Such is the power of Rosalía right now that the Spanish pop star could have brought any one of her many recent hits to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Monday night. This year already, she’s collaborated with J Balvin with “Con Altura” and Ozuna with “Yo x … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »
It’s 24 hours into Coachella weekend one and DJ Snake could have already won the top spot for not only most, but highest profile guest appearances in one act. The French producer performed at the Outdoor Theatre on Friday night, and when he dropped hit single and recent release “Taki Taki,” the song was performed live by not one, but all four of the featured artists on the track.
Ozuna came out on stage to perform his opening vocals, and was subsequently joined by Cardi B and Selena Gomez who rounded out the performance. Suzy Exposito of Rolling Stone recorded the entire performance, so those who were unable to catch the spectacle live are at least able to watch the moment online.
The official music video for “Taki Taki” hit one billion views just 16 weeks after its release, and now that the four artists have come together to perform the track live at Coachella, the song will undoubtedly continue to make waves thanks to its star studded lineup of artists and its feel good Latin vibes.
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.
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There’s no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we’ll see an artist who finds a way to turn it into something special. And every once in an ever longer while, we’ll see someone completely disregard the visual language we’ve come to expect. That’s what … More »
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.
I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were old enough to hold instruments, my sister and I expressed some reticence about performing with our parents, but due in part to the closeness of the Mexican family unit and … More »