DJ Snake on Working with Justin Bieber, Skrillex and His Drake Collaboration Wish

Running on only about an hour of sleep after holding Brooklyn down at the Mad Decent Block Party, DJ Snake dropped by the 92.3 AMP Radio studios to cut it up with Shoboy and Nina live in the Adorama Theater.

“It just felt good to be back in New York,” Snake said about his latest show in the city — “the crowd was crazy! We had a good time.”

Evidence of that “good time” came along with Snake — during his performance he ripped the inside of his jeans, and only knew it happened by the cool breeze that flowed — “I felt the air… It was amazing!”

DJ Snake’s debut album Encore just dropped on Friday, August 5th and is already in the top 10 — no doubt thanks to the help of Justin Bieber on his latest single “Let Me Love You” which is in the number 1 spot on iTunes.

But how exactly did these two musical heavyweights come together for this track?

“That’s a long story,” say Snake. “I just felt like Bieber surprised a lot of people the last couple of years — people used to talk s*** about him, and he came back with the best album of the year last year. The connection was there. It was really organic — he loved the music and it was the same for me. I sent the record and he loved it straight away – and killed it.”

Another couple of interesting tidbits about this collaboration: Snake and Bieber only met a month ago and knocked out the single in just one week! Oh and there was also that sneaky Tweet sent out by Selena Gomez featuring her vocals on the track — but Snake pleaded “no English” when the question about a Bieber/Gomez collaboration came up.

He did finally say, “Something’s coming.”

DJ Snake in the Adorama Live Theater with Shoboy & Nina of the Shoboy Show, mornings on 92.3 AMP Radio.(Photo: Joe Cingrana/WBMP)

DJ Snake in the Adorama Live Theater with Shoboy & Nina of the Shoboy Show, mornings on 92.3 AMP Radio.(Photo: Joe Cingrana/WBMP)

[PHOTOS] DJ Snake In the Adorama Theater with Shoboy + Nina

Also featured on the new record, Skrillex, who had kind words to say about working with Justin on ‘Where R U Now?’ alongside Diplo even though some shade was thrown their way for “selling out” or going too mainstream working with Bieber.

See Also: Skrillex Talks Studio Time w/ Justin Bieber, Diplo + Jack Ü, and Deadmau5 Drama

“I don’t care about that,” Snake says about those who were talking bad. “I just want to make great things.”

“Honestly, when Skrillex played me the ‘Where R U Now?’ record,” Snake elaborated, “two years ago in Sydney, Australia – and we still have the footage of that – I was like, ‘that’s gonna change the game forever!’ – and it did. So you know, nobody can deny good music.”

Finally, talking wish lists and bucket lists, which artist out now would Snake like to work with most on a new collaboration?

Without even giving it a second thought, “Drake would be dope,” says Snake. “He’s the best right now. I’m a big fan.”

Watch the entire interview with DJ Snake above.


–Joe Cingrana/WBMP



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