Cardi B, Selena Gomez, and Ozuna joined forces with DJ Snake to become a veritable Latin-fusion dream team in “Taki Taki.” The club-friendly, bilingual collaboration swiftly ascended to the number one slot on the Hot Latin Songs chart following its release, to set up shop at the top for 13 weeks. “Taki Taki” additionally topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, and currently reposes at number 18 on the Hot 100 chart.
With its ample chart credit behind it and team of influential featured artists to boot, “Taki Taki” was well positioned to rack up views on its then forthcoming official music video. The accompanying visual has since succeeded in doing just that, seeing that”Taki Taki” now touts a staggering one-billion views on YouTube. That it only took DJ Snake and company a short 16 weeks to garner the illustrious “one-billie” evidences the heat of this collaborative team’s touch—one that continues to sizzle, nearly five-months after the single’s debut.
Tomorrowland has been keeping everyone on their toes by dropping a few names from their 2019 lineup every day per its usual antics. The full lineup is expected to be released by the conclusion of the week, and so far, the artists that the festival has announced do not disappoint. Fans of every genre, including hip hop, will have an act to see as artists like Young Thug join the 2019 iteration of the festival.
Pardon My French is taking over Red Rocks on April 26. The French collective comprised of DJ Snake, Tchami, Malaa, and Mercer are reuniting for the first time since 2016 at the naturally acoustic megastructure that’s hosted many of music’s most iconic acts for the last 75 years plus. The collective was established in 2015 with the aim of bringing French electronic artists together.
Last year, Tchami and Malaa took their Confessions Tour to Red Rocks, a spectacle performance that played on the concept of heaven and hell. This year, the entire Pardon My French crew is rolling deep, and the four-man collective is promising Colorado a show fans won’t soon forget as the spring events circuit reaches full swing. Tickets for the Pardon My French takeover are available for AXS and AEG presale on Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. MT, and general sale on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. MT.
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DJ Snake hits his rap grind with Tyga on their new hip-hop leaner, “Girls Have Fun” featuring G-Eazy and Rich The Kid. Tyga’s vocals glide over a lazy xylophone melody amongst bustling 808s, thumping kicks, and skipping hi-hats further adding to the Parisian DJ’s versatile production cabinet. In typical Tyga fashion, the tantalizing beat yearns for the club as Rich The Kid and G-Eazy provide energy contrast towards the featured artist’s more relaxed style.
DJ Snake has flexed his hip-hop production work with the likes of Travis Scott, Cardi B, French Montana, and Migos in the past. As one of the most successful international producers in the industry, with two singles over the 1 billion mark on Spotify, it only make sense that Snake would continue to return to the rap game—it has definitely proven to be a fitting second home to the Grammy-nominated artist.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back to dominating the headlines thanks to an all-encompassing, star-abundant collection of artists who will be performing at the 2019 iteration of the Indio, CA-based music festival. The next chapter of the legendary soiree has not met the media’s gaze without its fair share of controversy, mainly Kanye West dropping out of the lineup due to what he recently referred to as “artistically limiting” stage design.
On a brighter note, 2019 will be the first year fans will be able to live stream the festival for both weekend one and two. In previous years, fans were limited to the festival’s first weekend exclusively for streaming capabilities. Now fans across the world will be able to watch back-to-back weekends of acts including DJ Snake, Kayzo, Bassnectar, Ariana Grande, and more. The live streaming for Coachella 2019 commences the first weekend, April 12th-14th, rolling all the way through to the next, which spans April 19th-21st.
Photo Credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
The festival’s full billing includes a large number of mainstream dance acts. DJ Snake, Diplo, Bassnectar, Four Tet, and more all land top of the billing. Coachella will run for two back-to-back weekends in mid-April. The first weekend of Coachella 2019 will take place from April 12 to 14, while the second will run from April 19 through April 21. The festival will return to its home at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Passes will go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. PT /2 p.m. ET.
2018 was a banner year for DJ Snake. The Parisian powerhouse scripted Spotify history as his 2016 single, “Let Me Love You” surpassed 1 billion streams. DJ Snake became the fifth artist on Spotify to have two tracks garner a respective 1 billion streams each. His collaboration with Major Lazer and MØ on 2015’s “Lean On” was the first cut of Snake’s catalog to first collect the seminal 1 billion streams. Spotify stats aside, DJ Snake’s influence was also felt on the charts, vis-à-vis the producer’s work with Cardi B, Ozuna, and Selena Gomez on “Taki Taki.” DJ Snake’s presence in the electronic sphere this year was that of a particularly fluid nature, evidenced in a Spotify milestone, felt among the charts, and even more wide-ranging, perceptible in the Frenchman’s establishment of his very own label, Premiere Classe.
With the end of 2018, Premiere Classe will concurrently conclude its first full year of production, and shed its fledgling status. DJ Snake commemorates Premiere Classe’s inaugural year of music publishing and distribution with a free new compilation, entitled Classe of 2018. Featuring work from 4B and TEEZ, Chace, SAYMYNAME, Mercer, and more, Classe of 2018 is a compact collection of Premiere Classe’s cuts, and as the compilation so audibly imparts, Premiere Classe’s introductory year of operation was particularly potent.
With 2019 just around the corner, fans are anxiously awaiting news from their favorite artists for the new year. According to a since-deleted post from Polydor Records (which distributes Interscope albums in Europe), Zedd, DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, and Madonna are expected to release new albums in 2019. Both Zedd and DJ Snake
DJ Snake is not done with his “Taki Taki,” which came out earlier in the fall, just yet. The Latin pop crossover number with Cardi B, Selena Gomez, and Ozuna was an instant global hit, shooting straight to the top of the charts worldwide. Its accompanying music video was originally premiered and released during the American Music Awards back in October, and it has since become the ninth fastest music video of all time to hit 100 million views.
The artists have now teamed up for a pixelated version of the hit music video. It follows the same story lines and visual concepts as the original, but showcases them through lego-like animated characters. The pixel video has already hit 1.1 million views in less than 24 hours, demonstrating that views will not be in short supply for “Taki Taki’s” animated video sibling either.
For those unable to escape the frigid winter winds Dec 22 to experience the Dominican Republic’s Electric Paradise in Punta Cana, The Knocks have organized a fierce consolation prize. For those fortunate enough to attend, DA’s latest Orbit playlist is the ideal vessel to prepare oneself for the idyllic weekend afoot.
The Knocks, consisting of Big Beat‘s Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson, have curated the ideal means of winter escapism. Touting tracks from DJ Snake, Boston Bun, Kaskade, and more, the aggregation of effervescent offerings will segue listeners into breezy beachfront bliss–all they need do is press play.
This year, Electronic Paradise is living up to its name with illustrious bookings like Disclosure, Major Lazer, Foster The People, Seth Troxler, and more. Tickets and festival info are available here.