Plenty of artists come up with their own subgenres to describe their music, but rarely do they actually hit it on the nose with those made-up terms. Canadian DJ and producer Snails calls his music “vomitstep”, and it’s the perfect name for his bass-filled, hip-hop-inspired sound that’s just as twisted as the word would suggest. After a slew of successful singles, he has now announced the release of his upcoming debut album, The Shell, and fans can check out a trailer for the album above.

Along with the album announcement, Snails has dropped the first single from The Shell, “Into The Light.” The song features vocals by Sarah Hudson, a songwriter behind hits like Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and “Swish Swish” and Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling”. “Into The Light” is just as freaky as fans might expect from his recent singles “Waffle House” and “Break It Down” (feat. Sam King), though Hudson’s vocals add a powerful drive and unforgettable melody to the track.



Intrigued and ready to hear some vomitstep in person? You’re in luck, as Snails has also announced a stretch of tour dates. Fans are in for a treat, as these shows will include a brand new custom production rig as the DJ now headlines venues he’d previously hit on support slots. If the album trailer and “Into The Light” single artwork above are any hint, get ready for some seriously gnarly sci-fi vibes.

A little over a month before the tour officially kicks off in Seattle, Snails will be headlining his own festival “Sluggtopia” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This is only the first leg of touring in support of The Shell, so expect more shows to be announced soon. Boogie T, Squnto, and other special guests (some TBA) will be joining him for support. Tickets for all shows are available through his website here (use the password “shell”).

Snails Tour Dates:

10/6: Morrison, CO- Red Rocks Amphitheatre- Sluggtopia- w/ NGHTMRE, JOYRYDE, Boogie T, Squnto

11/17: Seattle, WA- Tacoma Dome- w/ Kayzo, Downlink B2B Space Laces, Say My Name, Boogie T, Squnto

11/22: San Francisco, CA- Armory- w/ 12th Planet, TBA, Boogie T, Squnto

12/2: Dallas, TX- Southside Ballroom- w/ Bro Safari, TBA, Boogie T, Squnto

12/23: Atlanta, GA- Taberancle- w/ Kayzo, TBA, TBA