When Kanye West hosts an event, the pure unpredictability and uniqueness of it will bring out the masses for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Following Sunday Service at the Greater Allen Cathedral in Queens (pictured above), West and company headed to Washington Heights on Sunday night to host the final listening of his Jesus … More »
Houston rap newcomer Megan Thee Stallion is a total star; that much has been obvious since she showed up on the national radar months ago. And it’s cool to see her go through the new-star checkpoints — like last night, when she got a showcase guest-performer spot on The Tonight Show. On last … More »
Skrillex has a new single out today, and it’s a good one. “Midnight Hour” matches Sonny Moore with production partner Boys Noize and the always-welcome presence of Ty Dolla $ign. (As commenter ghostchannels points out, Skrillex and Boys Noize have a group called Dog Blood, but they’ve chosen not to use that name here.) “Midnight … More »
With Skrillex officially back on the one’s and two’s thus far through 2019, the sun has steadily shined over the electronic ether. In fact, in the last three months, Skrillex has released more material under his own banner than he has in the last three years. His latest release with serial counterpart, Boys Noize, arrives with four-on-the-floor gusto, seamlessly in line with the stylistic shape of much of the pair’s recent catalog.
But “Midnight Hour” mysteriously arrives without the duo’s resounding Dog Blood emblem, rather as a joint release under their respective aliases, with Skrillex’s frequent collaborator Ty Dolla $ign in tow. The delineation gives weight to the recent stirrings of a potential multi-track solo project from Skrillex in the works; a notion bolstered by Skrillex’s own repeated insistence that he’s currently sitting on droves of new music.
However, a representative from Skrillex’s team was only able to confirm that the track is the OWSLA boss’ first true single since 2017, and sits currently as a standalone release. Still, after a seductive house leaner on “Midnight Hour,” Skrill’s left the door for a forthcoming extended endeavor noticeably ajar.
Skrillex has been on an absolute tear this summer with consistently deliveries on long-awaited new music. Chief among the new cuts the OWSLA boss has dropped off in recent weeks is “Malokera,” a certified rump-shaker with TroyBoi, MC Lan, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign all riding a baile funk-inspired wave. Now, “Malokera” has a brand new music video to boot, featuring Skrillex and the rest of the track’s posse showing out to the bouncy new hit.
A green screen, some lights, and a few props are all the team needs to make a hype new visual that matches “Malokera’s” energy perfectly. The track’s heavy Brazilian influence plays strong in the new video, starring Lan and Ludmilla front and center. See the new video for “Malokera” below.
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Skrillex kicks off the weekend with a stacked collaboration, “Malokera,” with MC Lan, TroyBoi, Ludmilla, and Ty Dolla $ign. Alison Wonderland and QUIX have teamed up for “TIME,” and Louis The Child and Wrabel deliver a bittersweet joint effort called “Too Close.” CRAY brings a retro tone to her latest, “idontwannatalkaboutlove,” and The Knocks continue their summer releases with “Colors.” Cashmere Cat is full of “EMOTIONS” on his newest, and Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) get with Flosstradamus for “Waffle House.” Cedric Gervais remixes DJ Snake, J Balvin, and Tyga’s “Loco Contigo,” and Mazare and Essenger turn it up to 11 on their new Monstercat single, “Berzerker.” The Chrises got in the studio for a new Anti Up single, “Right Now,” and Alok and Zafrir bring “Vale Vale” to listeners’ ears. HEYZ previews his new Bite This! album with “Castaway King,” and Valentino Khan drops off his new EP, stacked with songs like “BRB.” Fedde Le Grand puts his own touch on Matoma, MNEK, and Kiana Lede’s “Bruised Not Broken,” and Herobust preps for the weekend with “Dumb Lit.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
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The Summer of Skrillex continues with the LA-based super producer dropping off his next single, while both of his recently released Show Tracks still remain heavily on repeat. Skrill’s latest is a posse cut that finds him linked once again with TroyBoi, frequent collaborator Ty Dolla $ign, and dominating Brazilian forces Ludmilla and MC Lan on the long-teased “Malokera.” And, as per usual with Skrillex, it’s completely different than his other recent outputs—a knocking Brazilian funk framework polished by multilingual spits from Ty Dolla, Lan, and Ludmilla.
Skrillex and TroyBoi are forming a close production kinship as the latter joins OWSLA‘s roster, with “Malokera” serving as an enticing follow up to June’s “WARLORDZ.” Together they’ve delivered an infectiously bouncy original cut that proudly wears Brazil on its sleeve. Stream below.
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Almost exactly a year ago, Mac Miller had just released Swimming, which would turn to be his final album. In promoting it, Mac sat down at NPR’s Washington, DC headquarters to take part in the Tiny Desk Concerts video series. Mac, backed by a band that included guitarist Justus West and star bassist Thundercat, played … More »