Skip to main content

Virtual Self, better known as Porter Robinson, is coming off a high after the Grammy Awards in which he was nominated in the Best Dance Recording category for the track "Ghost Voices." Though he lost the win to Diplo & Mark Ronson’s Silk City for their song “Electricity,” there is no denying even a nomination in this category is a huge win for the producer. 

During the red carpet interview, the "Ghost Voices" producer commented that Virtual Self was an outlet for him to overcome creative struggles surrounding his work as Porter Robinson. Now it was his time to pass on the artistic baton to fellow producer Lane 8 (real name Daniel Goldstein). 

The Denver-based producer flipped the original on its head by leading with the piano. It's a beautiful rendition that creates a more peaceful, melodious experience for the listener. He brings in elements of melodic house we've come to know and love from his work. The ebb and flow of the crescendos make this the perfect track to vibe out to on a rainy day. Though it's on the other side of the spectrum from the original, it is in no way a step down - just a  step in a more peaceful direction.  

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

ace aura nytrix

Ace Aura and Nytrix Team Up for Cinematic Banger, "Echoes": Listen

Ace Aura and Nytrix have cooked up a haunting, heavy-hitting track befit for Ophelia's selective roster.


Bear Grillz Explores the Duality of Mental Health On Two-Sided Album, "Prismata"

The album aligns with the start of an eponymous tour comprising over 50 dates.

ray volpe

Ray Volpe Unleashes "Laserbeam," the Most-Played Record at EDC Las Vegas 2022

"Laserbeam" became the most-played song at this year's EDC Las Vegas—before it even came out.

Porter Robinson's early 2000s-inspired alias Virtual Self has remained one of the most innovative dance music projects since its 2017 birth. Nearly all of Virtual Self's releases - including "Ghost Voices" - have garnered overwhelming support from within the dance music community.

Lane 8 is coming off a massive year after the release of second album, Little By Little. Goldstein didn't stop there, as he went on to release more originals and collaborative works throughout the year. Now in 2019, his label This Never Happened will be reprising the This Never Happened Summer Gatherings that made it's debut back in 2017. 







Porter Robinson Speaks About Grammy Nomination for Virtual Self

Porter Robinson discovered his Grammy nomination through Twitter.


Porter Robinson to Celebrate Virtual Self's Grammy Nomination with L.A. Show

Porter Robinson will perform as Virtual Self the day before the Grammy Awards.

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

Porter Robinson Says Creative Struggles Led to Virtual Self in Grammy Interview

Porter Robinson gave an interview on Virtual Self at the Grammy's red carpet event.

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.

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

Porter Robinson Announces Virtual Self Artbook and Chloma Fashion Collab

Porter Robinson is making a foray into high fashion with a Chloma partnership.


Porter Robinson Buys 100 Tickets to His Own Virtual Self Show, Gives them Away to Fans

Porter Robinson wanted to make sure true fans get to see him perform as Virtual Self in Los Angeles.


Lane 8 Drops His Last Song of the Decade "Just"

The final single from his forthcoming album