William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, better known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French DJ and record producer from Paris, France. He made his international debut with singles "Bird Machine" and "Turn Down for What" in 2013. "Bird Machine" is a collaboration with fellow French musician Alesia. The single was picked up by Mad Decent, a Los Angeles-based record label run by Diplo. DJ 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 MØ and Diplo's Major Lazer. On 30 April 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. In March 2018, Billboard named DJ Snake as number nine on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.
|Birth name||William Sami Étienne Grigahcine|
|Born||June 13, 1986, Paris, France|
|Genres||EDM, trap, dubstep, moombahton, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Disc jockey, record producer|
|Instruments||Turntables, keyboards, piano, synthesizer|
|Labels||Geffen, Premiere Classe, Starsick, Columbia, Interscope, Mad Decent, Spinnin', Sony Music India|
|Associated acts||Pardon My French, Major Lazer, Diplo, Skrillex, Lil Jon, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Dillon Francis, Sheck Wes, Gashi, George Maple, J Balvin, Malaa, Nora Fatehi, Badshah, Mercer, Yellow Claw, Lou Bega|
He was born William Grigahcine and is a Grammy-nominated producer for his work on Lady Gaga's album Born This Way.
After seeing the French cult film La Haine, he realized he wanted to be a DJ and began making mainstream music in 2009.
He was born to an Arabic mother and a French father in Paris, France.
French DJs. Dubstep musicians. French expatriates in the United States. Musicians from Paris