DJ Snake

William Sami Étienne Grigahcine (born 13 June 1986), known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French record producer and DJ. He first achieved international attention in 2013 by releasing an instrumentation-orientated single "Turn Down for What" with US musician Lil Jon.[1][2][3][4][5]

DJ Snake
DJ Snake in 2020
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Sami Étienne Grigahcine
Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 35)
Paris, France
OriginErmont, France
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • songwriter
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedjsnake.com

He made his international debut with the singles "Bird Machine" and "Turn Down for What" in 2013.[1][6][7] "Bird Machine" is a collaboration with fellow French musician Alesia. The single was picked up by Mad Decent, a Los Angeles-based record label run by Diplo.

DJ Snake was announced to be working on a collaboration with Diplo, originally slated to debut in 2014; it released in 2015 as the single "Lean On" in collaboration with and Diplo's Major Lazer.[8][9][10] On 30 April 2014, DJ Snake was labeled as an "Artist to Watch" by FoxWeekly.[11] He and Dillon Francis were announced as alternating supporting artists for the summer Mothership Tour 2014 with Skrillex.[12] In March 2018, Billboard named DJ Snake as number nine on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.[13][14]


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