Porter Robinson Clears Up Katy Perry Refusal Rumours
WIRELESS EXCLUSIVE! DJ also talks Electric Daisy Carnival, Avicii & Skrillex…
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:26
Porter Robinson has cleared up the Katy Perry refusal row saying it wasn’t personal, “it’s just not what I’m interested in doing at the moment.”
Speaking to MTV News UK over the weekend at Yahoo! Wireless Festival the Easy producer said:
“There was a bunch of headlines about me not working with her. Here’s the thing - she doesn’t know who I am, so it’s not like she came to me on bended knee and was like ‘Porter write a song for me’ - their team came to me and I was like ‘I’m doing other stuff…’
“I’m more interested in doing my own music,” he continued. “I have such little time to produce that when I do I wanna be producing stuff that has integrity and is honest and if I was producing for someone else I don’t think I could do that. But I don’t look down on people who make pop music, it’s just not what I’m interested in doing at the moment.”
Porter, who returns to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Saturday to play the first Electric Daisy Carnival on UK soil, also spoke of fellow EDC attendee Avicii who’s set to storm the charts this weekend with his country/dance crossover Wake Me Up.
“I applaud Avicii for doing something different,” he revealed. “I know that when he played his Ultra set people kind of jumped down his throat because there was like 20 minutes of bluegrass, but I applaud him for doing something unique and not taking the safe route.”
Of what Londoners can expect when EDC hits London on Saturday Porter added:
“The vibe of EDC to me is very dark carnival inspired, lots of energetic dance music DJs. Whatever your prototype imagination of EDC is, it’s exactly that, don’t change that a bit!”
In 2011 American dubstep supremo Skrillex signed Porter to his OWSLA label for his Spitfire EP. Porter told us what he thinks of Sonny and the split reactions his material gets.
“He gets flack from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. I find him to be one of the most inspiring people in the world and he’s the person who taught me to write music with honesty as the first goal and to not try to pander to what people expect.
“I think you can see that a lot in his Dog Blood project with Boys Noize – I think it’s some of the best dance music being made today so yeah I find Skrillex to be very inspiring and I talk to him whenever I get the chance.”
Watch Yahoo! Wireless 2013: The Best Bits Saturday, August 10 at 11pm on MTV Music and MTV Live HD.”
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
This article ©2013 MTV Networks Europe. All rights reserved. Any reporting on this interview (including quoting therefrom) must credit MTV News UK as the source.
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