After unveiling the first chapter of his forthcoming project last year, world-renowned producer and DJ Slushii returned today with his exhilarating new record, “After Midnight” featuring viral TikTok star and singer-songwriter, Mackenzie Sol. The single arrives ahead of his anticipated next album, ‘Extinction Level Event’ due out on Monstercat in March 2022. Slushii’s powerful bass stylings accentuate the mature edge in Mackenzie’s polished pop vocals, reminiscent of the contrasting good and evil themes at play in the song’s conceptual design.
Slushii shares, “Mackenzie and I made “After Midnight” the first night we met. Mackenzie had a demo for a song that he wrote and I absolutely loved the vocal. The visuals for the song have a Batman dark feeling to it, similar to the final battle in a superhero movie. That’s the vibe I wanted to convey with this one.”
Mackenzie Sol adds his perspective on the lyrics, “This song is about falling in love with a friend who has no clue you have feelings for them, and the fear that comes with telling them and potentially ruining the friendship. I wrote this song from my own personal experience of having feelings for a close friend. I still haven’t told her how I feel. Maybe one day after midnight I’ll tell her.”
Slushii continues to weave Anime-influenced creative elements, cultural touchstones, and colorful characters into each new single and live experience. Coming off a high-energy performance at San Francisco’s Wobbleland, Slushii will bring his immersive brand across more cities and stages to be announced soon.
Breaking out on The X Factor at age 4, Mackenzie’s magnetic personality and endearing stage presence deemed him a natural-born musician. He has since collaborated with major producers and songwriters whilst building an impressive social media empire, catapulting him into viral fame with over 11.5 million followers on TikTok alone.
One check of Slushii’s ever-growing record of credentials and there’s no doubt that the 24-year-old, forward-thinker from New Jersey is the future of electronic dance music. To describe Slushii’s ascent as meteoric would be an understatement —in just three years since he emerged on the scene, he’s brought his vibrant, textured sonics to five continents and countless countries, with three headlining tours already under his belt. Slushii has electrified festival crowds everywhere from the main stage at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland, to Ultra Miami, Reading + Leeds, and HARD Summer to name a few, all while holding down residencies at some of the world’s most renowned clubs in Las Vegas.
His rap sheet doesn’t end at his relentless touring itinerary either. Massive collaborations and remixes co-signed by the likes of Marshmello, Charlie Puth, BTS, and more make Slushii a dominating force in the digital streaming landscape, as he continues to flex his ultra-versatile production capabilities with everything from poolside pop to punishing dubstep products. Touted as the next generation’s torch-carrier by the likes of Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Skrillex, Slushii kicked off 2019 with his first-ever pop crossover track ‘Never Let You Go’ featuring Latin pop star Sofia Reyes released on Big Beat/Atlantic Records. This past year saw Slushii achieve career-defining moments that only propelled his global fandom, including the release of his most-streamed record to date, ‘All I Need.’ The prolific producer debuted the single during his Fortnite virtual concert, which was a catalyst for the song to become a viral video game meme. Rounding out 2021 with the announcement of his forthcoming Monstercat album and anticipated Anime content, Slushii has his sights set on world domination from the command center of the ERU.
Mackenzie Sol Bio
Every generation has its own multi-talented superstars and 21-year-old trending singer/songwriter, Mackenzie Sol is poised to earn a place in that esteemed group. Mackenzie Sol is from the U.K. and currently lives in LA. His main focus is music but is passionate about acting and creating amazing content and building his online brand. With over 11.5 million followers across his social media platforms, he is headed for great success.