Multi-platinum DJ and world-renowned producer DJ Snake is back with his first single of 2023, “Westside Story out via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada. The irresistibly funky track is made for festival season’s biggest stages with its massive bassline and positive message. “Westside Story” is available now at all digital retailers.
From its first lyrics, “Westside Story” inspires liberation, both on the dancefloor and beyond: “Break through / You need to break that shell.” What follows is a propulsive groove with deep, syrupy bass flowing across neon-glowing synth keys, wailing chords, and sweet vocoder harmonies. With this track, the French hitmaker brings a deliciously retro-modern sound for letting loose, and in the process showcases his ever-expanding palette.
With its heavy funk and lashings of disco, “Westside Story” underlines DJ Snake’s status as one of the most eclectic producers in dance music. Not only that, but he remains at the cutting edge of incorporating global sounds into euphoric club anthems — as evidenced the deeply personal “Disco Maghreb,” which celebrated Snake’s Algerian roots, and “Guddi Riddim,” a banger that brought Indian rhythms to a massive global audience.
The latter, a bone-rattling collaboration with Wade and the Nooran Sisters, went viral on TikTok and Instagram when he performed the track in India ahead of its release. It also continues a long string of barn-burning yet sonically diverse songs including the sensual “Nightbird,” “Disco Magreb,” and Afropop exploration “Power (Remember Who You Are)” with Spinall, Summer Walker, and Äyanna.
“Westside Story” arrives just after the anniversary of Snake’s historic performance at Paris Saint Germain’s Parc des Prince, where he played in front of 63,000 fans — marking the biggest headlining show of his career. It also adds to an already massive year. So far in 2023, Snake has performed at Super Bowl LVII and has been RIAA-certified 8x Platinum with “Turn Down For What.” But he’s not done just yet. He’s just kicked off an international summer tour with scheduled dates at Las Vegas’ Zouk, Ultra Europe in Croatia, Brooklyn Mirage, UK’s Creamfields, and more. To see the full list of dates and purchase tickets, head HERE.
DJ SNAKE’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES
JUNE 16th – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
JUNE 17th – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Summer of Sound
JUNE 24th – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
JULY 1st – Agde, France – Amnesia Cap D’Agde
JULY 8th – Split, Croatia – Ultra Europe
JULY 9th – Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes
JULY 14th – La Rochelle, France – Francofolies
JULY 15th – Brescia, Italy – Number One
JULY 19TH – Mykonos, Greece – Cavo Paradiso
JULY 26th – Barcelona, Spain – OPIUM
JULY 28th – Prague, Czech Republic – SaSaZu
JULY 29th – Istanbul, Turkey – Major+
AUGUST 1st – Mykonos, Greece – Cavo Paradiso
AUGUST 5th – Cannes, France – Les Plages Electroniques 2023
AUGUST 10th – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
AUGUST 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Mirage, Avant Gardner
AUGUST 12th – Salt Lake City, UT – Das Energi
AUGUST 18th – Washington, DC – Echostag
AUGUST 19th – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
AUGUST 24th – Agde, France – Amnesia Cap D’Agde
AUGUST 25th – Chateau Gontier, France – V and B Fest
AUGUST 27th – Cheshire, UK – Creamfields North 2023
AUGUST 31st – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
SEPTEMBER 2nd – Chicago, IL – North Coast Festival
SEPTEMBER 15th – Las Vegas, NV – Zouk Nightclub
ABOUT DJ SNAKE:
DJ Snake is a French producer and DJ with 3 songs in the Billion Stream Spotify Club. In 2013, he released the single Bird Machine his first record to go virul. 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. In 2018 he dropped Magenta Riddim and Taki Taki with Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna & topped the Global Spotify Chart for over a month giving Cardi B, Ozuna and Selena Gomez their first Global top spot position. It was performed live by all artists at DJ Snake’s 2019 Coachella headline set. 2019 has seen the release of Enzo feat Offset, 21 Savage, Sheck Wes and Gucci Mane massive summer anthem Loco Contigo with J Balvin & Tyga. On July 26th 2019 he dropped his second album Carte Blanche, which means the freedom to do whatever you want, and he did. Shortly after he announced Paris La Defense Arena in Feb 2020 selling 40000 tickets. 2021 saw new releases with Selena Gomez, Lisa of BLACKPINK and the virul summer hit – You Are My High.
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