The hype surrounding producers Skrillex and Diplo under their new outfit as Jack U couldn't be higher since the collaboration's announcement. Recently we've gotten to hear what these two have been producing; from the first single "Take U There" featuring singer Kiesza released earlier this month to a two hour mix on BBC Radio 1Xtra this past weekend. Both producers have hinted at some form of official Jack U release bigger then a single, stating different facts through twitter and interviews, ranging from either a mixtape, an EP, or even a full album.
As we've covered, Skrill and Diplo took over the Diplo and Friends radio show this weekend for a special Jack U two hour mix debuting quite a few unreleased new songs; with collaborations ranging from 2 Chainz to AlunaGeorge. One track in particular that caught our ears was a collaboration with Montreal's newest bass icon and growing TSIS favorite, SNAILS. The track is currently untitled still as "ID".
This only further cements SNAILS as one of the most exciting new names in bass music. The collaboration, while surprising, isn't entirely unexpected considering Skrillex's support for SNAILS this year; OWSLA released two anthems by the up-and-coming producer, "Wild" and "Pump This”. The debut of the Jack U track only adds to SNAILS breakout year now having collaborated with two of the most influential figures in electronic world.
Listen below to the preview of the song via a clip from the Jack U Diplo and Friends mix. It is one of the most brutal and epic songs I have heard in quite a while. The energy behind this track is highlighted by the insanely intrecate and strange sounds that are the woven melody. Blending so many genres from trap to dubstep to reggae leaving us with a completely new genre we can only call “Jack Snails” or maybe "Snail U", this untitled track gets us more and more excited for what's to come. Let us know what you think of this monster below. As always, enjoy!
Jack U & SNAILS – ID