​Porter Robinson Signs With Astralwerks And Virgin EMI UK; Debut Album is on The Way

After his electrifying debut EP Spitfire, the world has been waiting for Porter Robinson’s full-length follow-up, which, as most of you should know, is very close to completion. This morning, Billboard reported that Porter has signed a worldwide deal with Astralwerks and his debut album/LP will be released on Capitol in the U.S. and Virgin EMI U.K. overseas (Spitfire was released by OWSLA, Skrillex’s label).

Porter and his managers sparked a bidding war among labels by playing a nearly-complete album under high security. Ultimately, NYC-based Astralwerks (home to deadmau5 and NERVO as well as Swedish House Mafia as a group) won out because of the label’s cross-genre capacity. The ability to operate outside a strictly “EDM” space was important to the 21-year-old artist. Porter told Billboard that his next album, expected to drop sometime in 2014, “lives more in the alternative space than in the dance world.”

Astralwerks called the deal “long-term and multi-faceted,” although the extent and figures are still unknown. Porter told Billboard, “I think we were able to structure things in a way that were really favorable and kept me totally free. I have final cut on everything.”

Via – Billboard