Porter Robinson Keeps It Real, Turns Down Katy Perry

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By: / March 5, 2013

Porter Robinson may be just 20, but the mega producer who got his inspiration from the video game “Dance, Dance Revolution” now has the title of being one of the biggest and brightest producers in America.

With all the fame that has been bestowed up him, he has still stayed true to his DJ roots. In a recent interview with Mix Mag, Porter gave his reasoning for turning down a project with Katy Perry, he addresses the origin of EDM debate and his views on other interesting topics. Here are the best quotes from that interview. It’s no wonder he’s on our must-see list at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.

“It’s questionable whether a lot of the electronic music coming out of America at the moment is rooted in the stuff that came out of Detroit and Chicago. It’s good to know the history but I’m not sure it matters that much to the average EDM fan.”

“I turned down doing a remix for Katy Perry and all the headlines read, “Porter sticks to his dance roots” – but I’m not sure I have dance roots. The track just didn’t inspire me. Those kind of functional, club-focused EDM tracks that are created to make people jump in stadiums are as uninspiring to me as bad pop music.”

“I’ve got a feeling I’ll get my album out first. The thing with that guy is that he’s constantly on tour and never willfully cancels a show. Even when his fees for a show were getting huge, he wouldn’t cancel a show he’d agreed to play for a few hundred bucks a few months earlier.”

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