Released 7 Years Ago: DJ SNAKE & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

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Released 7 Years Ago: DJ SNAKE & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

Very few tracks can encapsulate a whole genre and movement quite like ‘Turn Down For What’. Released on the 18th of December, 2013, ‘Turn Down For What’ quickly turned into a viral hit, gaining over 1 billion views and becoming one of the most streamed tracks in the history of dance music. This success quickly catapulted the name of DJ Snake into that of a headliner and would be followed up with the likes of ‘Lean On’ and ‘Middle’.

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 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.

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