Biography of Robin Porter
|Moniker(s) / ||Robin Porter, Hand On Throat, Porterhaus|
Robin is the founder of Immigrant Records and Shva Muzik, imprints that have influenced the dance music community for well over a decade. Born and raised in Manchester, Robin spent his formative musical years basking in the haze of the Hacienda club and enjoying the infamous summer of love in '88. Robin traveled to the sunnier climes of California in 1996 and spent a decade producing, djing, uncovering new talent for the labels and trend setting for global clothing brands.
Since the labels inception in 1998, Immigrant has signed over 75 artists from all corners of the globe and released over forty 12" EP's on vinyl. The label was partly responsible for introducing the "tech-house" sound to North and South America in it's early years and continues to transport the sound globally to this day. With the reputation of working with pioneers like Casey Hogan, Alexi Delano and John Tejada, Immigrant has spawned the careers of young producers such as Subb-an, Santos Resiak and Jay Bliss (Hermmanstadt Collective) who are now becoming major names within the industry.
Robin has performed alongside the biggest names in the industry, from Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, Miss Kittin, Swayzak, Adam Beyer, Juan Atkins, Josh Wink, Funk D'Void, Francois K, and popular current dj's Luciano, dOP, Vincenzo, Anja Schneider, Matt Tolfrey and Ricardo Villalobos. He has headlined at venues and events all over the world from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Tokyo to Guadalajara; clubs such as Pacha (Buenos Aires), Technique (Leeds), Avalon (Los Angeles), Weekend Club (Berlin) and held a residency at London's infamous T-Bar for the whole of 2009.
Robin records predominantly under his own name but also under the pseudonym's "Porterhaus" and "Hand On Throat" and is currently working solo and on projects with "Freak Seven" (Rush Hour, 2020 Vision) and Santos Resiak (Soweso, Leftroom) for Immigrant releases and other quality labels. Robin continues to make an impact on the clothing industry with his design work and has scheduled a slew of new releases for Immigrant Records for 2011.
Most recently, Robin partnered with friend and global trend setter Jean-Marc Virard and the DE SIGNER quartet from Los Angeles on a project they signed to Jamie Jone's Hot Creations label. Robin's remix of "Suicide Girl" gained much praise and was awarded "tune of the month" in the Dec 2010 issue of Mixmag. The track was also featured on the cover mount CD mixed by Jamie and Seth Troxler. The partnership was triumph and more collaborations are expected in 2011.