Is there any other way to describe this project? With so many superstar names and so many styles of dance music, DJ Snake has risen the bar for his music two-fold!
Earlier in the summer, the French producer released his hit summer single “Talk” featuring George Maple and then its accompanying music video. Already that song alone, stood as a great representation of the beautiful work the DJ could create. However, nothing prepared us for the ultimate project that would leave us screaming, encore over and over again.
This project may be the next album to get you through your entire workout or it may be the anthems to your summer or the themes to your party. Whatever venue you choose, know that this compilation of mastery is there to soundscape your day & night.
DJ Snake came to us when he did his first ever successful collab with Lil Jon for “Turn Down for What” back in 2013, then his second massive release “Lean On” with Major Lazer, and then the smash hit “The Middle” featuring Bipolar sunshine (coming off of this new album). There’s no stopping this mastermind behind the music. He knows the formula to a hit now as he ranks on the charts one at a time. In this 14-track compilation, Snake hits us with not just one or two joint-projects, but with 17 guest appearances! Some artists on the records include Skrillex (what?!), Bipolar Sunshine, George Maple, Travi$ Scott, Swizz Beats, Justin Bieber, Jeremih, Migos and Young Thug. The club-nights leader has no fear to delve into the other realms of genres, clearly, as he makes songs with the sounds of pop, R&B, rap, hip hop, soul, funk, deep house, trap, and so much more!
This architect of sonic design has made a place for himself amongst the EDM heavy weights such as Diplo, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Skrillex, and Calvin Harris. Some may call these people producer geniuses, or better yet, EDM gods, and now, I think it’s safe to say DJ Snake joins these Olympians on their mountain of electronic glory.
Encore is just pure brilliance. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t say that every song is something I like, but I can say that it is a dynamic project and that is has a lot impressive work that has gone into its fabrication.
If I had to give my own personal opinion, his tracks that are most noteworthy on this project are: “Middle,” “Talk,” “Sober,” “Future Pt. 2,” “Let Me Love You,” “Sahara,” “Ocho Cinco,” and “Here Comes The Night.” Every track off the album is so different from the rest that it’s almost impossible to compare them, but it’s incredible how many options there are to choose from for people with certain tastes and it shows how dance music has now infiltrated all forms of music. There is just an array of electronic, dance-worthy, and club-bouncing musical adventures.
You can now listen to the album in its entirety below, and witness the mastermind at work. Encore, DJ Snake, Encore! :