DJ Snake

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DJ Snake
DJ Snake Paris 02.2020.jpg
DJ Snake in Paris in February 2020.
Background information
Birth nameWilliam Sami Etienne Girgahcine
Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 34)
Paris, France
OriginErmont, France
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active2009-present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedjsnake.com

William Sami Etienne Girgahcine (born 13 June 1986), better known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French DJ and record producer mixing hip hop and electronic music.

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[change | change source]

Lady Gaga[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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

Discography[change | change source]

2013[change | change source]

2014[change | change source]

2015[change | change source]

2016[change | change source]

2018[change | change source]

Remixes[change | change source]