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Released 9 Years Ago: Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On

‘Lean On’, released on March 2, 2015, by Major Lazer and DJ Snake, featuring vocals from , rapidly ascended to become one of the most iconic tracks in electronic dance music history. Amassing over 5 billion streams and numerous accolades, it stands as a testament to the innovative and boundary-pushing nature of its creators. The track, known for its blend of future bass and pop dance elements, features catchy vocal chops and infectious synths, styled in a unique breakbeat approach. Its immense popularity led ‘Lean On’ to become one of the most streamed EDM songs ever, influencing the genre and setting a high bar for future productions.

DJ Snake, a French producer, has been a driving force in the electronic music scene. His journey with Mad Decent began in 2012, leading to the release of ‘Bird Machine’ in 2013. His rise to fame was marked by the success of ‘Turn Down for What’ featuring Lil Jon, followed by collaborations with artists like Dillon Francis on ‘Get Low’, and eventually joining forces with Major Lazer and for ‘Lean On’. His debut album ‘Encore’, featuring hits like ‘Middle’ and ‘Let Me Love You’, further cemented his status in the music world. In 2017, DJ Snake made history by performing on the Arc de Triomphe, a testament to his global impact.

Major Lazer, since its inception in 2009, has been a collaborative music project led by Diplo, known for its fusion of genres and global influences. Collaborating with a diverse array of artists including Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande, Major Lazer has played a pivotal role in reshaping the landscape of modern music. Albums like ‘Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do’, ‘Free The Universe’, and ‘Peace Is The Mission’ have contributed significantly to the evolution of electronic music. ‘Lean On’ is a crowning achievement in their discography, encapsulating their innovative approach to music and their impact on the global music scene.

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