Having signed Deadmau5 this year, another artist is joining the Astralwerks family: Porter Robinson. After a competitive bidding war, Porter Robinson has signed to Astralwerks via Capitol in the United States and Virgin EMI in U.K.
The 21-year-old producer has been working hard on his album and ultimately signed with Astralwerks because of some of its non-EDM credentials. He tells Billboard, "There are a lot of labels out there that want to have the next big EDM thing and that's totally not what the album is about at all. It kind of lives more in the alternative space than in the dance world. I needed a team of people who had experience with both worlds."
There is no release date for Porter's album yet, but it will reportedly be out in 2014.
At Tomorrowland in Belgium this year, we got a chance to talk to Porter and he told us a little about the upcoming record. He said:
"I think it's my favorite music I've ever made by far, It's kind of different you know. The way I've been describing it, it's less of a dance floor record, it's less of an album that a lot of DJs will play. It's more aimed towards touching your heart, it’s meant to be a little more emotional and beautiful, and more listening music oriented. I would say the focus is left of center alternative music inspired kind of lo-fi ish, but still loud and dancy and pretty album. I kind of got into this ... I never intended to be a DJ. I've been making dance music, electronic music since I was 12 years old and I'm 21 now. And this EDM thing happened to kind of blow up around me, and I became a part of it. And I’ve realized I’m not that interested in making records for other DJs to play, I wanna make music that makes you feel something, and that's what this album is all about. And hopefully people will be into it, if not, I still feel strongly that it's the best music I've made so far, and hopefully it'll resonate with the people who listen to my music."
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