By: Shayla Lee
If you’re a fan of electronic music, you’ll know that Porter Robinson has been an innovator in the industry for nearly a decade. At the end of last year, Robinson announced a new side-project under the alias Virtual Self and released a self-titled EP. Tapping into the early-2000s rave aesthetic and fusing multiple genres including techno, trance, and jungle, the Virtual Self project transports listeners to another world; a Utopia.
Virtual Self kicked off his North American Utopia Tour last month at Electric Zoo and will be stopping in various cities throughout Canada and the United States. Each Utopia show combines two sets into one; one set each from the two Virtual Self “producers.” The first segment is from Robinson’s technic-Angel moniker which will be followed by a mashing of jabber, jungle, and hardcore from Pathselector.
Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects of the Utopia Tour. Fans will be transported to a 2001-era rave warehouse with custom-built lighting and an otherworldly stage setup.
Virtual Self will be playing in Edmonton on Saturday, September 15th at the Shaw Conference Centre. Supporting acts for his Edmonton stop include Far Out, Whipped Cream, VANIC, What So Not, and Jauz. Tickets for the event can be found here.
Information about Virtual Self’s tour dates can be found here. Fall into a futuristic techno trance by listening to his music below!