Don Diablo (real name Don Pepijn Schipper) is a Dutch DJ/producer who is widely viewed as one of the pioneers of the future house movement.
Born in Coevorden, Netherlands, the producer got his start in music at the early age of 15, when he signed his first record deal. More recently, tracks such as “On My Mind,” “Cutting Shapes,” and “AnyTime” have become instant hits, and Don has been in high demand to remix tracks from a vast array of high-profile songwriters and artists spanning a variety of genres; from the likes of Madonna and Rihanna to Bastille and Ed Sheeran, Diablo was receiving frequent requests to bring his eclectic dance and house flavors to numerous chart hits.
While balancing remix work alongside his seemingly nonstop international touring schedule, he also found himself collaborating and working on original tracks with artists such as Tiësto, Alex Clare, and Kelis.
In 2015 he started his own record label, Hexagon, which saw instant success with the release of a collaborative remix of British tropical house DJ Alex Adair’s hit “Make Me Feel Better.” Hexagon won Best New Label on Beatport with the most amount of Top 10 records in its first year. As a producer Don is also credited as the “best selling house artist of all time” on Beatport. That year, Hexagon’s own radio show went on to air in over 35 countries, and has continued to grown, experiencing an ever-burgeoning fan base of listeners.
In 2015, Diablo worked with fellow Dutch DJ Tiësto on the track “Chemicals,” which also featured vocals from Danish singer/songwriter Thomas Troelsen. More sold-out tours and performances followed in 2016, with Don Diablo also claiming the number 15 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. In 2017, the young producer has continued to tour heavily all over the world and is currently working on his first album.