First Listen: DJ Snake and Plastic Toy co-produce sleek new single, ‘Try Me’
DJ Snake‘s recent singles thundered into release circles as high-powered productions destined for dance floor domination. The multilingual Latin heater, “Taki Taki,” and the Parisian producer’s collaboration with Mercer, “Let’s Get Ill” arise as two examples of the adrenaline spiking aesthetic that has characterized DJ Snake’s electronic activity of late, or at least, until now. Created alongside fellow Premiere Classe label mate, Plastic Toy, DJ Snake’s latest tune is a melodic deviation from the energetic sound constructions of his past smash songs. “Try Me” fluidly fuses piano chords with a centerpiece synth that undulates in sync with the single’s mid-tempo pace.
“Try Me” exemplifies the expression “less is more.” The single focalizes the silky synth that serves as the song’s centerpiece, and tastefully supports it with complementary but minimalistic touches, like the piano chords.
“The most interesting thing in this song for me, is the lead synth that comes with the drop,” Plastic Toy said in a press release. “With DJ Snake, we pushed the track to a whole new level, giving it that powerful and melodic sound. Working with Snake was very inspiring. He has the ability to feel the music and what’s going to sound good.”
The smooth ebb and flow of “Try Me” evidences Plastic Toy’s acute ear for refined rhythmic arrangements, a hallmark of the Frenchman’s production style. Just as “Try Me” signals a shift in sound for DJ Snake, it too indicates a tonal turn for Plastic Toy.
“It’s been a long time since I wrote a melancholic kind of track like this, so this one is really special to me,” Plastic Toy added. “The result is a totally Plastic Toy style [that] perfectly reflects my musical color.”
When DJ Snake and Plastic Toy coalesce “musical colors” in a collaboration, the result is evidently kaleidoscopic.
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