REVIEW | Don Diablo at Lima

By Ravi in Glow Washington DC, Show Reviews
Sunday, August 15, 2010, 9:05pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 9:36pm) Add comments

A daring and eclectic entertainer, Don Diablo is an acquired taste. Having a very ‘outside the box’ style as far as most Americans are concerned, it’s safe to say that Don is not your typical DJ. The rest of the world has been all over drum and bass and more recently dub step, for quite sometime. While DnB parties can be found in most major American cities, dub step is just starting to catch on. Don Diablo not only spun both styles of EDM, but dropped some funky disco, hard hitting house, and he even worked in some classic favorites!!

The Diesel-sponsored Diablo lived up to his title of Holland’s best-dressed man. The studded leather jacket, flowing vest and Andy Warhol edition sneakers were p.i.m.p. to say the least. His music selection was as avant-garde as his get-up. Starting things off with smooth, disco-influenced house, he built a smart, cool-guy vibe throughout Lima. As Fedde Le Grand ft. Mr V – Back & Forth (Fedde’s FutureFunk Remix) pulsated through the club; you could tell that the evening was going to be something fresh and different from a typical Glow Thursday. Moving to a more housey feel, Don became entranced by the music and it was only a matter of time before he unleashed the fury. It started with The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again vs. Ludacris and included a drop of Rick Rock ‘Hustlin.’ Then came the DnB and dub step. He even spun a Damian Marley dub step re-edit he uses only in live gigs.

Don Diablo is about more than just experimental dance music. His upcoming release ‘Make You Pop,’ with Diplo is arguably the world’s #1 house banger at the moment. But just in case you weren’t feeling Don’s experimental flow, he sent us home with ‘Sweet Dreams’ and then out of nowhere, a remix of Ferry Corsten’s classic ‘Punk.’

Glow’s jaw was left hanging when all was said and Don done. Don Diablo came through, ultra hip, on the cutting edge of dance music in Europe, and enlightened us to the next progression of EDM. Were you ready for it? Will you be? Because if you were at Lima Lounge on Thursday night, you witnessed the future.

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