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Poll 2022: DJ Snake
DJ Snake

From: France

DJ style: Trap.

Best known for: Hit tracks, signature sunglasses.

Parisian powerhouse DJ and producer William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, aka DJ Snake, has had a quieter year than last. 2021 saw him make a tune with pop star Selena Gomez as well as release certified bouncy banger ‘Ring The Alarm’ with fellow French DJ Malaa, and land his electro scorcher ‘Run It’ on a Marvel film soundtrack. He’s been active on the live circuit though, with an unreal set at London’s Printworks in September.

One of a handful of Grigahcine’s 2022 releases, ‘Disco Maghreb’ is a love letter to his Algerian heritage, fusing a reggaeton beat with an Arabic pungi flute melody that noodles around your brain. He also reunited with Malaa for dirty house track ‘Deep’ along with Yung Felix. This month, he tours India before rounding off the year in Philadelphia with Big Gigantic, Flume and others. The Grammy Award-nominated and multiple Billboard-winning artist — arguably best known for ‘Turn Down For What’ (feat. Lil Jon) and his global smash with Major Lazer, ‘Lean On’ (feat. MØ) — may well be gearing up for a meatier 2023.