Play-N-Skillz Go Fully Electro, Release Free Download With Akon, Pitbull and Nelly Collabs

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

We've seen this coming for quite some time now -- that the Dallas-based, Grammy-winning hip-hop production duo of Play-N-Skillz was going to be taking things in a more electronic direction at some point.

We saw it in the videos they've released, in their (highly successful) collaboration with David Guetta, and, well, in every single bit of information the band has leaked our way in recent months.

The surprising thing, really, is how quickly everything's happened. Just more than a month after releasing a hip-hop mixtape called Platino Lifestyle, the brothers Salinas have now released a second mixtape of electronic songs called Fireworks.

It's an interesting release -- notable, certainly, solely for the fact that it features collaborations with Nelly, Pitbull, Three 6 Mafia and Akon, the last of whom appears on a song that samples Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes." Also of note: The new, appropriately named for the season mixtape, features a couple of covers, too, including the duo's already-released "remix" of Kanye West's "All of the Lights" and a cover of Diddy's "Coming Home."

Give it a listen and download after the jump.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.