DJ Snake took his fans by surprise earlier in the week when he finally announced a release date for his upcoming debut studio album Encore. The “Turn Down For What” producer had been teasing his first full length release for a while, and fans were thrilled to hear that it will be hitting shelves on August 5. Hot off the announcement, DJ Snake has now returned to premiere his long awaited collaboration with fellow trap DJs Yellow Claw on “Ocho Cinco.”
Ocho Cinco opens with a deceptively radio friendly introduction, complete with catchy vocal samples and enticing synth progressions. But as the rising percussion gradually builds up to the drops, we’re treated to a surprising take on hardstyle, with pummeling gabber-style kicks and spiraling middle eastern melodies. DJ Snake’s usual hip-hop influences are still present, but it’s interesting to hear him covering some new ground on the collab.
If the new single is any indication of DJ Snake‘s forthcoming album, fans can rest easy knowing plenty of big material is just a few weeks away.