Here are the hints Calvin Harris dropped before the release:
In 2017 I'm making music to make your soul happy !!!!? Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) February 15, 2017
"Frank Ocean appears courtesy of Frank Ocean"? Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) February 23, 2017
Slide ft. Frank Ocean & Migos is out everywhere now? Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) February 24, 2017
Frank Ocean, who released his first independent albums Endless last year, can be heard crooning "Do you slide on all your nights like this?/ Do you try on all your nights like this?" in Slide. The track starts like: "I might empty my bank account/And buy that boy a wooden pipe/Buy that boy a wooden pipe/I might, I might." Migo's member Offset raps, "Swallow the bottle while I sit back and smoke gelato/ Walk in my mansion 20 thousand paintin' Picasso."
Slide is Calvin's first release of 2017. Before this, in September last year the Scottish record producer released My Way, a rare track where he sings, which he hadn't done since his 2014 hit, Summer.