While half the dance world tries to capture that Porter Robinson sound, the man himself is on to the next.
The celebrated Worlds producer cited his recent collaborative tour with longtime friend Madeon as a huge boost of inspiration, and that creativity comes to life in the form of Virtual Self, a new alias that blends house, happy hardcore, garage and techno into some kind of wonderful, nostalgic/futuristic brilliance.
He introduced the new sound with the DDR-esque "Eon Breaks" and soon followed that with the haunting groove of "Ghost Voices." Now, he announces a five-track EP featuring three yet-to-be released tracks, set for release Wednesday. The new tunes can be previewed now via the Virtual Self website. "A.I.ngel (Become God)" is a hyperactive dose of drums, bass and screeching synths that'll get '90s dance fans stomping in their Doc Martens. "Key" is a bright and bubbly stomper, while "Particle Arts" takes the heavy, happy hard-core style of "Eon Breaks" to new breakbeat dimensions.