DJ Snake initially wanted Redman to be on “Turn Down for What”.With over 10 million copies sold, it is difficult to believe Lil Jon wasn’t the artist DJ Snake initially wanted on “Turn Down for What”.
Born and raised in Paris, France, DJ Snake started to DJ at age 14.
He quit school at age 15 and worked in one of Paris’ most famous record shops.
It was there that DJ Snake met several famous hip-hop and electronic DJs (including Daft Punk), some of whom like DJ Cutkiller would later become amongst the 28-year-old’s most important mentors.
DJ Snake reveals in a past interview that a pivotal scene from the 90’s cult French film "La Haine", where DJ Cutkiller starts spinning music for his neighborhood from his window sill, helped to calcify his pursuit of becoming a deejay.
Chances are that you’ve heard one of DJ Snake’s tracks.
The French DJ and producer, born William Grigahcine, is perhaps best known for co-producing Lil Jon’s smash hit “Turn Down for What” in 2013 and collaborating with Major Lazer and MØ on their latest chart-topping club banger “Lean On”.And though DJ Snake's visibility on the national stage in the United States continues to swell with a recent performance with rapper DMX at Coachella, you might not know too much about the emerging Parisian talent.Here are five things you didn't know about DJ Snake: A cult French film inspired DJ Snake to start making music.90’s Euro-pop inspired DJ Snake’s collaboration with Aluna George on “You Know You Like It”.Aluna George, the British electro-pop duo behind the single, “You Know You Like It” was originally released in 2011.But, it wasn’t until the group reached out to DJ Snake to remix the song after they heard his single “Bird Machine” that it became a global hit with over 12 million hits on its music video on You Tube.