Don Diablo is taking his relationship with Disney one step further, announcing a special Halloween performance at Disneyland’s Paris amusement park. The Dutch producer and DJ will fittingly take over the Star Wars section of the park for his performance, following a clothing collaboration with the franchise earlier in 2018.
Don Diablo has been making it a point to DJ some impressive events this year, most recently live streaming a sunset performance from a yacht in one of Ibiza’s most iconic vistas. And Disneyland’s European location is bulking up their presence in the dance music hemisphere, boasting this booking that follows a festival that launched in 2017 called Electroland. Here’s to hoping the amusement park’s Los Angeles and Orlando locations follow suit and jump into the dance event space soon.
Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate this year’s Halloween, we’ve pulled in some of the year’s best costumes by EDM artists around the world. In the pictures below, The Chainsmokers pulled off a System of a Down fan and an inflatable animal, Halsey and Alison Wonderland went with Batman, Diplo went with Hulk Hogan, Louis The
Claptone introduced a different connotation of “haunted house” in his Halloween mix, originally released in 2017. With the month of October at its peak, Claptone’s Halloween effort warrants revisitation, and it is accordingly with an enticing wave of his white gloves that Claptone invites listeners to delve into two hours of sumptuous, soulful house selects. A sleek underground spin on the traditionally trap and bass-laden Halloween sound, the mix is a collection of mid to downtempo tracks that fluidly unfurls with each second. Claptone subtly imbibes the spirit of the Halloween season in the production through deliberate song choice — Ordonez’s “The Spell,” for instance, occupies a mellifluous several minutes of the mix. A dark take on Talking Heads’ “Pyscho Killer” only further underscores Claptone’s attention to the inclusion of the spookiest sonic subject matter.
Eerie synths that stab on occasion, and thrillers of spoken vocal parts augment the mix’s hair-raising quality. In the titular fashion of Claptone’s sophomore album, the modern house revivalist’s sensation building Halloween mix should bring out the “fantast” in each listener this Halloween season.
The chill of Halloween is in the air, and Varien‘s here to send even more shivers down listeners’ spines.
Just days after the release of his new EP, Death Asked A Question, the producer/composer has delivered something entirely different: a video game Halloween medley. The eight-minute orchestral suite is packed with nostalgia, mixing in themes from popular ’90s video games. It kicks off with the Lavender Town theme from Pokémon before leading the listener into Super Mario’s “Beware of the Forest Mushrooms.” Gliding hauntingly through each piece of work, he takes the latter half of his composition to pay homage to Banjo Kazooie with “Gruntilda’s Lair” and “Mad Monster Mansion.” Paired with gameplay visuals to accompany the music, Varien succeeds in both evoking fond memories of the past and crafting a gorgeous orchestral piece.
While the producer has made a name for himself through his dark, shadowy electronic compositions like My Prayers Have Become Ghosts, his work over the years has largely been influenced by video games music like these.
RL Grime keeps his finger on the pulse of the crowd, and with the NOVA producer behind the decks, that pulse never slows — it only spikes. If any month is one DJ’s by default, then October belongs solely to RL Grime. The trap aficionado extended his celebrated Halloween mix series into its seventh consecutive year, dropping off “Halloween VII” on October 26. Hardly one to stymie momentum, RL Grime later headlined Miami’s Wynwood Fear Factory festival, where he provided a frightful finale to the two-day event.
RL Grime not only treated listeners to several new IDs in his most recent hip-hop/electronic hybrid in the Halloween series, but additionally interwove unreleased material among other chilling cuts during his live performance. RL Grime is notorious for using both the Halloween mix series and his yearly Halloweekend billings as platforms to tease previously unheard music, meaning that the unfamiliar selections that jointly made their debut on “Halloween VII” and at Grime’s Wynwood set could be indicators of ensuing RL Grime activity to come in the electronic release circuit.
RL Grime fans who simply can’t get enough of the producer’s blood-curdling bass can revisit each of RL Grime’s individual Halloween mixes, here.
Combine Don Diablo, Halloween, and Disneyland Paris and you have quite the epic night ahead of you. Yesterday the DJ announced his special show taking place in the Star Wars area of Disneyland Paris. Earlier this year, Don Diablo announced his clothing line collaboration with Disney’s Star Wars which proved successful. He’s now taking that collaboration
Recently, DJ-producer, GRAVEDGR, has released his newest Halloween single “BE WARY.” This is definitely a track that you don’t want to miss out on. The new mysterious music producer has returned to Carnage’s Heavyweight Records to bring you a sinister track that is sure to hype you up this spooky season. The new track is
Halloween weekend is in full swing, and who better to celebrate this haunting time than with Australian electro/bass stalwarts Knife Party? Back in 2015, Diplo teamed up with Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen for a Halloween-themed Diplo and Friends mix as the pair were amid the lead up to their Trigger WarningEP which came shortly after. On the mix, the “Internet Friends” duo unveiled two new tracks: “Parliament Funk” and “Kraken.” The track list is weaved together with tunes from DallasK, Oliver Heldens, Tommy Trash and more.
Spanning the group’s entire catalog, from their almost-satiric Abandon ShipLP with “Begin Again,” to beloved Knife Party classics like “Rage Valley,” the hour long session is a highlight reel of Knife Party hits, including additional featured contributions from GTA, Yellow Claw, Skrillex, and JAUZ.
While the vast number of halloween parties drawing top tier talent all around America, the anticipation may be at its highest in New York City. However, of all the wild yet intimate club shows and raucous warehouse performances in store for this weekend, it’s possible that the hottest night out this weekend may be Circoloco‘s Halloween warehouse show. With their killer lineup of Peggy Gou, The Martinez Brothers, Virgil Abloh, and Blond:ish all throwing down in a warehouse at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard (pictured below), the Teksupport hosted event is slated to be a special one.
In preparation for the event, we’ve compiled some of the best sets from the Ibiza party legends’ New York lineup.
The Martinez Brothers b2b Loco Dice b2b Seth Troxler @ Printworks London
This stunning set is impressive for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, it’s not often that so much techno talent comes together in one location – and what a location it was. In the disused printing press facility that is Printworks London, the DJs put on over six hours of entrancing house, techno, and everything in between. If The Martinez Brothers can channel a similar energy this weekend, Brooklyn is in for a treat.
Peggy Gou x Boiler Room @ Dekmantel 2017
Peggy Gou has seen a rapid ascent in the world of house and techno over the past couple of years, and one can only think that it has something to do with her live sets. Touching on acid, disco, jazzy house, and more, Gou flexes her mixing prowess at the Boiler Room stage at Amsterdam’s Dekmantel Festival. Filmed in the classic Boiler Room style, it’s easy to see how good of a show the DJ puts on from the fans behind her alone.
Virgil Abloh b2b TaEast @ Boiler Room Weekender
Another Boiler Room veteran, Kanye West’s creative director and one of Time’s most influental people of 2018 always keeps fans guessing with his sets. From underground trap music and Kanye tracks to acid and techno beats, expect a diverse selection from this cultural magnate this weekend.
Blond:ish @ Untold Festival Romania
If this set is any indication, Blond:ish will be providing a more textured sound than her lineup counterparts. Bringing the sounds of the underground to Untold Festival’s beautiful Romanian forest location, grooving basslines and an atmospheric vibe lead to a calming yet engaging set. Hopefully bringing similar energy to Brooklyn Navy Yard, Blond:ish is an underrated act to look out for this weekend.
With Halloween just around the corner we got the opportunity to connect with one of our favorite horror hounds, Figure. For the past decade he has had a massive career touring the globe with his unique mix of drumstep, dubstep, and freaky synths, scares, and samples – a career that has found him collaborating with