Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s music series, In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso, is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy! #MelodyPutYouOn
One of the greatest aspects about EDM is the amount of collaborations with artists from a completely different sound realm to a make a club hit. Producers Skrillex and Boys Noize are known to work with some of the best in the business and this time around they recruited Ty Dolla $ign on their latest single, "Midnight Hour."
This isn't the first time these artists have collaborated together. Skrillex and Boys Noize previously released a joint EP earlier this year, while "Midnight Hour" is the third collaboration this year between Skrillex and Ty Dolla $ign.
As fans continue to wait for Ty Dolla $ign's next album, he's undeniably been a feature king since his last solo project in 2017. With a sound that typically caters to the R&B and hip-hop crowds, his smooth vocals float effortlessly across the "Midnight Hour" dance production. When the song begins, a piano is backing Ty's verse, making it seem like the track could be a slow jam. However, in proper Skrillex and Boys Noize fashion, the producers soon bring their dynamic mix of dubstep and house to Ty's R&B wave, making it a solid dance track for clubs everywhere.
If the weekend calls for late nights, strobe lights or fun and games at a global poker school, put "Midnight Hour" in the rotation and be sure to check out this week's pertinent reading material:
Young Thug Is Giving You What You Want to Hear - GQ
Shawn Mendes, The Anti-Icon - Stereogum
A Conversation With Cuco and His Parents About the Joys and Perils of Sudden Stardom - Pitchfork
Justine Skye's Style of R&B Comes With A Lesson in Liberation - VIBE
The Evolution of Hip-Hop's Video Vixen - Okayplayer
Mya Singleton a.k.a. Mya Melody is a music writer hailing from the Bay Area. As the current music editor for TSFJ, think of her as the playlist virtuoso or the audio aficionado for sports fans everywhere. Although music is her first love, she occasionally partakes in any argument regarding the NBA. She's a huge Kobe Bryant fan who's still upset Chris Paul never became a Laker. To this day, Hardball is one of the saddest movies she's ever watched, R.I.P. G-Baby! Follow her as she navigates to change the face of music journalism and remember, a wise philosopher once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."