Porter Robinson and Madeon mix ridiculously well together; I’m talking peanut butter and jelly level. However, Madeon isn’t the only producer with a solid reputation of meshing well with Porter. From his iconic collaboration on “Easy” to his dazzling remix of “Flicker”, Mat Zo seems to have a knack for churning out golden tunes with Porter Robinson.
And he has done it once again.
EDC Orlando made its annual November visit to the southeast this past weekend, and thwarts headliners near and far made the excursion to Tinker Field to revel in the madness and beauty that is the Electric Daisy Carnival.
I would like to start this article off by making a point that I am not sure too many people really grasp or appreciate if they go to a multitude of events and festivals in a variety of places, and that is this: Pasquale Rotella and the entire Insomniac team consistently put together some of the best and most well-run events on this planet.
The Lunatic Tour featuring Rezz and Malaa rolled through The Ritz in Tampa last night, and needless to say as this was one of the final dates on the tour if you did not attend you missed out not only on a fantastic show featuring two stellar sets, but also on the coronation of a new queen in the EDM scene.
In just 3 years, Canadian techno queen-in-the-making Rezz has already established herself as one of the top up-and-coming producers in all of electronic music. She has garnered an ever-growing mass following with a skyrocketing popularity and recognition from all walks of life in the EDM scene, including garnering high praise from the one and only Deadmau5 which now-a-days can be somewhat tough to come by.
Now hot off the heels of her wondrously dark techno-bass style EP “Something Wrong Here”, the leading lady of techno is set to hit the road on a huge North American tour alongside the mysterious masked musical maniac Malaa for what they are calling The Lunatic Tour.
One statement. Over and over again, person to person, problem to problem, one statement seemed unified in sentiment in a weekend that has reverberated through many attendees mostly in a negative light for one particular festival I attended this summer.
“Well, it’s Hard”.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and the words have stuck with me ever since. Whenever something went awry, whenever something seemed out of place, whenever problems arose, whether from my friend who I attended Hard Summer Day 2 with or random strangers who happened to catch wind of a grope of mine, that was the unified response.