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Porter Robinson “Spitfire” (Owsla)


Intriguing fact: Porter Robinson is 19. After Robinson’s initial rise following “Say My Name,” Robinson has followed up with Spitfire. Robinson showcases his versatility out of the gate on “Spitfire,” presenting an orchestra of different synths, reminiscent of the sounds found on deadmau5's For Lack of a Better Name. Almost unexpectedly, Robinson drops the bass into glitchy dubstep, echoing Skrillex a bit. Robinson returns to his roots on the track “Unison,” drawing from Swedish House Mafia's “One.” A great roll in, these two cuts, but “100% in the Bitch” disappoints with shoddy reggaetón style drums. The drop leads to a smattering of synths and vocal samples which are seemingly placed in the song without rhyme or reason. The song is the worst on the album. He recovers with “Vandalism,” obviously the radio single: with repetitive vocals and catchy synths Porter once again seamlessly replays the same melodies in all different fashions, which makes the longest song on the EP the least boring. The last five tracks are all remixes of songs on the album. “Unison” (Knife Party remix) is essentially an addition of heavy dubstep to the already amazing song. Spitfire is an interesting and new addition to the EDM genre as a whole. Porter shows that he doesn't just have to be a strictly house artist, and that he can integrate genres, old and new. Every track with the exception of “100% in the Bitch” is an absolute banger. Hipsters, enjoy his music now, because he won't be unknown for long. He’s 19.

Pick up Spitfire via Beatport.

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