The Midnight live at The Globe Theatre Los Angeles 2017
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Associated acts||Tyler Lyle, Nikki Flores, FM-84, Timecop1983, Scavenger Hunt, Jesse Molloy, Thomas Edinger, Rupert van E, William Pope, Dr. VE, Jupiter Winter|
The band was formed as a result of Lyle and McEwan meeting during a co-writing workshop in 2012 in North Hollywood, CA. Inspired in part by the score for Drive, and the retro synth genre growing around its release, the pair wrote two singles, "WeMoveForward" and "Gloria", that would be released two years later in 2014 as part of their debut EP titled Days of Thunder. In 2016, the duo released a 12 track LP, Endless Summer, followed in 2017 with the release of Nocturnal, which spent several weeks as a best seller on the music distribution website Bandcamp and reached number 17 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic charts October 2017. The band went on to perform their second sell-out concert, taking place at the Globe Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles in November 2017. The band had multiple collaborations with Timecop1983, another retro synth genre producer. One of the collaborations appears on the album Nocturnal, titled "River of Darkness". The other collaboration between them appears on the album Night Drive of Timecop1983, titled "Static".
In 2019 McEwan appeared in the documentary film The Rise of the Synths, which explored the origins and growth of the synthwave genre. McEwan appeared alongside various other composers from the scene, including John Carpenter, who also starred in and narrated the film.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|The Midnight Remixed 01||
|The Midnight Remixed 02||
|Days of Thunder||
|"Sometimes She Smiles"||Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years|
|"Dance with Somebody"|
|Tyler Lyle||Lost & Found (The Midnight Remix)||March 13, 2016|
|Drake||0 To 100 (The Midnight Remix)||July 2016|
|Scavenger Hunt||Never Enough (The Midnight Remix)||November 8, 2016|
|ARIZONA||Oceans Away (The Midnight Remix)||February 24, 2017|
|Clubhouse||Kyra (The Midnight Remix)||April 10, 2017|
|Jon Bellion||80's Films (The Midnight Remix)||June 25, 2017|
|The Night Game||The Outfield (The Midnight Remix)||April 27, 2018|
|SYML||Clean Eyes (The Midnight Remix)||February 8, 2019|
|The Ivy||Missing Out (The Midnight Remix)||April 21, 2020|
|Latroit||Don't Give Up (The Midnight Remix)||September 25, 2020|
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