2017-18 saw New York-based producer midnight unveil the first collection of songs from his newly-released Nocturne EP. The enigmatic artist has now delivered the capstone for Nocturne via eclectic track “Archon” – a collaboration with fellow New York-based producer ylxr.
“Archon” is a rollercoaster ride of dynamics and structure. Trap-inspired beats and glitchy sonics continually shift back and forth, keeping the listener on the edge of their seat. Midnight’s sultry and soulful vocals are consistent as ever, acting as the linchpin for the ever-evolving lo-fi production.
“That moment when you inhabit the percussion and your voice exploits the gaps between samples and melodies. It’s a symbiotic relationship between artist and production not easily found,” says midnight. “As an artist you’re always searching, sometimes you find it, more often than not it eludes you, and sometimes you’re lucky enough to work with other artists of ylxr’s calibre who help to shoulder that burden”.