Skip to main content

On August 11th, 2016, Porter Robinson and Madeon would release the track that inspired an entire generation of dance music fans, "Shelter."

An interview with Earmilk revealed that Robinson and Madeon (real name Hugo Pierre Leclercq) had known each other since they were 14 and 12 years old respectively. Robinson explained that they were not originally collaborators but rather rivals. "He was living in France; I was in the U.S.," he said. "Neither of us had even a whimper of a music career obviously, and we were kind of rivals. We were both the young kids who were making music on that forum, and so we competed with each other."

The release of the iconic tune inspired a short film dedicated to the track titled Shelter: The Animation

According to the official video description: 

"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."  

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

EDMA Logo

The Results Are In: Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Electronic Dance Music Awards

Electronic dance music fans from around the world made their voices heard in deciding who is best-in-class across over two dozen categories.

moore kismet

Listen to Moore Kismet's Debut Album, a Vulnerable Window Into an Elusive Journey to Self-Love

The effervescent "UNIVERSE" showcases the incomparable talents of a dyed-in-the-wool EDM flag-bearer.

OPIUO

Opiuo Drops First Single In Over a Year: Listen to the Stunning "Gravitate"

"Gravitate" marks the first track from Opiuo's highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

The anime short was created alongside the Japanese animation studio A-1 Pictures. The story was penned by Robinson and after completion was released on both YouTube and the popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll.

The song inspired the Shelter Tour, which comprised 43 shows across four continents. The tour was an absolute dream for fans of the duo as the setlist included songs from each of their respective libraries intertwined and mixed with each other into a show that highlighted the best of both worlds (pun intended).

Although they have not toured since, they would reunite onstage at Robinson's Second Sky Festival for a live performance of the fan-favorite tune.

Since the end of the tour, the two dance music heavyweights have not released another collaborative effort, however, Leclercq did express his love of being in a band with Robinson, so the future may be bright. 

FOLLOW PORTER ROBINSON:

Facebook: facebook.com/porterrobinsonmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/porterrobinson
Instagram: instagram.com/porterrobinson
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/porter-robinson

FOLLOW MADEON:

Facebook: facebook.com/itsmadeon
Twitter: twitter.com/madeon
Instagram: instagram.com/madeon
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/madeon

Related

porter-robinson-june-2017-billboard-1548

On This Day in Dance Music History: Porter Robinson Released Worlds

On August 12th 2014, Porter Robinson released his legendary debut album, Worlds.

A press photo of DJ/producers Porter Robinson and Madeon.

Nearly 4 Years After its Release, Porter Robinson and Madeon's Shelter has Gone Gold

Porter Robinson and Madeon's famed collaboration "Shelter" is now certified Gold.

A color photo of DJ/producer Porter Robinson during a performance courtesy of Rukes.

On This Day in Dance Music History: Porter Robinson Released Virtual Self

On November 29th, 2017, Porter Robinson debuted his Virtual Self project with an EP of its namesake.

C-N9e7rVYAA84ga

Madeon Turned 24 and Porter Robinson Had Something Sweet to Say.

Porter Robinson and Madeon's tweets are everything.

Porter-Robinson-Madeon-Shelter-Anime-Screengrab 2

Porter Robinson Shares The Vision Behind the "Shelter" Animation 2 Years Later

Porter Robinson shares the concept art behind "Shelter."

A press photo of DJ/producers Porter Robinson and Madeon.

Madeon Announced as Headliner of Porter Robinson's Second Sky Festival

Porter Robinson enlisted a longtime collaborator to play his event.

TimStudio2104_edit 2

On This Day in Dance Music History: Avicii Released "Levels"

On October 28th, 2011, Avicii released what would become one of the biggest songs in EDM history, "Levels."