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Don Pepijn Schipper (born 27 February 1980), also known as Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music. He is known for his eclectic style of production and vocalizing in most of his songs.

Don Pepijn Schipper was born in Coevorden, Netherlands in February 27, 1980. He started early with music signing his first record deal at age fifteen. At the end of 2005, Don Diablo founded his own record label and event brand, Sellout Sessions, raising his profile in his native country, the Netherlands. Success followed soon after with (underground) hits like “Blow“, “Who’s Your Daddy“, “Pain Is Temporary, Pride Is Forever“, “Hooligans” and “Animale“. “Blow” was the first single to create a big buzz on international club scenes getting licensed to over ten countries. He also completed his studies obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

Don Diablo’s hectic tour schedule has taken him from London to Tokyo and from Miami to Sydney, playing at clubs and festivals like Glastonbury, Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Future Music Festival, Ministry of Sound, Razzmatazz and Space (Ibiza) to name a few. He has produced for artists such as RoxExampleDragonetteSidney SamsonDiplo and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. He has also remixed for the Tinie TempahMikaThe Chemical BrothersCassiusGorillazPublic EnemyIggy PopPlump DJs. Don Diablo has been very active in the blogscene. According to North American music blog aggregator The Hype Machine, he was named “Most Blogged Artist” in the world several times which brought publicity to the producer.

Don Diablo also proved his ability in A&R by discovering, signing and then licensing the UK top 3 chart hit “Exceeder” by Mason. The record was originally signed to Middle of the Road; a record label set up by Don Diablo and well-known Amsterdam-based club promoter Roy Avni (Electro Nation).

Don Diablo was the first ambassador for Dance4Life, an international UN-supported action campaign to fight back against HIV and AIDS. Don travelled to South Africa to visit several Dance4Life affiliated projects in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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