So this past weekend, my friend and I headed to Las Vegas for the night to see one of my favorite DJ’s in action, Porter Robinson. He was kicking off his birthday takeover in Las Vegas and began the festivities at Surrender on Saturday. You can best believe that I was RAGING. This man packs hit after hit in the studio and makes every crowd he plays for go nuts with smooth transitions right into heavy-in-your-face bass drops.
The crowd started going crazy as he started off this wild night with his hit “Say My Name”. He followed it up with a few tunes that are part of a classic Porter Robinson set like his “Bass Cannon” bootleg, “Vandalism” and of course, the one he will never, ever release, “Peace.”
After about 40 minutes of dancing in possibly the most uncomfortable (but hottest) heels I own, my friend and I decided to plant ourselves outside and enjoy the rest of the night comfortably. Part of me regrets it though because once we were at the bar, Porter spun Swedish House Mafia’s “Save the World” and “Greyhound.”
He went on to spin more classic tunes from previous sets like “Sundown” by Chris Lake, “Internet Friends” by Knife Party, and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk. The crowd got down and dirty to “100% in the Bitch”, sang along to Skrillex’s “All I Ask of You”, and lost control to Kill the Noise’s remix of Porter’s own “Spitfire.” The Sexy Sax Man even made an appearance in the middle of the set to serenade all the party goers and sing Happy Birthday to Porter.
Since Zedd released “Spectrum,” I have been obsessed and have been dying to hear it live. Unfortunately, the German producer has not been playing near the Los Angeles area lately so I have been hoping and praying that if anyone was going to drop it, it would be his good friend Porter. My wish finally came true because as soon as I heard it creep through the speakers, I raged harder than I did to “100%” (which is already pretty insane), grabbed my friends hand, and we burst out the lyrics together.
It comes to no surprise that Porter ended the beautiful night and spectacular set with his top hit “Language.” After two hours of dancing, singing, screaming, stomping, and shuffling, my friend and I called it a night and met up with two other friends of ours at the black jack tables at Treasure Island. We raved about one of the best sets we’ve heard him spin and finally passed out around 9 A.M. Needless to say, it was one of the better Vegas trips I’ve had for there was no hangover. Thank God.