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Laidback Luke Gives DJcity His Exclusive Bootleg of DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’

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Veteran DJ/producer Laidback Luke has dropped a “twisted house” bootleg of DJ Snake‘s bilingual hit, “Taki Taki.”

Developed by Luke, twisted house is a style that combines tribal-influenced house beats with, in his words, “crazy sounds and bleeps.”

Luke’s “Taki Taki” bootleg is available exclusively on DJcity, along with three other of his new twisted house bootlegs (Gnarls Barkley‘s “Crazy,” Zedd‘s “Happy Now,” and The Chainsmokers‘ “Side Effects“).

Preview his “Taki Taki” bootleg below and download it only on DJcity.

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Related: Top Remixes of DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’

Top Remixes of DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’

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DJ Snake in Houston (Source: Instagram)

Like the majority of his tracks, DJ Snake‘s “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna has received heavy play from DJs. (It was DJcity’s most downloaded track of October.)

Peaking at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100, the track has also become the French superstar’s highest-charting single since “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber.

A bilingual track, “Taki Taki” is the latest Spanglish or Spanish-language single to appear on the Hot 100, a feat that has become more common since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s groundbreaking smash, “Despacito.”

Below is a list of our favorite remixes, bootlegs, and edits of “Taki Taki” so far.

Pon De Replay – Tall Boys Taki Taki Bootleg
DJcity’s Tall Boys blend “Taki Taki” with Rihanna’s debut single. (DJcity exclusive)

Refresh Dancehall Blend
DJcity’s Refresh blends “Taki Taki” with some dancehall favorites. (DJcity exclusive)

Sallah Remix
Snake’s fellow Parisian gives “Taki Taki” a bass-heavy rework.

Yousless Remix
A Japanese duo delivers a creative, genre-bending rework.

Lumberjack Remix
The French DJ/producer duo takes “Taki Taki” to the big room.

Refresh Cumbia Remix
Refresh transforms “Taki Taki” into a cumbia track. (DJcity exclusive)

Related: GASHI Enlists French Montana and DJ Snake for New Single, ‘Creep on Me’

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Watch DJ Snake’s ‘Taki Taki’ Video Feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna

Two weeks after dropping his star-studded single “Taki Taki,” DJ Snake has returned with the highly-anticipated video for it.

The track, which features Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and is currently No. 1 on DJcity’s Hot Box.

In the visual, Snake, Gomez, Cardi, and Ozuna take turns performing in a fiery post-apocalyptic world.

“Taki Taki” is currently Spotify’s most-streamed song in the world with close to 50 millions plays. It has also been streamed over 40 million times on YouTube.

Watch the video above and download “Taki Taki” on DJcity.

Related: DJ Snake Drops ‘Taki Taki’ Feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna

DJ Snake Drops ‘Taki Taki’ Feat. Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna

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DJ Snake (Source: Instagram)

After teasing it for months, DJ Snake has dropped his star-studded single “Taki Taki” featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B, and Ozuna. The bilingual, reggaeton-influenced track comes ahead of Snake’s new album, which is set to drop soon.

Stream “Taki Taki” below and download it on DJcity.

Related: GASHI Enlists French Montana and DJ Snake for New Single, ‘Creep on Me’

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GASHI Enlists French Montana and DJ Snake for New Single, ‘Creep on Me’

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Left to right: French Montana, GASHI, DJ Snake (Source: Instagram)

Rising rapper-singer GASHI has enlisted French Montana and DJ Snake for a vibey, new single titled “Creep on Me.” The track, which combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, and Afropop, was produced by seasoned hitmaker Cirkut.

Born in Libya to Albanian parents, GASHI eventually moved to Brooklyn where he currently resides. His breakout came in 2017 when he released his single “Disrespectful,” which has received over 40 million streams on Spotify alone.

Stream “Creep on Me” below and download it on DJcity.

Related: How DJ Snake Went From a Paris Ghetto to Being a Global Superstar

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How DJ Snake Went From a Paris Ghetto to Being a Global Superstar

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DJ Snake at Echostage in Washington, DC on March 3, 2018. (Source: Facebook)

Since his breakout anthem “Bird Machine” in 2013, DJ Snake has become one of dance music’s biggest and most prolific artists. He’s scored three Billboard Top 10 hits, played the world’s top festivals, and launched his own label, Premiere Classe. The 32-year-old has come a long way since his days as a hip-hop DJ in Paris.

In a rare interview with Billboard, Snake opened up about his youth and rise to fame.

Growing up in a poor suburb of Paris:

“[Ermont is] just like every ghetto in the world … A lot of poverty. Drugs. Criminality. No hope. You just feel like no one cares. All they give you is a few soccer fields in your hood, and everything is closed. So you just play soccer. You don’t have nothing else.”

Transitioning from being a hip-hop DJ to an open-format DJ and producer:

“I remember the first time I dropped a couple of house records, someone threw an Air Force One in my face. So I decided to stop, … I was like, ‘I want to be able to play everything.’ People were like, ‘You’re crazy. You’re going to lose all your credibility and fans.’ But I wanted to try new things and make my own music. So I became a producer.”

Going from producing other people’s tracks to producing his own:

“The good thing about not speaking the language is you just listen … You listen to everyone, every producer, every writer. Then one day I said, ‘Yo, f#ck that sh#t. Now it’s going to be my vision. I’m not going to listen to anybody, no A&R, nobody. I’ve seen this. I get it. This is greatness. But now I’m going to bring my f#cking greatness, my sound.’”

Hustling at Ultra Music Festival:

“We went backstage and I met RL Grime, Flosstradamus, and Baauer … I got all their phone numbers, and I was so excited that the day after, I was sending all my music. I was the worst — like, 10 emails each.”

Embracing styles from around the world:

“Paris influenced me a lot back then, but now the world has a big influence on me … There’s no way I’m going to sleep on the new things that I’m hearing in Brazil and India.”

Being a role model:

“You don’t need money to be creative … The ghetto builds champions every day. I just want to show the kids in every ghetto in the world that we can make some hot sh#t. We can change the world.”

Related: The 5 Best Remixes of DJ Snake’s ‘Magenta Riddim’

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DJ Snake Teams With Chinese Rap Group Higher Brothers on ‘Made in China’

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DJ Snake at Ushuaïa Ibiza on July 5, 2017.

DJ Snake is known for blending different styles and cultures from around the world. On his latest collab, the Paris DJ/producer continues to do so by revamping “Made in China,” a hit single from rising Chinese rap group, Higher Brothers.

The group is widely recognized as the first Chinese hip-hop act to find international success, having just visited the U.S. for a sold out 14-show tour. The original version of “Made in China” has amassed over 10 million views on YouTube.

Listen to Snake’s version below and download it on DJcity.

Related: Watch DJ Snake’s ‘Magenta Riddim’ Video

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Watch DJ Snake’s ‘Magenta Riddim’ Video

DJ Snake has shared the highly anticipated video for his club and festival smash, “Magenta Riddim.”

The Indian-influenced track was one of DJcity’s most-downloaded songs of February and March. It also reached No. 1 on DJcity’s Hot Box within days of its release and peaked at No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Fittingly shot in India, the light-hearted visual follows a local celebrity crew of firefighters who can’t stop dancing. After putting out a massive blaze, one of the crew members discovers that his eccentric fire chief has been up to no good.

Watch the video above and download “Magenta Riddim” on DJcity.

Related: The 5 Best Remixes of DJ Snake’s ‘Magenta Riddim’

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The 5 Best Remixes of DJ Snake’s ‘Magenta Riddim’

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DJ Snake performs in Argentina. (Source: Instagram)

In February, DJ Snake dropped an Indian or Middle Eastern-influenced single called “Magenta Riddim.” Unlike his recent releases, which have been radio friendly, “Magenta Riddim” is a club and festival track. It has become a favorite in the DJ community, topping DJcity’s Hot Box chart within days of its release. In terms of commercial success, the song is currently No. 26 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Now, a month after its release, there are plenty of remixes of “Magenta Riddim” to choose from. Here are our favorites so far:

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Refresh Cumbia Remix
The cumbia genre, which originated in Colombia, is gaining momentum.

Clips & Ahoy Remix
“Magenta Riddim” gets transformed into a trap track.

Jordan Crisp Hype Edit
A creative edit that samples Sean Paul‘s 2003 crossover hit, “Like Glue.”

Greg Lassierra Twerk Remix
Though it has twerk in its title, Lassierra’s version also has a moombahton drop.

Lumberjack Remix
A tribal house rework, a style that’s differentiated by its drum sounds and patterns.

Related: DJ Snake Launches His Own Record Label

DJ Snake Launches His Own Record Label


DJ Snake performs at XS Las Vegas on January 22, 2018. (Source: Facebook)

DJ Snake has launched his record label, Premiere Classe. The label, which is set to drop its first release “Whistle” by DJ/producers 4B and TEEZ on Wednesday, will feature artists across the world.

In addition to releasing popular tracks, Snake is an influential tastemaker. DJs and fans alike often check his playlists to see which tracks he has played, so it makes sense that he has started a label.

In February, Snake released a dancehall-influenced single titled “Magenta Riddim.” The track was one of DJcity’s most downloaded songs of the month.

The Paris native announced the news on social media:

Today, I’m announcing the launch of my very own record label “Premiere Classe”. This has always been a dream of mine. I wanted to first build a platform and then use it to shine a light on music/people that I believe in. This record label is for people across all corners of the world, to showcase all genres of music. I grew up influenced by different cultures, sounds, feelings, emotions and I want “Premiere Classe’’ to be a representation of that. I was given a chance some time ago and it changed my life forever, I want to be able to give the same chance to the next generation of artists. There’s a new wave coming, and we are going to be a part of it. No politics. Just dope shit. This is history in the making, here we go. William (DJ Snake)

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Related: DJ Snake Drops New Single, ‘Magenta Riddim’