Electronic music is on its way to being completely dominated by artist run labels. Earlier today, Parisian DJ and producer DJ Snake officially announced via social media that he is launching his own record label called Premiere Classe (translated to “First Class” in English).
Snake goes on to describe his motivation and reasoning for starting this new label, as well as his goals for it:
“This has always been a dream of mine. I wanted to first build a platform and then use it to shine a light on music/people that I believe in. This record label is for people across all corners of the world, to showcase all genres of music. I grew up influenced by different cultures, sounds, feelings, emotions and I want “Premiere Classe’’ to be a representation of that. I was given a chance some time ago and it changed my life forever, I want to be able to give the same chance to the next generation of artists.”
It could be fair to speculate that CONFESSION's success has helped Snake with his decision to launch this label he's been wanting to for years. CONFESSION is another artist-run label that is headed by one of his closest friends, Tchami. Unlike Tchami’s imprint, however, Snake’s label will not be focused on any single genre.
It doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait long for the first track to debut, either. According to DJ Snake, the first release will be a record by 4B and Teez titled “Whistle”, a banger that Snake has been using as a weapon in his recent sets. The track is due out tomorrow, so stay tuned.