It may be tough to imagine an EDM crossover collab still raising eyebrows in 2018. Artists ranging from Skrillex to Kygo have made pop-savvy dance tunes featuring radio royalty Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and more. Still, anyone who saw a futuristic meeting of worlds between Don Diablo, Emeli Sandé and trap rap icon Gucci Mane likely had a crystal ball. The three of them make future house magic on a new single titled “Survive,” arriving via Diablo’s Hexagon imprint.
Emile Sandé kicks things off with hair-raising melodrama, her choruses meshing perfectly with the track’s epic atmospherics. Don Diablo lets the stuttering beat worm its way into listeners’ ears before Gucci Mane takes over on what has to be the most unique backdrop for bars the rapper has ever met. Gucci’s verse is sure to surprise those who though the ingredients couldn’t possibly fit, his triumphant brags providing instant swagger.
“It’s just one of those records that needed to be absolutely perfect, from start to finish,” Diablo told Billboard. “I wanted to it to stand out and combine three worlds into one; a Dutch music producer, an incredible British singer songwriter, and one of the biggest U.S. rappers of today. I am more than proud of the final outcome, and hope the music and the message of the song will motivate people to dream big and see beyond the clouds of their personal challenges.”
Don Diablo and Hexagon have been on an absolute roll lately, and it’s not stopping today. Diablo has released a massive collab titled “Survive” featuring UK singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé and superstar rapper Gucci Mane. “Survive” isn’t the typical upbeat future house festival track you would expect from Don. “Survive” is laced with an absolutely magnificent
Released on his HEXAGON imprint, Don Diablo collaborated with Hilda for a stunning single, “Wake Me When It’s Quiet.” The piece opens with tranquil piano riffs complimented by Hilda’s breathtaking, airy vocals. “Wake Me When It’s Quiet” begins as a goose-bump inducing ballad and slowly escalates into a gentle, electronic masterpiece.
At each climax, Don Diablo crafts an exquisite balance of bittersweet, melodic tones with emotive progressions of fluttery waves of bass and glittering synths. Hilda’s voice serves as the perfect, dynamic expression for the piece with her rich sound and impressive range. With his latest, Don Diablo has mastered his softer side by giving listeners yet another surprise from the renowned, versatile artist.
After Don Diablo premiered “You Can’t Change Me” at this year’s Tomorrowland, fans have since been eagerly awaiting its official release. Anticipation grew after a tease of the track on Twitter days before the release. Finally, on December 15th, Don Diablo’s newest Future House project was made available. Don Diablo’s trademark sounds found in his
Don Diablo has released his latest future house single, “You Can’t Change Me,” via his own Hexagon label. The song has been excitedly awaited by Diablo’s fans since he mixed it into his Tomorrowland set this year and then proceeded to upload a teaser clip to Soundcloud. The release follows the Dutch artist’s explosive collaboration with Arizona, “Take Her Place,” which has racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify in less than two months.
In Diablo’s usual forward-thinking fashion, “You Can’t Change Me’s” meticulous composition is buoyant and upbeat without sounding painfully commercial. Its title and lyrics are reminiscent of their producer himself, as Diablo is known for his incessant innovation and tenacious resolve, earning him Beatport‘s #1 Future House Artist of 2016, as well as this year’s top spot on DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs.
Don Diablo known for his solo project and dance music label HEXAGON, is heading in a new direction. Primarily known for putting out club tunes on HEXAGON, Diablo has a new signee to his label. Berlin-based poet and artist SUMERA has released on HEXAGON in the past with her smashing single “Animal”. She and HEXAGON are back
CID has debuted on Don Diablo‘s iconic HEXAGON label with “Creepin.” The track has been a highly anticipated after being played in Diablo and CID’s sets over the past few months.
CID’s infectious sound won him a Grammy award back in 2012 for his remix of Cedric Gervais‘ “Summertime Sadness.” That remix skyrocketed his career, allowing for even more success with chart-topping singles like “Secrets” featuring Conrad Sewell and “Believer” featuring CeeLo Green. He’s built up his notorious sound over the years and has caught the attention of music lovers and key industry players around the globe.
“Creepin’ has been a staple in my DJ sets for months. I am very excited to finally be able to share it with everyone as an official release. Don Diablo was one of the first people I played it for, and I’m excited about releasing it through HEXAGON.”
House music superstar CID is back with another smash hit,“Creepin’” out now on Don Diablos’ Hexagon Records. After the amazing success of his latest track “Believer” , CID returns with what is for SURE to be another well received track with “Creepin’”. Creepin’ samples TLC’s early 90’s smash hit “Creep”, and CID could not have done it much
After several months of anticipation since he first dropped the ID at Ultra Music Festival, Don Diablo has officially released “Momentum,” a bruising future bass original recognizable for its vocal samples from Fatboy Slim‘s “Right Here, Right Now.” The long awaited track features intricate layers of fluttering synths, dramatic, weighty undertones, as well as enthralling chord progressions that make dancing completely irresistible.
The Dutch artist has been producing tracks left and right over the past year to add to his impressive arsenal of music. His last tune, “Save A Little Love” has been a hit since its premiere, showcasing Don Diablo’s signature mellifluous production style once again. With a ton of unreleased music underway, Don Diablo keeps us eagerly awaiting for what’s next to come.
Hexagon label head Don Diablo has released the fifth edition of Generation HEX. The compilation series is a sought-after effort by the prodigious producer to uncover underground artists and provide them with an ample amount of well-deserved exposure. All of the contributions in the collection have been previously released on Diablo’s imprint, while previous compilation albums have consisted of artists like Sagan, Tom & Jame, Corderoy, and Holl & Rush.
The compilation album contains four hard-hitting electro house tunes by Bougenvilla, Redondo & First Day, Louder, and J-Trick & Tom Budin.
Don Diablo says the following of Generation HEX 005:
“I have tried and test[ed] all four tracks in my sets, and every single one of them stands its ground in its own unique way. Embracing the future and supporting rising artists has never been easier with talent like this!”