We at Audible Treats stand in solidarity with the protesters across the country who seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. As a company, we are developing a concrete plan of action to combat the deleterious effects of systemic racism and police brutality. Currently, our team members are donating to just causes, marching in the streets, speaking out in public and private, and further educating ourselves about America’s racist past and present so that we are better equipped to call out injustice when we recognize it.
We take our role seriously as a conduit for amplifying voices and stories that tend to be ignored by the mainstream media. As for our day-to-day work of publicizing our artists and their stories, we’re working closely with them to find a balance between their need for artistic expression and their solidarity with the protest movement.
There is strength in numbers. Here is a resource that lists ways you can take action: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
No justice, no peace. Black Lives Matter.
Single: Diablo – “Self Destruction” ft. Killstation & Borgore
The Versatile Producer, Known for His Work with Lil Pump, Shares a Guitar-Driven New Single
Diablo (left) and Killstation (Credit: Nate Wiegman)
“‘Diablo on the beat, b*tch.’ Listeners have been hearing that four-word producer tag on some of the hottest songs of the past several years, by artists like Wifisfuneral, Craig Xen, Smokepurpp, and, of course, Lil Pump. Los Angeles-by-way-of-Florida producer Diablo, 23, has worked with all of these artists and more.” – Complex
A master of sound design with wide-ranging tastes, Diablo provocatively pushes the sonic boundaries of trap music. Teaming up with genre-bending rapper Killstation and Israeli DJ Borgore, Diablo shares “Self Destruction,” his immense new single. Built around a clean guitar loop that recalls the expanse and apprehension of Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western movie soundtracks, “Self Destruction” is the sound of an artist trying to hold his mind together amidst constant inner turmoil. Killstation cuts through Diablo & Borgore’s ever-shifting instrumental with self-harmonized vocals, repeating the mantra-like hook in 6/8 time until he can keep himself from falling apart: “Self, de-struct/Do what they told you/Never to lose control/your self/Don’t let it mold you.” An ideal headphone listen as the music world awaits the return of festivals, “Self Destruction” is particularly poignant in light of Diablo’s own struggles with depression.
Fusing elements of emo, rap, electronic, and latin music, “Self Destruct” is the follow-up to “Killing,” an ominous banger with appearances from ELIOZIE, Shakewell, and Terror Reid. Praised by Stereogum, who said “I would very much like to get dangerously impaired and mosh to this song in a dilapidated warehouse at 3AM,” “Killing” has more than 300k combined streams on Spotify and YouTube. “Killing” and “Self Destruct” will appear on Diablo’s debut EP, coming Summer 2020.
The son of Ecuadorian immigrants, Diablo started making beats as a teenager in West Palm Beach, quickly gaining notoriety in his region’s burgeoning SoundCloud rap scene. He connected with local rappers like wifisfuneral and Lil Pump, eventually producing Pump’s platinum single “Boss.” Widely respected in rap circles for his collaborations with Kodak Black, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Craig Xen, among others, his raucous DJ sets have earned him in an audience in the electronic music world, with a co-sign from Diplo and a recent tour with Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland.
Look out for much more from Diablo in the coming weeks and months.
Buy/Stream “Self Destruction” ft. Killstation & Borgore: https://empire.ffm.to/selfdestruction
Borgore (left) and Diablo (Credit: @diablo)
“Self Destruction” ft. Killstation & Borgore: https://empire.ffm.to/selfdestruction
“Killing” ft. ELIOZIE, Shakewell, and Terror Reid: https://empire.ffm.to/diablo_killing