With over 4 billion streams online and countless awards, ‘Lean On’ has undoubtedly proved itself to be one of the biggest and most successful electronic dance music tracks in history. Using innovative vocal chops, infectious synths in a breakbeat style, Major Lazer and DJ Snake etched their name into the history books with this single when it quickly became the most streamed EDM song in history. It’s no surprise that this future bass/pop dance style has become so popular amongst producers when these two trailblazers have set the standard so high. This single celebrated its 6 year anniversary on the 2nd of March.
DJ Snake is a French producer at the forefront of the electronic music movement. In 2012, he signed with Diplo‘s imprint Mad Decent and released the single ‘Bird Machine’ on the label in 2013. His big break as an artist came late in the year when ‘Turn Down for What’ featuring Lil Jon, arrived and became the most popular crossover trap hit since Baauer‘s ‘Harlem Shake’. In 2014 he collaborated with Dillon Francis on the single ‘Get Low’, while 2015 saw him join MØ and Major Lazer on the worldwide hit ‘Lean On’. In 2016, he delivered his debut album, ‘Encore’, which included the singles ‘Middle’ feat Bipolar Sunshine, and ‘Let Me Love You’ feat Justin Bieber. In 2017 he became the first artist ever to perform on top of the historic Paris landmark the Arc de Triomphe.
Since 2009, Major Lazer has enlisted the likes of Bruno, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and more to become the saints and prophets of Lazerism; helping to defeat the forces of evil that plagued the world through music and dance. During that time, Major Lazer released ‘Guns Don’t Kill People’, ‘Lazers Do’, ‘Free The Universe’, and ‘Peace Is The Mission’; and in the process, reshaped the sound of music as we know it.
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