It’s becoming a well-known fact that Porter Robinson‘s fans go above and beyond when it comes to making fan videos.
Earlier this year, one devout fan went as far to produce an 90-minute-long recreation of a recent live set using fan-shot footage of a whole variety of shows from the artist’s 2015 ‘Worlds’ Tour.
Not to be outdone, an anonymous YouTuber known only as ‘Nickster2230’ has leaked Porter Robinson’s reworking of Glasgow contemporary Rustie’s Big Catz. The track is accompanied by a thematically-appropriate collage of anime and lo-fi digital art, reflecting on Robinson’s oft-cited penchant for drawing inspiration from Japanese animation and cyber culture.
While the producer has not publicly released the reworking of Big Catz, the track previously surfaced as part of Robinson’s performance at LA festival Escape: Psycho Circus in October.
Big Catz is a leading single from Rustie’s third LP EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE, which unexpectedly dropped earlier in November. Just this month, Rustie announces that he was going on hiatus from touring and further commitments, citing “addiction and mental health problems” as his reason.
A prodigious remixer, Porter Robinson has been releasing a string of viral remixes, since his debut EP Spitfire in 2011. The producer’s breakthrough 2014 album Worlds was in turn re-released as a remixed edition in 2015 featuring the talents of a number of high profile electronic producers including ODESZA and Chrome Sparks. He last visited Australia earlier in 2015 to perform at Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.
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