Today we have been given a huge collaboration by a powerhouse of talent; entitled “Saint Laurent,” this heavy bass banger features DC-based rapper Wale and production by veterans DJ Sliink and Skrillex.
Wale is coming off the success of his star-studded album Shine, which was released in April, in addition to his collaboration with Goldlink earlier this year. DJ Sliink has been tearing up the Jersey Club game these last few months, with remixes of Chris Lake and Skrillex/Rick Ross as well as huge performances like his set at Ultra 2017 and b2b with OWSLA label mates. The label head himself, Skrillex, has had a busy summer as well, teasing new music with Dog Blood and releasing a collaboration with Poo Bear just last week.
"DJ Sliink's sound is one of the most influential styles in mainstream music and most people don't know it. I'm just honored to be a part of his original vision and help him with the beat. And props to Wale for showing love to the underground and fuckn' with Jersey Club 🙌🙏 !" – Skrilex
With talent such as this, it should be no surprise that “Saint Laurent” hits as hard as it does, with high energy and seamless flow. Each collaborator maintains his distinct style, and all three blend together effortlessly. Wale’s vocals are cut through the heavy bass and echo throughout the space these producers create while Skrillex’s hip-hop-infused trap style is evident from the beginning. His distortion and chopping of Wale’s vocals is reminiscent of previous tracks of his like “Dirty Vibe.” DJ Sliink undoubtedly adds the fast-paced Jersey Club percussion to the mix, and we can hear a white-noise-laden lead synth toward the end. “Saint Laurent” is the perfect showcase of its collaborators’ talent, with each adding his own elements to the finished product. Check it out now below and enjoy!