Rabat, on Sunday, March 12th 2017: Mawazine renews its passion for contemporary and urban music and announces the performance of Dj Snake on the turntables on the OLM Souissi stage Wednesday May 17th.
Born in Paris in 1986 as William Grigahcine, DJ Snake lives in the United States where he with lightning speed not only asserted his artistic talent as he world’s best-selling artist, but also became a real cultural phenomenon. Dj Snake started his artistic career in 2009 as producer before he was awarded a Grammy in 2011 for his work as co-producer of Lady Gaga’s album, Born This Way. Dj Snake’s first huge hit was Turn Down For what, a collaboration with Lil Jon that turned out to be the a global best-seller in 2014, selling more than 8 million copies, 240 millions of streams (five times Platinum in the USA). The clip went on to win four MTV VMA prizes, including ‘Best Direction” prize, a Grammy nomination for “Best Music Video” category. Shot straight into the charts at No. 1, DJ Snake met with the unanimous approval of the best critics. Rolling Stones magazine listed Turn Down For What as one of best music in the year 2014.
Quickly after Turn Down for What, DJ Snake starts a successful collaboration with Aluna George with You Know You Like It, which shot straight to the top of the rankings. The single demonstrates the artist’s ability to perform on the radio, as the song became one of the fastest in the Mainstream and Rhythmic Top 40. You Know You Like it was also certified double Platinum less than a year after its release.
DJ Snake kept pace in 2015, making his first appearance at the mythical Coachella Festival. The same year he collaborates with Major Lazer on Lean On. True to his music style, this collaborative work represents a symbolic hymn highly appreciated pop song in the Top 40 as in the most famous world music festivals. Selected as song of the summer, Lean On also became the most broadcast title on Spotify, earning 4 platinum records. As to the clip, it was destined to make history as one of the videos most viewed on YouTube, clocking up more than 2 billion views.
Never resting on his laurels, Dj Snake will release the same year the title Middle double platinum record winner and a true musical renewal for radio stations around the world.
March 2016, Dj Snake releases the video clip Middle, starring actor Josh Hutcherson of the movie Hunger Games.
August 2016, Dj Snake releases his first album Encore from which came the huge hit with Justin Bieber Let Me Love You. Following this release, Ryan Seacrest (American Top 40 Radio) announces that Dj Snake is the first French artist to have had as many N ° 1 titles in the United States. History is now sealed and stamped!
The year 2017 augers extremely well. Concert follows concert and festival follows festival. (Ultra, Coachella, Lollapalooza). It is now obvious that DJ Snake will never stop surprising us!
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