Name: Oliver Dela Cruz (guitar, bass & production) & Morilla (vocals, keys & production)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Style: Dance, Electro, RnB, Hip-Hop
Influences: RUFUS DU SOL, Disclosure, Snakehips, Katranada, Majid Jordan, Flight Facilities
The brains behind Midnight Pool Party are Sydney locals Morilla and Oliver Dela Cruz, who are together crafting addictive electronic dance music, that is infused with a rich palette of dance, electro, r&b and hip-hop influences.
Since their beginnings in 2013, Midnight Pool Party have evolved from their classic-disco style to a more mature electronic-house realm. Their recent remixes of Daniel Johns (‘Ariel Love’) and Miike Snow (‘My Trigger’), along with their cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’, helped usher in this new era in their sound, and there was no turning back.
As Midnight Pool Party began moving in this direction with their songwriting & production, Morilla also experimented with his vocals and lyrics, capturing what was to him a more natural-feeling sound, drawing on his influences from artists like Drake, Pharrel Williams and Anderson Paak.
Without losing the true Midnight Pool Party essence, they continue to bring an infectious groove to everything they create using an assortment of lush-sounding synths, smooth thumping bass-lines, playful key-noodling and strong infectious vocal-hooks. In 2017 they released their long-awaited debut ep ‘Dalliance’, which is pure evidence that they are indeed moving in the right direction.
The ‘Dalliance EP’ received praise & attention from old & new fans all around the globe. With key singles ‘Waiting’, ‘Vulnerable’ and ‘Collide’ collecting over a million combined streams on Spotify alone, Morilla & Oliver were left feeling utterly proud of everything they had accomplished, so they jumped back into the studio and started working on some all-new ideas.
Those ideas saw the boys exploring a more flirtatious and playful sound, story-lines and overall vibe. They really wanted to push themselves and experiment with different styles and genres to see what sort of sounds they could create. They also decided they were ready to write, produce & mix everything themselves.
Midnight Pool Party have now just finished working on their second ep “MOTIONS”, which will be seeing its release in early 2019, but to keep us entertained until then they have just given us its first taste with the infectious electro-dance sounds of ‘Stand A Chance’.
“The song is more flirtatious and playful in its content. Unlike the previous tracks on our last ep which all had a certain undertone of sadness and uncertainty in a relationship. This new track is about starting fresh, feeling confident and taking chances, and it also sets the tone for the whole ep. It’s going to be full of love and happiness, and just overall fun times.” – Midnight Pool Party
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