Dutch super producer Don Diablo is the latest heavy hitter to try his hand at remixing Martin Garrix‘s hit collaboration with R&B crooner Khalid, “Oceans.” Adding his signature upbeat flair to the track, Don Diablo undoubtedly extends the shelf life of Garrix and Khalid’s infectious crossover cut, with a remix effort that stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Don Diablo slows down the tempo and enhances Khalid’s vocals to become the centerpiece of the track during the introduction. The track breaks with cutting, club-ready chords as Don Diablo injects a fresh energy into “Oceans.” Diablo’s ability to pick up the energy while maintaining the song’s original allure showcases the producer’s versatile hand behind the console. The new “Oceans” remix is out now on Garrix’s STMPD Records.
The slew of remixes for Martin Garrix’s new smash single with American R&B star Khalid has been coming thick and fast, with two packs of reworks already released. Now comes the icing on the cake in the form of a high-octane remix from one of the best in the business: Don Diablo. His chunky electro
Don Diablo has again teamed up with “Too Close” breakout artist Alex Clare for new upbeat track, “Heaven To Me.” Don Diablo is known for his future bass tracks that have radio crossover appeal. “Heaven To Me” is no exception, and with Clare’s infectious vocals and the propelling bassline, the track has the capacity to be both a radio and club hit.
Diablo spoke about his excitement for the track in an official release.
“This record is special to me because it’s the perfect showcase of my trademark sound as a producer, it contains a strong motivational lyrical message and it features one of my favourite male vocalists, Alex Clare, with whom I have collaborated before six years ago for a song called ‘Give It All,’ which also featured Kelis and also contained a very personal message,” he says. “Releasing ‘Heaven To Me’ now feels like it’s all gone full circle.”
This is the duo’s second collaboration together, and the track is out now on Diablo’s own imprint, Hexagon.
The penultimate day of the final weekend of Tomorrowland 2018 has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. People of tomorrow can relive a jam-packed July 28 of the Story of Planaxis to the fullest: Nora En Pure gets deep as ever, Armin van Buuren returns from weekend one for back-to-back mainstage appearances, Virtual Self makes a debut in Boom, and Salvatore Ganacci returns with more shenanigans. Meanwhile, Belgian legends Cherry Moon Trax light up the mainstage with the trance classics that led to the country’s domination of dance in the 90s.
The first three days of Tomorrowland 2018 are officially in the books. While there may be another packed weekend of brilliant, Belgian-based mayhem still in store, we took a look back at high points from weekend one of EDM’s most storied celebration. Whether it’s a two-hour euphoria trip with Above & Beyond at the Anjunabeats stage or a crawl through the techno trenches with Charlotte de Witte at the main stage, weekend one implores a revisit. See our top highlights from Tomorrowland’s opening weekend below.
Future house maestro and Hexagon label boss Don Diablo crushed his 90-minute Tomorrowland set on Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom stage this past weekend in Belgium. Diablo delivered highlights including “Pizza,” a collaboration with Chris Lake, his tried and true “Smells Like Teen Spirit” remix, and his single with Tiësto, “Chemicals,” of which the Musical Freedom founder joined him on stage for.
To finish the set, he says to the crowd, “If you miss someone right now, put your hands up in the sky” before launching into a beautiful tribute to the late Avicii. The tribute started with a remix of “Fade Into Darkness” where the dropping into melodic, electro-house joyfulness. Next, was a rework of Bergling’s iconic “Levels” vs Eric Prydz’s “Pjanoo,” and to end the set was Diablo’s collaboration with Swedish singer Hilda “Wake Me When It’s Quiet,” a song written a the day after the passing of Avicii, written to raise awareness for mental health.
Tomorrowland is in full swing. With sets from Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Axwell / Ingrosso, EDM fans are fed and full of PLUR right now. During his set, Don Diablo played a production of all of his own songs, including a collaboration with Tiesto. Don Diablo ended his set with a touching tribute to Avicii. With
Back in 1987, Kelly Charles released a scorning house song condemning the actions of a past lover. The tune was called ‘You’re No Good For Me’ and over the next 3 decades, the vocal hook would be sampled time and time again by artists all over the world. The most popular track to sample the
The past few months on Don Diablo‘s end have been fairly silent in regards to new music works. He’s been amidst an expansive, marathon tour, so it makes sense. However, he recently found time to hash out a fresh edit of Big Pineapple’s “Another Chance,” and has since bestowed it upon his patient fans.
Not much is known about Big Pineapple, nor the original “Another Chance,” for that matter. A search for the tune on various platforms yielded zero result. That said, Diablo’s edit is certainly a pleasurable one. He douses the ears with his signature future house methodology — though more toned down in this piece — and pumps emotion into the finished product with soothing piano riffs and warm vocals. It listens like a drive down the highway, or a days spent outdoors in the summer with friends.
So, out of the blue today I got a press release about this mysterious new artist. The press release below explains the origin of this new artist. “The mysterious Big Pineapple grew up on a remote island where he was left as a baby. Growing up there he made the most out of his lonely