Don Diablo has released the spellbinding video for his newest global hit ‘You Can’t Change Me’. The video features dancer Bonetics, who first captivated audiences on Britain’s Got Talent with his next-level contortions.
Debuted live during Tomorrowland 2017, the affecting future house track has already amassed half-a-million Spotify streams just days after its official release. As such, the video highlights two artists currently at the top of their respected crafts.
Don Diablo has won the highest future house award at the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 award ceremony at the Amsterdam ArenA, after placing 11th overall in the poll.
The Hexagon boss nabbed the award from last year's winner, Oliver Heldens, after a blistering year of festivals, sold-out shows and new releases.
If we had to pick the DJ's DJ of EDM, few names would fit the bill better than Oliver Heldens. Someone who prides himself on creative tune selection, he's just as likely to play tech-house as he is future house and disco in an EDM set. And that's just when he's playing as Oliver Heldens. His more underground alter ego HI-LO is strictly driving tech-house and techno. “I play tech-house but I'm not a techno DJ. I play mainly house — future house,” he tells DJ Mag. “I play anything that's groovy, old house stuff or electro-house.”
It’s that time again! 2016’s Top 100 DJs poll launches on 6th July. The world’s biggest music poll, which attracts 1 million annual voters and inspires huge debate throughout the electronic music scene, is the definitive guide to the planet’s most popular DJs.
Ahead of the voting launch, we summarise this year’s big talking points...
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The electronic world's most jet-lagged artists and their management teams adorned in the predictable head-to-toe black attire descend upon the artist mansion (aka fancy horse stable) at TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The smell of the all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet and the vodka Red Bull-induced laughs over at the open bar permeate the esteemed air of the EDM elite, but one person sticks out like a watering hole in the middle of a dried-up main stage desert.
Eleven years since his club and chart smash ‘Put Your Hands Up (For Detroit)’, Fedde Le Grand has a busier diary than ever. Just this year he’s played Miami, Frankfurt, London and many more. The Utrecht-born DJ/producer has made a name with his glossy, occasionally tougher take on house, and it’s his beat-making that’s taken centre stage in 2017, with four singles for disco:wax, Spinnin’ and his own Darklight label.
“A lot of my focus has been on music this year,” Fedde says. “I’ve released a lot of new tracks and moved my Darklight Recordings imprint into a collaboration with Armada Music.”
He’s collaborated with dancehall pop king Shaggy and vocalist Ida Corr on ‘Firestarter’ (with whom he’s worked in the past on 2007’s ‘Let Me Think About It’), and is looking at creative ventures beyond music too. “I’ve worked on some super fun projects, like my own sneaker that I’ve designed together with Nubikk,” Fedde says.
We’ve no doubt he’s got grand designs for 2018.
The Squatters are a production duo from the north of England with a... distinct sense of humour. Having started out making tech-house and underground dance music, they decided the music had become too serious for them and have now started to make some absolutely banging future house. With tracks absolutely full of their wacky yet wonderful personality, we're pretty certain these guys are going to be ones to watch in the future.
Kern & Meier are an EDM duo from Germany and the founders of Boojum Music.
This twist on Wolf Colony's 'The One' combines tribal, deep house and EDM into a hands in the air anthem that's set to gain these two some serious attention.