DJ Snake

A Grammy-nominated producer, DJ Snake is a Frenchman at the forefront of the trap music movement, having taken the genre to the charts with his 2013 single "Turn Down for What" featuring Lil Jon. Born William Grigahcine, Snake's production work on Lady Gaga's 2011 effort Born This Way earned him a Grammy nod when it was nominated for Album of the Year in 2012. Also in 2012, he signed with Diplo's imprint Mad Decent and released the single "Bird Machine" on the label in 2013. The singles "Slow Down" and "Together" also arrived in 2013, along with more work for Gaga on her ARTPOP album. His big break as a solo artist came late in the year when "Turn Down for What" featuring Lil Jon arrived and became the most popular crossover trap hit since Baauer's "Harlem Shake."

William Sami Etienn Grigahcine, (better known by his stage name DJ Snake), is a French DJ, record producer and rapper who mixes hip hop and electronic dance music.nDJ Snake is a Grammy-nominated producer and artist who debuted into the international scene with singles "Bird Machine" and "Turn Down for What" in 2013. "Bird Machine" is a collaboration with fellow French act Alesia. The single was picked up by Mad Decent, a Los Angeles-based record label run by Diplo, and released in February 2013. 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.nDJ Snake was announced to be working on a collaboration with Diplo, originally slated to debut in 2014; it eventually released in 2015 as the single "Lean On" in collaboration with M and Diplo's Major Lazer. On April 30, 2014, DJ Snake was labeled as an "Artist to Watch" by FoxWeekly. He and Dillon Francis were announced as alternating supporting artists for the summer Mothership Tour 2014 with Skrillex.

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  • 18 Aug

    DJ Snake Scores First No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums With 'Encore'

    Plus: Three new top 10s on Dance/Mix Show Airplay & Joe Bermudez earns his first Dance Club Songs No. 1. DJ Snake debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Aug. 27) with his first album,...

  • 14 Jul

    DJ Snake and Yellow Claw Go Hard on 'Ocho Cinco'

    Trap fiends are chomping at the bit for DJ Snake's official debut album Encore. Red X's mark the calendar until August 5 finally arrives, but those of you who can't wait another minute can take refuge in the whiplash...

  • 11 Jul

    DJ Snake Reveals Debut Album 'Encore' Release Date and Details

    DJ Snake fans have hit the home stretch in their wait for his debut album's release.Top 50 Feel Good Dance SongsThe French artist took to Twitter today (July 11) to reveal that his first LP 'Encore' will be released...

  • 17 Jun

    DJ Snake Says His Debut Album Is Finished

    This week, DJ Snake celebrated his birthday, and it appears the milestone put him in a reflective mood. “You just can't rush the creative process,” he noted defensively on Twitter. “Great things take...


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