Sharing opening scenes in Vancouver, BC we see Robotaki engaging in his music process crouched over the piano. As he plays with the keys he shares his enthusiasm with gaining knowledge, and understanding how the world works. This work discipline developed his academic degree in Science, and later allowed him to pursue a career in music. As Preston Chin adopted his Robotaki moniker, he explains how he became fully engaged in music his first year of college. Now, the producer boasts a growing fan base, touring with acts like Odesza and Big Wild delivering his signature electronic and disco infused sound.
In the documentary, he shares how he found similar parallels between his studies and his songwriting, further demonstrating his agency to create. As his discipline in the world of science defined a large part of his life, the artist took from this chapter to express his fascination for learning and discovery in all pursuits.
As his growth in music began to dominate over his studies, the producer faced a difficult challenge; pleasing his parents or staying true to his craft. Robotaki’s story is one in which most can relate, as pursuing our passions can be cast with doubt and disappointment. Preston goes on to explain the fear of failure that comes with being an artist, from maintaining a financial income to finding his own gratification. With a growing concern for pleasing others, fear of failure led to feelings of anxiety.
However, through the documentary’s narrative we find the producer channels his fears into fully committing to his passion. As the video documents his tour to perform his Science EP, Robotaki takes from his personal and musical endeavors to perform an unforgettable experience for fans at his sold-out headlining shows.
The documentary release comes following Robotaki’s latest single release, “All I Can Do” in anticipation of his new Anachronism EP. You can catch the producer on an extensive US tour this March, check out the dates below and be sure to keep up with Robotaki.
Robotaki Tour Dates
March 6 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
March 7 – The Observatory – San Diego, CA*
March 8 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA*
March 9 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA*
March 10th – Age of Spades – Sacramento, CA*
March 13 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA*
March 14 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR*
March 15 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR*
March 16 – Ballroom – Vancouver, BC*
March 20 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
March 21 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*
March 22 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL*
March 23 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI*
March 27 – Royale – Boston, MA*
March 28 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
March 29 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*
March 30 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
April 13 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA ^
April 16 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL^
April 17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN^
April 19 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK^
April 23 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO^
April 24 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA^
April 25 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA^
April 26 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH^
June 21 – Camp Nowhere – NRG Arena – Houston, TX &
June 22 – Camp Nowhere – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX &
June 23 – Camp Nowhere – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX &
* = w/ Big Wild and Mild Minds
^ = w/ San Holo
& = w/ ODESZA