No. 18. Porter Robinson
Birthdate: July 15, 1992 (age 19)
Why He’s Hot: He opened for dubstep sensation Skrillex on his summer tour. He’s currently on tour with Tiësto — recent Billboard cover star and quite possibly the world’s most popular DJ. But in the current dance landscape, Porter Robinson‘s got the potential to be even bigger than his early supporters. His A.D.D. style of DJing – he cuts quickly from track to track, evoking comparisons to the late DJ AM — is right in line with the hyperactivity of the new rave generation. Robinson’s “Spitifire” EP, his foray into original productions and the first release on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint, toes the line between irresistible pop songcraft and dirty electronic throwdown with beyond-his-years craftiness.