Shady London-based production outfit Snakehips have been garnering praise over the last 9 months or so with a combination of great remixes, such as those of Wild Belle and Bondax, and a couple of stand-out tracks, most notably the summery ‘On & On’. Now they’ve dropped a new track, ‘Make It’.
The track has the kind of playful use of female vocals that we’ve come to expect, an R&B sample pitch-shifted, chopped and looped is nothing out of the ordinary, however it is the bass line that follows that shows Snakehips exploring a slightly different medium than usual. Rather than a summery, laid-back song similar to guys like Ta-Ku and Kaytranada, we get instead a heavy, low-end synth rhythm that you’re more likely to here on a Baauer record. The change in synth work is remarkable and so are other elements such as the switch to a more trap-style 808 hat and snare however the vocal sample keeps the track well and truly planted in the world of Snakehips.
Hopefully there will be more tracks on the way before they drop their debut record later this year.