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EDITORS’ NOTES

If you’re pondering the meaning behind the title of DJ Snake’s reggaetón posse cut, don’t overthink it: “Taki Taki” doesn’t actually have an official definition, but it sure does roll off the tongue. (Say it out loud! Didn’t that feel good?) The star-powered single arrives during a particularly rich time for Spanish-language pop crossovers, as reggaetón and Latin trap have gone international. For Ozuna, a native of Puerto Rico, singing in Spanish is standard. But here, he’s joined by bilingual verses from Bronx bombshell Cardi B, with whom he previously collaborated on 2017’s “La Modelo,” and pop princess Selena Gomez—both of whom swerve seamlessly between English and Español. Ozuna plays the role of the smitten guy in the club, though your average clubgoer probably isn’t dropping casual references to the Anunnaki (a group of ancient Mesopotamian deities) as he spits game. Still, the ladies play it cool, making it clear that the ball’s in their court—and who else but Cardi could convincingly suggest a first date at the Lamborghini store?

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EDITORS’ NOTES

If you’re pondering the meaning behind the title of DJ Snake’s reggaetón posse cut, don’t overthink it: “Taki Taki” doesn’t actually have an official definition, but it sure does roll off the tongue. (Say it out loud! Didn’t that feel good?) The star-powered single arrives during a particularly rich time for Spanish-language pop crossovers, as reggaetón and Latin trap have gone international. For Ozuna, a native of Puerto Rico, singing in Spanish is standard. But here, he’s joined by bilingual verses from Bronx bombshell Cardi B, with whom he previously collaborated on 2017’s “La Modelo,” and pop princess Selena Gomez—both of whom swerve seamlessly between English and Español. Ozuna plays the role of the smitten guy in the club, though your average clubgoer probably isn’t dropping casual references to the Anunnaki (a group of ancient Mesopotamian deities) as he spits game. Still, the ladies play it cool, making it clear that the ball’s in their court—and who else but Cardi could convincingly suggest a first date at the Lamborghini store?

*WEA.MusicPages.Riaa.Explicit* Mastered for iTunes
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3.8 out of 5
783 Ratings
783 Ratings

Awesome song!

Marcus Apple User

Never ceases to disappoint!

A FUCKKIIIINGGGG BOP

Daniel186371

QUEEN SELENA

AMAZING

foreverwereeverywhere

Can’t wait to hear this for the next year

About DJ Snake

Compared to many of his chart-topping EDM peers, DJ Snake keeps a relatively low profile: He doesn’t do many interviews, and he’s rarely photographed without a pair of oversized black sunglasses. Instead, the French-Algerian producer (born William Grigahcine in 1986) lets his music do the talking. With a range that extends from earthshaking trap to lilting tropical house, DJ Snake doesn’t have an obvious stylistic signature; instead, his fingerprints are audible in details like precision-tooled snares, vividly tweaked vocal samples, and an almost three-dimensional approach to sound design. Raised in Paris, the former graffiti artist and hip-hop DJ first broke through by working on Lady Gaga’s “Government Hooker,” but it was his 2013 song “Turn Down for What”—a battering ram of a trap anthem made all the more antic by Lil Jon’s ranted, titular refrain—that kicked open the doors to the world stage. Two years later, teaming up with Major Lazer and MØ, he showed a more sensitive side on “Lean On,” which paired slo-mo house with crystalline finger-snaps and one of the year’s most infectious choruses. Since then, on his 2016 debut album, Encore, and elsewhere, he’s continued to expand the limits of his sound—giving Justin Bieber the world’s most opulent air mattress to fall into on the buoyant “Let Me Love You,” or unspooling slinky, acoustically tinged Afrobeats for Nigerian singer Niniola on “Maradona Riddim.” It’s an ironic title: Diego Maradona is one of the world’s most flamboyant figures in soccer, while DJ Snake, true to his namesake, is as stealthy as they come—you never know where he’s going to strike next.

HOMETOWN
Paris, France
GENRE
Dance
BORN
1986

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