Posts Tagged ‘Virtual Self’

December 21, 2017
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A few weeks ago, Porter Robinson dropped his first EP as Virtual Self, and that five track release is a dream of a sonic excursion for this ex-raver and epic trance-head. It was almost like Porter read my mind and knew my heart. The tracks off of Virtual Self’s self-titled EP make for fine remixing fodder, and Los Angeles producer Hex Cougar, one of our favorite rising electronic artists this year, has given Ghost Voices a wicked makeover. He permeates the track with a grittier dubstep feel by adding guttural shuddering bass and a sense of dark urgency, but Virtual Self’s atmospheric trance still runs deep in the remix’s backbone. The masterful remix is a free download, here.

November 9, 2017
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Porter Robinson has revealed a second epic anthem under his new alter-ego Virtual Self after dazzling us with his trance and techno leaning single Eon Break. Song number two is named Ghost Voices, and it’s a dynamic sprawling track which he describes as “neo-trance”. I, for one, am supremely glad Porter has taken on this new project to experiment with his new sound, which melds classic electronica with contemporary elements. If this is the impetus for a new rise in trance in the scene, I’m all for it, being the ex-trancehead I once was. There’s something about vocal trance/epic trance’s crisp synths and fluorescent melodies that I still find incredibly uplifting and euphoric. Ghost Voices definitely brings me back to my System F loving days (aka Ferry Corsten, for the younger ones who weren’t around yet when he was releasing songs like Out Of The Blue and such).

November 2, 2017

Who’s ready for some new Porter Robinson, except it’s not really Porter, but it is? The beloved producer recently unveiled a new alias, Virtual Self, with the release of an astonishing anthem named Eon Break. This intense stuttering, melodic rumbling extravaganza ventures close to happy hardcore territory, but mostly resides in the trance and techno side of things. It’s a profound and expansive, cosmic and magical adventure, with tinkling keys and luminous synths reminiscent of the late great Robert Miles’ pioneering epic trance classics. The ex-ravers within us welcome this new edition of Porter Robinson’s sensational creativity with wide open arms, and we hope Eon Break is a sign of more to come from Virtual Self.