DJ Snake to celebrate Holi with his Indian fans

It’s official, one of the most popular producers out there, DJ Snake has a soft corner for his Indian fans and to make their Holi special, the Frenchman is coming back for a massive four-city tour!

The Premiere Classe boss went OnRecord talking about his love for India, his highlight of 2018, how “Taki Taki” was made and the possibility of a Bollywood project!

Starting off with the fact that you’ve toured India on multiple occasions and you were here for New Year’s as well, how was stepping into 2019 with your Indian fans?

It was the only place to be for me on December, 31 2018!

Now you are back again to celebrate Holi with us, how excited are you about this tour?

I really am. I never normally go back anywhere so soon but to go to India during a holiday is about me learning more and more about a country I admire and respect.

 

We’ve noticed that you don’t shy away from showing your affection towards India on your social media. What about India attracts you so much?

Everything. The colors, smells, food, landscape, fashion, art, film. All of it.

What difference do you see when you perform here vs. elsewhere?

I see the energy on another level. But I want to be fair to all my fans here. All fans all over the world give me love. But in India, I do feel like they treat me in a special way and I have to return that love.

You had a magnificent year with amazing responses to your music in 2018. What was your biggest highlight?

The “Magenta Riddim” video. It sounded like the music, it looked like the music, I loved it!

 

“Magenta Riddim” was one of the most streamed tracks on JioSaavn in 2018. What was the thought behind creating a track keeping the Indian audiences in mind?

I never think like that. I heard something on the radio. Went home, starting vibing and it just happened. I never think about what a record can do. I think about what I want to do and hope people love it.

On those lines, how do you choose your sound/genre for new music and what inspires you to make global records?

I don’t choose them, I grow and evolve. I get inspired every day by different things. If that means it becomes a global record, that’s great.

Can we expect a Bollywood collaboration from you any time soon?

I am in talks, yes, but I can’t say more than that!

“Taki Taki” has multiple collaborators including a Latin artist, one of the most popular American rappers and one of the best female voices out there; how do you choose your collaborators and how is your approach in terms of geographically targeting territories different with each track?

I don’t think like that. I think what is good for the song. Ozuna crushed it when I sent him the beat and then I wanted two females, and I wanted people who could speak Spanish also, but I was a fan of Cardi B and Selena Gomez anyway. I didn’t choose them for that. Picking people for records is about the vibe you have with them.

 

Recently, you produced a track for Tyga, “Girls Have Fun,” featuring G-Eazy and Rich the Kid how did this track work out?

I sent them a beat, and then they sent it back with the vocal and I loved it.

What according to you are the essential elements to make a typical DJ Snake track?

There’s no such thing as a typical DJ Snake sound. Each record is unique.

Before we wrap up this interview, we wanted to know if you’d be striking back at Dillon Francis any time soon after he bought the domain URL of djsnake.com and trolled you big time?

Ha, well I sort of deserved that so we are good.

 

What can we expect from you in 2019?

Creativity, growth and consistent love for India!

Catch DJ Snake live at Sunburn Arena in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and New Delhi this March!