I’ve fallen down the Porter Robinson rabbit hole and it turns out I am not done talking about him haha. I’m slowly discovering/listening to more of his songs, reading and watching interview after interview and yes I’m obsessed.
I’ll cut to it and try not to write a good eight paragraphs on why he is my favourite. Besides the obvious fact that he’s creative and passionate (which is something that I loooove) he’s authentic. He’ll never ‘sell out’ because he doesn’t care about the money. He’s a straight talker. I guess he gets called arrogant but so do all the pioneers. He wasn’t afraid to go against the grain despite the backlash he feared. I love Madeon for the same reason.
He was getting bored with the typical format of electronic dance music and found it was uninspiring to his creative process. He wanted to create something more than just waiting for the drop. Something with emotion. He listened to everything that had ever inspired him and started new, abandoning his roots. He drew a lot of inspiration from his video game days and tried to capture the emotions he had back then. He uses deep ‘house’ beats to cinematic/orchestral sounds to 8 bit beats.
The way that they are so in love with what they do, it’s what makes me admire them so much. Seeing the way they talk about the edm scene, their perceptions of it and how they’re always looking for ways to reinvent themselves and be different. I remember Porter once said that he tries to make music that people don’t even know that they want yet. Which I think is so true.
He said these days, people in the scene make music that simply ‘exists’. But he is so happy that his music brings up discussion, than simply existing. Every show he does, he always gives the crowd a version they have never heard before. He always adds something when he can, including singing live. There are so many reasons I have so much respect for him but I’ll leave it at that.
I guess the point of this was that I fall in love with passion. I think that creativity is a commodity. The way someone’s eyes just light up when they talk about doing what they love, I live for that. It makes me just feel so incredibly happy for them. It makes me wish I had something I was creative at. Just to feel the same way they do.
Vocal Unit Reaction to their GF playing drums in their girl groups sub unit
“Hi! please can you do a svt (vocal unit) reaction to their idol gf being in a very large girl group with sub-units and she plays the drums in one of these sub-units? Like AOA Black for example. Sorry for my bad english, I hope you understand it :)“
hello! Thank you so much for requesting. Hope you like it!
Woozi would be very impressed with your musical talent and would probably even be a bit intimidated by it at first. He wouldn’t tell you verbally very often that he was impressed with your talent, but would ask you to play for songs he produces in the studio, which you knew was a huge deal and made your heart flutter.
DK would be your biggest supporter and fan. Anytime you would play drums around him he would get all giggly and keep pestering you to teach him how to play like you! When you were on tour, he would send you countless good luck texts and save every magazine you were interviewed in.
To be honest, I think Jeonghan would find dating a drummer extremely sexy. He would constantly remind the members that he was dating such a badass lady. When watching you perform he would not be able to keep a smirk off his face, and he would always tease you a bit around the members about whose sub unit was better.
Josh would find a lot of solace with dating another musician, especially someone in a large group like him! Like Woozi, he would want to create songs with you in his spare time and even write them about you. His heart would burst with pride every time he watched you play but would miss you a lot when you both were touring. Your passion for music would make him love you even more!
I could totally see Seungkwan trying to learn the drums for you. After watching you play he would try to imitate you but it just ended being a bunch of loud cymbal crashes and off beat noises. Seungkwan would also show you off as much as possible to the members. He would constantly show them your music videos and recordings of you practicing, and possibly has a drumstick you gave him on a shelf in the dorm.
Sorry this got a bit long, it was so fun to write! Thank you for reuquesting! My requests are always open!
GORILLAZ’ NOODLE MEETS PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING ENGINEER CHARANYA RAVI - TWO WOMEN, TWO JOURNEYS, ONE GOAL
Two women, two journeys, one goal. Two youngsters who grew up loving music and then, in all the best ways, were diverted on to a new path, and new, exciting futures.
One, a girl born in Chennai, India who relocated to Hartlepool, Britain aged 11 and ended up, via Imperial College London, at Jaguar Racing. The other born in… well, no one’s sure where… who joined a band before she was even a teenager and who we first met at around 10 years old; a Japanese guitar prodigy and martial arts expert who mysteriously arrived at Gorillaz’ Kong Studio in a FedEx crate…
[FULL ARTICLE UNDER THE CUT, it’s a really interesting read from both Charanya and Noodle]