Don Diablo, the Dutch creative extraordinaire, offers a glimpse into the future with his unparalleled ability to challenge norms and transcend artistic boundaries in music, art, fashion, and technology. Ranked as the world's #9 DJ on the DJ MAG Top 100, he's an esteemed producer with an extensive list of collaborations and remixes featuring artists like Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Ed Sheeran, and many more. While his music career alone is remarkable, it's only a part of his relentless pursuit of innovation and change.
Don Diablo is more than just a musician; he's a maven of future trends. In 2021, he prepared for the release of his third studio album, "FORΞVΞR," which showcases his ever-evolving sound and proficiency in various genres. The album has been a labor of love, reflecting his unwavering commitment to perfecting his craft.
Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds
Don Diablo made a significant impact in the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) world in 2021. He is now recognized as one of the highest-selling crypto artists globally, thanks to works like the GΞNΞSIS NFT and "DΞSTINATION HΞXAGONIA," the world's first full-length digital concert film NFT. The latter made history by selling for $1.2 million in just four minutes on the SuperRare platform. Don's pioneering spirit continues with his inclusion in Sotheby's "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale," marking a major milestone for NFT artists. His upcoming solo piece at Sotheby's is expected to push boundaries even further.
Don Diablo's influence extends to fashion. He has his own HEXAGON clothing line and, in 2018, collaborated with Disney and LucasFilm on an official Star Wars x HEXAGON capsule clothing line. His partnership with the movie franchise is set to launch exclusively via StockX in September, solidifying his place in the fashion industry.
As a true artist, Don Diablo expresses his creativity in various forms. He unveiled his semi-autobiographical sci-fi HEXAGON comic book series at the 2019 New York Comic Con, hitting shelves in March 2020. He later partnered with Webtoon for an interactive HEXAGON series. In a year that saw the world grapple with a pandemic, Don used the time for self-reflection and expansion. His involvement in art and design projects set for release in 2021 and beyond reflects his passion for design, as showcased in his home renovations featured on MTV Cribs.
Multifaceted Presenter and Mentor
Don hosts the popular Hexagon radio show, co-hosted by a robot boy named Hex, which broadcasts in over 68 countries to millions of listeners. He also mentors emerging talent through his Hexagon record label, established in 2015, consistently ranking among the top electronic music labels.
In June 2021, Don Diablo and the non-profit organization Justdiggit launched the #STREAMTOREGREEN initiative. The project started with the release of "Too Much To Ask" featuring Ty Dolla $ign. All proceeds from the single's streams support environmental work. Don Diablo introduced the initiative at the United Nations Virtual Launch Gala, speaking alongside world leaders and activists.
In a world where limitations are viewed as opportunities and dreams turn into reality, Don Diablo stands at the forefront of innovation and creativity. Despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic, he continues to embark on groundbreaking projects, ensuring 2021 remains one of the most pivotal years in his career.