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‘Virtual Self’ brought fans an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia

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Porter Robinson played as his alias, Virtual Self, at the NOS Event Center with openers Danny L Harle and Raito on Sept. 28. Robinson's sets incorporate anime artwork, futuristic settings and include amazing lighting.

Porter Robinson played as his alias, Virtual Self, at the NOS Event Center with openers Danny L Harle and Raito on Sept. 28. Robinson's sets incorporate anime artwork, futuristic settings and include amazing lighting.

TM Elizabeth Corcoles

TM Elizabeth Corcoles

Porter Robinson played as his alias, Virtual Self, at the NOS Event Center with openers Danny L Harle and Raito on Sept. 28. Robinson's sets incorporate anime artwork, futuristic settings and include amazing lighting.

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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DJ Porter Robinson, who played as his alias, Virtual Self, brought many of his old fans and new fans together for an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia and storytelling visuals. Virtual Self exceeded all expectations and left fans in awe with stunning visuals and re-mixes of his five track EP.

The night started off on a hot, muggy and foggy stage on Sept. 28 at the NOS Event Center with openers Danny L Harle and Raito setting the crowd up for Virtual Self.

While the room wasn’t filled entirely, Harle and Riato had their own sets and pumped up fans with their build up of tempo and dropping the bass, having moments of huge and energetic reactions from the audience.

Robinson’s sets incorporate anime artwork, futuristic settings and include amazing lighting, and as Virtual Self, he maintained the same high-quality his fans were expecting.

At 10:15 p.m., exactly, Virtual Self made his way onstage and the roaring of the crowd was overwhelming with excitement.

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Starting his set with “Ghost Voices” off of his self-titled EP, “Virtual Self,” he followed the beat into a mix of darker electro-house style music.

Virtual Self had fans dancing and headbanging along, while others watched in admiration.

The visuals always tell a story when he plays as Porter Robinson and Virtual Self.

Virtual Self included two characters in the storyline, one of which was Technic-Angel, the upbeat and high tempo side, and the other being Pathselector, the darker and hard-pounding bass side.

The visuals and lighting went along with the beat — when the beat got dark and heavy, with tracks like “a.i.ngel (Become God)” fans could feel the beat inside them, just vibrating away with Pathselector in background visuals.

The mere two hours of Virtual Self’s set felt like a lifetime, but only because of the dehydration and it being nearly 90 degrees in the pit.

While his EP incorporated the style of Dance Dance Revolution, which is clearly different from his previous album “Worlds,” Robinson continues to hold a large following in the EDM world and continues to grow and make music that leaves his fans in awe.

 

 

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Elizabeth Corcoles, A&E Editor

Elizabeth Corcoles is the current editor for Arts and Entertainment at Cerritos College’s Talon Marks. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach and obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Her dream job is to work for a music publication.

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