DJ Snake

French-Algerian DJ, record producer, composer and artistic director

William Sami Étienne Girgahcine (born 13 June, 1986),[2] better known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French DJ from Algeria and record producer who mixes hip hop and electronic music.[3][4]

DJ Snake
DJ Snake in 2020
DJ Snake in 2020
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Sami Étienne Girgahcine
Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 38)
Paris, France
Genres
Occupations
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active2000-present
Labels
Websitedjsnake.com

He gained international success with the singles "Bird Machine" and "Turn Down For What" in 2013. He collaborated with Dillon Francis and Diplo in 2014. "Bird Machine" is a collaboration with French act Alesia. The song was released in February 2013 on Mad Decent, a Los Angeles-based record label run by Diplo. In June 2013, DJ Snake was invited by Diplo to do a live mix on his radio show "Diplo & Friends" which airs on BBC Radio 1.

Career

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Lady Gaga

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In 2011, Snake produced an album for Lady Gaga. He also co-produced the Lady Gaga songs "Applause" and "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly.

Singles released

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In 2013, he released "Bird Machine" with Alesia and "Turn Down For What" with Lil Jon. On 11 February 2014, he collaborated with Dillon Francis on his single "Get Low". In March 2015, he collaborated with American electronic dance music trio Major Lazer on their single "Lean On". He released "Talk" with George Maple and "Let Me Love You" with Justin Bieber in 2016. He also released "Taki Taki" with Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna. Also he released songs with Sean Paul and Young Thug.

Remixes

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As a remixer, Snake has made remixes for artists, including AlunaGeorge, Kanye West, Major Lazer, Duck Sauce, Junior Senior, amongst others.

Discography

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Remixes

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References

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  1. "Polydor Records Artists". Retrieved September 16, 2023.
  2. Greco, Ally (9 October 2013). "DJ Snake & Flosstradamus - Pop That Pussy". EDMTunes. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  3. "DJ Snake - The Year of The Snake". Life+Times. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. "Bars, Pubs & Clubs | DJ Snake | Born This Way | Time Out Delhi". 3 January 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 11 October 2020.