Dutch producer Don Diablo has established himself as something of a mainstay in the big room house scene. After massive tracks on Nicky Romero‘s Protocol and Axwell‘s Axtone, his latest release, Generations, sees his debut on Steve Angello‘s Size Records.
At first listen, Generations is all about catchy vocals and hooky piano riffs–a feel-good lesson in how big room house isn’t all about brash synths and relentless snares. There are of course a few little saw-stabs in there to keep things sounding fresh, with a good-old stomping rhythm to boot, but Generations is all about the little details and the nods towards various genres both old and new. From the trancy arps that dance around the build and drop to the subtle influences of old-school house and new-school electro, it’s clear that Don Diablo knows his dance music, and he’s determined to draw influences from right across the board.
Whether you grew up with ’90s house or ’00s electro, Generations is bound to be right up your street, so get your copy now.