Raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Electro and progressive house DJ and producer Porter Robinson began experimenting with production at the age of 13, using Sony ACID Pro to emulate the sounds he heard in video games, Dance Dance Revolution in particular. When he was just 18 years old, his first single “Say My Name” hit No. 1 on Beatport’s Electro House Chart. The following year, Robinson released an EP under a label run by Skrillex. This EP, called Spitfire, hit No. 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart and was so popular that it caused Beatport to experience a server crash as it raced to No. 1 on its overall chart. His next single, “Language”, was premiered on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and it once again topped the charts. The following year, Robinson collaborated on a single with Mat Zo, which repeated his chart-topping tendency. He was later commissioned to produce remixes for superstars such as Lady Gaga and Avicii.
In 2011, Robinson entered DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll at No. 96, and in 2012 he was the highest climbing artist, having reached No. 40.