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.
Selena Gomez is undergoing mental health treatment after suffering what’s being described as an “emotional breakdown.” The singer has been hospitalized multiple times over in recent with complications stemming from her 2015 lupus diagnosis, and was admitted previously this September for dangerously low white blood cell counts. Gomez is now believed to be undergoing mental health care in an east coast facility.
Gomez had been largely silent after announcing on Instagram that she would be taking a break from social media. The pop star’s mental and physical health battles have been well documented, including a 2014 rehab stint for addiction and multiple breaks from the public eye to deal with her physical and mental health. The singer is the latest in an ever-increasing string of stars seeking treatment, as mental health issues like anxiety and depression continue to rise to the forefront in the music world.
Few tracks have the ability to take over hip-hop, latin music, electronic music and pop radio waves alike. Unsurprisingly though, star-studded collaboration “Taki Taki” produced by DJ Snake featuring Ozuna, Cardi B, and Selena Gomez has done just that. The release has surpassed over 47 million streams on Spotify alone in the first two weeks it has been out, and that number is only going to continue increasing with the drop of the track’s hotly anticipated music video. The video was premiered at the American Music Awards, and all four artists play a major role in the video.
The visuals are clouded in black and red with a dark and sexy motif, panning in on Ozuna under a pile of scantily clad women. He and Snake pan in and out of the picture until Cardi B erupts into focus. The video’s theme stays dark until Selena Gomez takes the later part of the video away, dancing is a bright forest with DJ Snake in the background. The video has no shortage of visual appeal packing in four dynamic artists and intricate set fixtures to amp up what is already the biggest song in the world right now.
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The saying goes that “three’s a party,” and with Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna each providing features on DJ Snake‘s latest single, “Taki Taki,” the song is a veritable fiesta. The multilingual effort sees each artist deviate from English to submit Spanish speaking verses that pepper the track with lyrical Latin flair. The track’s sultry, sauntering background beat adds a warm reggaetón heat that burns at a slow but club-appropriate tempo. A malleable offering that could sizzle in a set list as it currently stands, “Taki Taki” could just as easily as it could lend itself to a fierce festival flip.
DJ Snake originally announced that the bilingual number would be on its way in August. Each of “Taki Taki’s” collaborators shared pictures presumably taken on the set of the song’s music video to their Instagram pages, further heightening fans’ interest in the then forthcoming mega collaboration. Now that “Taki Taki” has arrived, listeners can expect that an accompanying music video won’t take long to follow.
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DJ Snake has been teasing what might be his biggest collaboration since his work with Justin Bieber a few years ago. This time around the French superstar has enlisted help from Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B. With such a densely packed line up of all-stars on the bill, the entire world has been hungry
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