Don Pepijn Schipper born February 27 1980, better known by his stage name Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ, record producer, musician and songwriter of electronic dance music from Coevorden. He is known for his electronic style of production and vocalizing in most of his songs. He is one of the pioneers of the future house genre and was ranked sixth in the Top 100 DJs – 2019 list by DJ Mag. He was also ranked number one Producer of the Year by 1001Tracklists. In 2016, he was ranked the number one Future House Artist of the Year on Beatport.
His song “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)”, made with UK DJ/producer Matt Nash, was debuted during the last Swedish House Mafia concert, after Axwell signed it to his label. The song became a Beatport Top 5 hit, and later several of his other releases reaching the Beatport Top 10. The music video, directed by Kyle Padilla, was published on 7 February 2014, around seven months after the song’s release.
Diablo has played in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, Japan, Brazil, and Israel. He has played at clubs and festivals including “Passion” club in London as resident DJ in 2002, Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Dancevalley, Godskitchen, Impulz, Mysteryland, Creamfields, Haoman 17, Turnmills, Chasing Summer, Innercity, Northern Lights, Extrema Outdoorn, ElectroNation and Razzmatazz, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, and Electric Daisy Carnival and Space in Ibiza. He has produced for a diverse range of artists including Kelis, Alex Clare, Diplo, Example, Dragonette, Noisia, Rox, Sidney Samson, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and remixed for Bastille, Birdy, Tinie Tempah, Mika, The Chemical Brothers, Cassius, Gorillaz, Public Enemy, Iggy Pop, Plump DJs.
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Without further ado, Don Diablo’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Don Diablo – On My Mind
4. Don Diablo & Matt Nash – Starlight
3. Don Diablo – Back In Time
2. Don Diablo – AnyTime
1. Don Diablo – Cutting Shapes
BONUS: Don Diablo – Momentum