In our Current Mood series, we ask some of our favourite artists to curate a playlist according to a specific theme or mood of their choice. For Current Mood #017, megastar producer Skrillex selects his Midnight Hour songs. Listen to past Current Mood playlists here.
It's been nearly a decade since Skrillex first made his debut, and the superstar DJ, producer, and songwriter is still experimenting with his sound. Today, he's releasing "Midnight Hour," a new R&B influenced house track that features Ty Dolla $ign, as well as Berlin-based producer Boys Noize. It's another step towards the pop sphere for a producer who has always flirted with it (and, occasionally, found himself smack bang in the middle of it, with his series of hugely successful Justin Bieber collaborations.)
To mark the release of "Midnight Hour," Skrillex has put together a CURRENT MOOD playlist to soundtrack your midnight hours. Featuring Kieran Hebden's "Only Human," Kelsey Lu, and Ski Mask The Slump God, it'll keep you going til the early hours of the morning. "Here are a few tracks and artists I’ve been listening to lately," Skrillex tells The FADER via email. "Some underground music that inspired mainstream culture along with the summer bangers." Listen above.