When DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” with Selena Gomez, Ozuna, & Cardi B came out almost two weeks ago, it was a forgettable dance number with major A-List stars and a moombahton beat. Now, the song has received its official music video and it’s unfortunately just as forgettable.
Putting aside the obviously massive amount of budget used for the video – seriously, the production value is insane – the video is simply another vehicle for streams. Each vocalist, who has their own verse in the song, is also accompanied by their own respective biome in the video.
Together, they occupy a bit of a hellish landscape. Ozuna takes up residence in a below-ground, LED-illuminated square surrounded by multiple women. Why? Who knows. Cardi B takes her space in what resembles a queen’s chamber, back-lit by a massive red cobra and multiple dancers. Finally, Selena Gomez is the most colorful of the bunch, walking through a jungle habitat, wearing all green crop top and pants.
For all the budget used, my original critique from the song remains: “It feels very much like a plug-and-play track where any artist could have been placed in one of the feature slots and it would have been about the same.”
Despite all this, “Taki Taki” predictably debuts at #2 on the Hot/Dance Electronic charts this week.
Watch “Taki Taki” below.