Skrillex and Boys Noize return as Dog Blood for their new EP, Turn Off The Lights, out now on OWSLA / Boysnoize Records. The skilled artists provide a high level, electronic beat mix of four tracks on this new EP. Dog Blood is scheduled to perform a string of shows including BUKU Music + Art Project, Sunset Music Festival, Ultra Music Festival, and a performance at Electric Zoo.
The title track “Turn Off The Lights” is described as “the kind of banger that encompasses their shared love of, well, everything great in electronic music.” The first track, “Break Law” starts out with a slow tempo, set against a middle eastern chant in the background with an electronic beat set that is synthetically perfect as it weaves flawlessly in and out. The next track, “4 Mind” with Josh Pan and X&G starts out with lyrics, “You’re body, you’re mind” which is repeated over and over as the track thrashes to a climax then drops down into a beat that builds against a siren, fading into a strong mix of contradiction. You are taken into a trance of elements, as the mix fights against itself with tempo and pace.
The next track, “Kokoe” with Otira has an entirely different sound altogether as it blends in a drum beat which is steady and quick, against a tropical elemental sound. The pace blends with various sounds and a feverish build that takes shape mid-song as the beats frame a cyclic rhythm before fading out. The last track, “Turn off the Lights” has a vocal track set against the beats. The song builds tempo against vocals and thrashes for a bit along a jumpy and fast mix.
The new EP, Turn Off The Lights marks Skrillex and Boys Noize first full project since 2013’s Middle Finger Pt. 2 and brings the same high-energy experimentation that earned Dog Blood its cult following since their 2012 debut and acclaimed Coachella 2013 set. The duo confirmed a new EP in April and announced the new EP on social media.
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS EP 🐸THIS FRIDAY @skrillex @boysnoize #dogblood ⬇TRACKLIST⬇
🚔 BREAK LAW
🧠 4 MIND with @joshpan & @xandgmusic
🐸 KOKOE with @otiramusic
💡 TURN OFF THE LIGHTS pic.twitter.com/7mJuf86gMN
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) May 29, 2019
Turn Off The Lights Tracklist:
1. Break Law
2. 4 Mind (with josh pan & X&G)
3. Kokoe (with Otira)
4. Turn Off The Lights