Who said all EDM DJs do is push buttons? Porter Robinson’s new music video for the hit single “Shelter” featuring Madeon is a testament to his vision as a true artist. The DJ/producer wrote and executive produced the sci-fi short film that features stunning animation from some of the leading names in anime.
Created in association with A-1 Pictures and directed by Toshifumi Akai (THE IDOLM@STER), “Shelter” tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.
Here’s what Robinson had to say about the music video in a press release: “Japanese pop culture and anime have been a huge influence on my music, so getting the chance to make my own anime is very much a dream come true. Most of our life experience is now in some way connected to technology. The world of “Shelter,” this virtual reality universe that she’s stuck in where she has this superpower to create environments and go around and play in them and explore them everyday. It’s a beautiful notion and something that’s relevant to my own sensibility as an artist”.
Both Robinson and Madeon are currently performing together on the Shelter Live Tour throughout North America (dates below).
PORTER ROBINSON & MADEON “SHELTER” TOUR
11/8: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/9: Indianapolis, IN @ Pavilion
11/10: Washington, DC @ Echostage
11/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
11/13: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
11/14: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/15: Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
11/16: Washington, DC @ Echostage (SOLD OUT)
11/17: New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/18: New York, NY @ Theater at Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
11/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/23: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/25: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater (SOLD OUT)
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
11/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
11/29: San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
12/1: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
12/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
12/6: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
12/7: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
12/8: Portland, OR @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
12/9: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
12/10: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater