features a series of strange, scrolling messages. The innumerable list features questions on the left, including, "Do you sense the void angel?" and "Has my virtual echo been forgotten?" The right is a a series of flat-out statements, from "The ray of egoistic time is unlimited" and "The A.I.ngel's gate is sacred." Dude is definitely on some next level stuff.

From Worlds to his recent work on the "Shelter" music video, Robinson has always been one for storytelling. Aesthetically, the whole thing is very early aughts Euro dance. "Eon Breaks" still features tell-tale Robinson motifs, like a breathy, female talk-vocal in the middle. Check the video for yourself below. If you're a Robinson fan, or a nerd of any kind, you're going to enjoy this.


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