When Skrillex and Boyz Noize debuted their “Midnight Hour” collaboration during Miami Music Week, the track became hotly anticipated right out of the gate. Not only did the song feature smooth vocals from frequent Skrillex collaborator, Ty Dolla $ign, it signaled a kind of cross-genre prowess that only the three could bring to the table.
During the same time, Skrillex and Boys Noize went on a release spree during their Ultra set, which was followed by a new Dog Blood EP, along with a promise from Skrillex that he had even more new music in store. Now Skrillex has released more material in the past three months than he has in last three years. However, while many found it curious that the track wasn’t released under the Dog Blood moniker, “Midnight Hour” stands as Skrillex’s first truly standalone release under his own banner since 2017.
A curious move, indeed, which lends notion to fan theories that the OWSLA headmaster has a multi-track solo project. In any case, “Midnight Hour” musters up a seductive house aura and soulful R&B gusto that sounds like nothing like a signature Skrillex production. This is also a man who’s production expertise stretches far beyond the realms of dubstep, far beyond the electronic dance music realm even.