Sometimes, good things just happen to good people. After years of gaining traction with his feel good, pop soaked, dance floor friendly remixes, it felt like a win for everyone when Canadian producer Robotaki was asked to join Porter Robinson & Madeon on the North American leg of their hugely anticipated Shelter tour. After almost countless performances and afterparty sets across multiple continents, the storied project of Porter & Hugo has wrapped up with the last performance ever at this year’s Coachella and Robotaki (real name Preston Chin) has decided to commemorate the moment with a personal remix of the tours namesake track.
Opening up with the iconic vocal, Robotaki takes the tempo down to an easy “lighters in the air” speed sway and uses the extra space to load the track with fidgeting jazzy synth stabs, heavenly arpeggiator flurries and fat square basses that leaves you no choice but to show your teeth and your dancing feet.
Shelter will always have a special place in my life. Above all the things I learned, it taught me to shamelessly be myself and to pursue something that truly makes me happy without hesitation. It also showed me the richness of music and beauty of friendship.
This remix of Shelter is about capturing all those emotions now that it has come to a close 8 months later.
Thank you to Porter and Hugo, the entire Shelter crew, and all of you for the amazing memories and being a part of this journey.
After a string of successful singles, this remix puts a nice cap on what was an incredible 2 years for the Canadian producer and sets the table for what is sure to be a great finish to 2017.
Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam