5 Questions With Dan Schawbel

5 Questions With Dan Schawbel


Episode 196: Porter Robinson

July 18, 2022

My guest today is DJ and producer, Porter Robinson. Porter has produced hits including “Shelter” and “Ghost Voices” that have been on the top of the electronic music charts. Over the years, he’s amassed millions of followers and has played at some of the biggest music festivals including Coachella and Ultra Music Festival. More recently, he’s released a new song called “Everything Goes On“ for Riot Games’ global Star Guardian event. We talk about this partnership, his music career, and life obstacles during this episode.



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The 5 questions I ask in this episode:



  1. How did you teach yourself music around 12 years old?
  2. How have you blended electronic music with your love for emotional songwriting and Japanese culture?
  3. How have you dealt with your struggles of being a harsh critic of yourself and your brothers’ cancer?
  4. What has been your experience working with Riot Games on their upcoming League of Legends Star Guardian in-game event series and how has it pushed you forward as an artist?
  5. What is your best piece of career advice?

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