Third Party – Midnight

Fresh from the success of the spacious stadium smash Free, widely acclaimed UK duo Third Party have launched their seismic new thumper, ‘Midnight’, a seductive club anthem soaked in deep 80’s-inspired electronica synth sounds. A firm nod to the retro sounds of the vocal house era, the progressive pair spin their unique and modern twist across the release, lacing the production with catchy chords and a pounding melody, with the duo citing artists such as Eric Prydz as a key inspiration in their fluid-like genre-crossing sound.

Made up of Jonnie Macaire and Harry Bass, Third Party are best known for their incredible live productions, and euphoric tracks, including most recent studio album ‘HOPE’. Bringing their sold-out LIIIVE show to Liverpool Olympia earlier this year, the duo showcased their dynamic diversity, using synths, drum machines and sample pads for the first time, clad with a special stage design bearing the image of their famous logo, made up of three horizontal lines – with the pair also using the design during a very special set at Ultra Korea 2018.

“We wanted to make a track that wasn’t necessarily a ‘jumper’ but that still had that euphoric feel to it,” added Jonnie and Harry.

“It still has that big moment which we love playing out live. We’ve had the 80s sample in the bag for quite a while now but when we first nailed those big chords and put the vocal on top, we knew we were into something special.”

Playing across numerous worldwide stages this year, including Don’t Let Daddy Know & Creamfields’ new ‘Generator’ stage this August, Third Party have garnered a reputation as one of the most exciting talents in the electronic industry. The release of ‘Midnight’, which also arrives with a dynamic club mix, precedes the pair’s eagerly anticipated second studio album, and is out now; cementing a spot as one of summer 2018’s biggest tracks. You can catch the seductive and neon-soaked official video for ‘Midnight’ below…

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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