The debut of Porter Robinson‘s upcoming album Worlds is almost upon us, and to amp up the excitement and anticipation even more, the 22 year-old DJ has uploaded all 12 tracks onto the internet so that fans can stream the disc in full before they purchase it next week.
Having given it a listen already, I can assure you that there won’t be much disappointment when people finally get their hands on this one. There are some truly excellent songs on here and it’s a very exciting piece of work, especially for a debut album.
Speaking to Billboard last year, Robinson had this to say about Worlds:
“I wanted to do something that felt beautiful and emotional and that felt nostalgic,” describes Robinson. “I think it sort of employs the pretty vibe of the last couple songs I put out, like ‘Language’ and ‘Easy,’ but I wanted a vintage sound. Something that was a little more lo-fi-inspired. It has a bunch of weird tempos that dance people aren’t really doing. There’s no DJ-friendly intro and outro. It’s meant to be listening music. It’s not a party record at all.”
His comment about it not being a “party record” is certainly spot on, and the music here is quite different from a lot of the other EDM sounds that we’re hearing these days. However, it is that difference that sets it apart from the more generic/manufactured tracks that we’ve been seeing more and more recently, and this album, with its excellent production values, will no doubt solidify Robinson’s status as one of the most impressive young DJs out there.
Check out Worlds in full below and let us know if you’re looking forward to the debut album of Porter Robinson.