Over the last decade, DJ Snake has achieved the kind of rarefied and wildly transformative success that few artists ever come close to attaining. Originally from a housing project on the outskirts of Paris, the multi-platinum-selling DJ/producer has shattered industry records with smash hits such as “Taki Taki”, earned diamond certification from the RIAA for “Lean On” (with Major Lazer), delivered era-defining bangers like “Turn Down for What” (with Lil Jon), and made history as the first artist to perform atop the roof of the Arc de Triomphe. Along with repeatedly turning out tracks that top the charts around the world—including three songs that have surpassed a staggering billion streams on Spotify—the multi-award-winning phenom brings his boundary-pushing ingenuity to music that builds unexpected and undeniably powerful bridges between vastly different cultures and genres.
“I grew up with people from different origins such as India, West Indies to Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East,” he told Rolling Stone in recent years. “We’ve always been inspired by each other.” Taking his stage name from his former moniker as a graffiti artist, he started DJ-ing in his early teens and soon dropped out of high school to work at a famed Paris record shop, then immersed himself in music production at the age of 19 to become a decade later one of the most important electronic music artist in the world.