Originally posted by SYSTEM-J
I did a bit of detective work and the guy who is the source of all Jason Porter knowledge (ecksemmess) had a few threads in the production forum around 2005 where he promoted his old-school trance inspired productions with lots of videogame music influence. Sound familiar? In the first Jason Porter thread netroM links, the 1994 Trelllis set has a FFVI remix on it, even though the game was only released in Japan at that time. ecksemmess mentions he heard Porter play this same track live that same year. This is the same set that contains an anachronistic sample from Heroes (2006) as well, remember.
Other incriminating details: he claims to have seen Porter dozens of times in the '90s, which is no mean feat if there was no way of telling when the guy was playing, and yet when he started the first Jason Porter thread he'd apparently almost totally forgotten about this DJ he'd seen dozens of times across the '90s, who apparently "changed his life". He finds a Jason Porter CD for sale on eBay but doesn't bother to contact the seller finding out information on where it came from, instead posting it on TA and asking everyone here instead.
Draw your own conclusions. You can find ecksemmess' old productions by searching his post history through his profile on the threads netroM linked.
Just have to nerd out for a bit - FFVI came out in the US in October 1994. (I totally agree with you that the whole Jason Porter thing is a hoax, albeit a very interesting one)