Born as William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, Grammy-nominated DJ Snake first made news in 2013 with singles “Bird Machine” and “Turn Down for What”. Labeled as an “Artist to Watch” by FoxWeekly, DJ Snake is one of the favorites of the youth for his youthful beats, especially in India, because he seems to be a common name here. Time and again DJ Snake has always expressed his immense love for our country. It is the one place where he wants to keep coming back.
He hit the Indian land, first in 2015, and since then, the French producer has stepped into the Indian sub-continent several times. He loves India and its culture so much that he choose to shoot several music videos here. His massive banger – ‘Lean On’, in collaboration with Major Lazer, was shot at ND Studios in Karjat, Maharashtra. Major Lazer‘s tour to India inspired the video. In this song, they wanted to reflect the mind-blowing attitude and positive vibes of their Indian fanbase. DJ Snake claims that the country has influenced his music and his style, and sure why not – tracks like ‘Taki Taki,’ ‘Magenta Riddim,’ ‘Lean on’ are all primarily based on Indian ethnicity. Magenta Riddim‘s video was shot in Hyderabad, in which he worked with the local Telugu filmmakers and actors to make it look authentic.
“I’m proud to say; this is probably my best video ever. I hope you enjoy it”, stated Snake for Magenta Riddim.
Talking more about what he loves about the country, he claims to be influenced by the vibrancy of colors, the mixed cultures, the variety of music, and the people. In one his conversations, he avowed what India meant to him,
“India is like a second home to me. I had to come back and get to more cities than I had ever done before. Meet more of the people, hear more of the music; see more of the country that has influenced me so much.”
News is that, DJ Snake is all set to return to India to take you on a roller coaster ride at Sunburn Arena. He is coming for a four-city tour to India from 21st March 2019 to 24th March 2019. The DJ announced on his social media account that he would be heading back to India once again for a massive four-city tour in March as part of Holi celebrations in the country. Check out the announcement below.
2018 was a big year for DJ Snake. The French producer’s presence in the Electronic Dance music saw a global number one on Spotify and YouTube for over eight weeks. He has evinced in a Spotify milestone where he became one in the only four artists in the world with two songs on Spotify to pass the Billion stream mark, and he also graced the cover of Billboard. His singles ‘Magenta Riddim’ and ‘Taki Taki’ also became two of the largest international records of the year in India, where he ended his year at SUNBURN NYE, Pune. So, here is his journey through the year 2018.
While he lands to India for his March tour, let’s dive into the highlights of his last India tour.
Catch his performance on New Year 2019 at Sunburn festival.
DJ SNAKE INDIA TOUR SUNBURN ARENA DATES
MUMBAI: 21st March 2019
BENGALURU: 22nd March 2019
HYDERABAD: 23rd March 2019
DELHI-NCR: 24th March 2019
MUMBAI: MMRDA Grounds, BKC Road, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051 (Book tickets here)
BENGALURU: Grounds Embassy, Bengaluru (Book tickets here)
HYDERABAD: To be announced soon.
DELHI: To be announced soon.
Tickets are priced at ₹800 and limited edition tickets are priced starting at ₹500. Hurry, grab yours now!