Exclusive: Don Diablo’s Top 5 Startlight Moments

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Don Diablo has been a vet of the game for some time now, but only now getting his due. He is a testament that overnight success take 5-10 years. His single with Matt Nash “Starlight (Could You Be Mine) from the summer was a big hit across the festival circuit and is getting a re-release. To celebrate, Don Diablo has told us his top 5 “Starlight” moments that include moments from Ibiza and the feeling of being accepted by “Axtone”. “Starlight” has been re-released on Ultra this week, so if you never picked it up go and do so now. Read those “Starlight” moments after the jump.

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1. When the combination of the vocodered vocal, the stabs, and bassline came in straight after we were done, it felt like something special finally came together as I had already tried several things with the vocal before that just didn’t feel right.
2. We sent the track to a few different labels and it was rejected by most of them…except one: Axtone. It felt like a personal victory to get the record signed to one of my all time favorite labels after the previous rejections.
3. When the Swedish House Mafia dropped “Starlight” for the first time during one of their last concerts and seeing the crowd react to it for the first time was definitely a special moment.
4. Axwell and Ingrosso invited us to play with them at the closing party of their new Ibiza residency “Departures”. I ended my set with “Starlight” and Ax & Seb were there with me while thousands of people were singing along to the song in the rain. I literally had goosebumps all over my body.
5. Seeing Starlight in the TOP50 gamechanging EDM records of the year according to Billboard was definitely the icing on the cake for a record that has without a doubt taken my career to another level.

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