20-year old House superstar Porter Robinson sold out Roseland Ballroom last month, bringing his Circle Assembly Tour to NYC with supporting act Seven Lions kick starting the event with his hard-hitting dubstep bangers. When Porter Robinson took over the decks, opening with his track “Vandalism” featuring Amba Shepherd and slid right into into his monster “Unison”, the crowd went absolutely ballistic. Dodging lasers and falling confetti throughout the entire show, fans enjoyed Porter original tracks through the state-of-the-art, booming sound system at the historic venue in the heart of Manhattan.
Robinson threw Kaskade’s “Llove”, Sander Van Doorn’s “Joyenergizer”, Knife Party’s “Destroy Them With Lasers”, Flux Pavillion’s “Bass Cannon”, Sandro Silva’s “Epic”, Above and Beyond’s “Sun & Moon”, and many more bombs into the mix. His electic set was upbeat and showed his constantly evolving sound, as he continues to test his artistic direction. Circa 2 am, Porter announced to the crowd “My name is Porter Robinson and I am never ever ever going to release this track. Peace.” Robinson dropped “Peace” on the enthusiastic, smiling crowd and everyone went wild. This moment, along with when he dropped his pure gold collabo track with Mat Zo , “Easy”, were our favorites of the night.
Whenever “Language” is dropped by any DJ (which happens more often than not these days), there is always a magical sing along after the dance break, when that awesome chorus kicks in:
Give me release
Let the waves of time and space surround me
Cause I need room to breathe
Let me float back to the place you found me
I’ll be okay
When Robinson closed with this signature track on this particular evening, it was truly the best sing along we’ve witnessed at a House show, with every single person arm in arm, enjoying the last few moments of this exceptionally perfect night with Porter and singing their hearts out.
Thank you, Porter Robinson, for keeping it fresh. We look forward to seeing you in New York again soon.
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