Hot on the heels of securing the coveted #6 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll of 2019, Future House phenomenon Don Diablo is back with a track that dots the I’s and crosses the T’s of a year already touted as his best one yet. ‘Congratulations’ sees him draft up a top-tier record in collaboration with California native Brando, known for his work on Loud Luxury’s global smash hit ‘Body’.
Don Diablo: “I wrote ‘Congratulations’ in a moment of reflection while I was recording parts of my upcoming ‘FOREVER’ album in Los Angeles. Most of my life, I have been working every single day towards an invisible goal that sometimes seems unreachable. There are days when nothing you do seems good enough and the weight on your shoulders gets heavier and heavier. Sometimes you need to look at your life from a helicopter view so you can see all the amazing things that have happened in your past. It will make you enjoy your future even more. This song is about congratulating yourself, which, in essence, in something you should be doing as often as you can. I am super excited I got to work on the song with the supremely talented Brando, whose vocals are the perfect fit for the story I wanted to tell.”
Don Diablo is one of dance music’s perennially pioneering forces, regularly averaging upwards of 8.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Avowed by his peers, he’s been sought out by superstars such as Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers & Coldoplay, Panic! At The Disco, Kygo, Martin Garrix & Khalid, DJ Snake & Justin Bieber, Madonna, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta & Martin Solveig and more for his high-profile remixes, and collaborated with the likes of Gucci Mane, Diplo, Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Calum Scott, Ansel Elgort, Kelis, Alex Clare, Dragonette, A R I Z O N A and Tiësto. Last year the producer released his second full-length album ‘FUTURE’, which has amassed over 250 million streams.Additionally, Don Diablo is the founder and driving force behind the HEXAGON empire, which encompasses a record label, a radio show, a clothing line, an event brand and even a comic book series.
Drawing inspiration from the numerous musical influences he indulged in throughout his formative years, L.A. singer-songwriter Brando was a major force behind Canadian duo Loud Luxury’s multi-million-stream hit ‘Body’. With his own life experiences as valuable input, his songs tend to be more gritty and down-to-earth than your average pop song, and he’s currently focused on getting more music out. His immediate pipeline is stacked full of amazing collabs with artists such as Matoma and BRKLYN, and he’s excited for the world to discover what he’s all about, starting with this brilliant link-up with Don Diablo.