Virtual Self, or more commonly known as Porter Robinson, recently took to twitter to hint at the nature of his upcoming performances at his new mysterious alias. The widely adored DJ recently released the first self titled EP from his new alias.
For those who are familiar with the archives of every electronic DJ or twitter influencer under the sun, you know their most iconic 140-character blurbs. Most notably, in 2014 Porter tweeted this…
my shows are not raves.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) September 2, 2014
No questions asked, Porter. The definition and differentiation between ‘raves' and ‘shows' has been a hot topic as long as we can remember. ‘Raves' sometimes are more associated with long, all night parties that feature electronic music DJ's as well as live performers. Where as shows are not exclusive to EDM or even have to be long hours. But none the less, like a lot of concepts in the EDM world, both terms are used synonymously by old and new members of our community.
Fast forward to 2017 and Porter is new replying to his notorious tweet from 2014.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) December 1, 2017
This mysterious two-letter acronym (just kidding for those who have lived under a rock for 10 years) reply has caused quite a stir for dedicated and interested fans on the nature of his upcoming shows as Virtual Self.
Fans are interested if this will mean that his mid-December show will be similar to an old-school ‘rave'? Who knows what that even means anymore. Will it be a multi-day, dress-to-sweat rave like those in the 90's in London? Who knows…
We'll just have to wait to see what Porter decides to surprise his new Virtual Self fan base with at his first performance as his mysterious alias on December 8th.
Interested to see what this ‘rave' will be like? Although the 10-4am ‘rave' at the Brooklyn Hanger is sold out, you can still follow Porter on twitter for more mysterious clues.