Though the Midnight Kids are a new act, they’ve been propelled into the spotlight with an incredible, nostalgia-inducing remix for The Chainsmokers that’s been featured in taxi cabs all across New York City.
The anonymous Midnight Kids project started just this year, and they’ve released official remixes for Lost Kings, A R I Z O N A, and Robotaki and Manila Killa. With the intention of bringing about a sense of nostalgia while surfacing a fresh sound, Midnight Kids have built a loyal fan base that anticipates each new release. Their innovative remixes draw inspiration from the 1980s, with a modern touch that resonates with today’s dance music fans.
Midnight Kids’ remix of “Young” is featured in The Chainsmokers’ Tommy Hilfiger campaign, which can be heard in taxi cabs across NYC, along with advertisements on Snapchat. They shared some thoughts with Dancing Astronaut on this milestone and what we can expect from them in the future.
How does it to have your song played for cab riders all across NYC?
Hearing that The Chainsmokers remix ended up in every NYC taxi is probably one of the craziest things that ever could have happened. The amount of attention that the Midnight Kids project has gotten over the past few months has completely surpassed expectations. It’s really exciting to see that people are latching onto it.
What do you want your music to inspire in listener?
The music is really nostalgic to the 80s, and we feel that there is a place for heavily 80s inspired electronic music in today’s industry and pop culture. The main goal of the Midnight Kids project is to create that sense of nostalgia in everyone that listens to the music, as well as bring a fresh sound to today’s electronic music scene. We want our music to be the music people play when they hang out with friends, go on night drives, and seek out adventure. It’s all about creating memories that last a lifetime.
What can fans expect from you next?
What’s next for Midnight Kids is a lot of new remixes, one of which will be coming out early next month. People can expect to hear original Midnight Kids tracks in 2018, a year that will be even bigger than this one. So much exciting stuff is in the works, and we can’t wait to watch it unfold with all of you.