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DIØN Drops Official Verknipt ArenA Anthem “Traffic”



DIØN is one of the hottest names within in the hard dance scene. His career launched in 2020 with a landmark single, “Public Enemies.” Now he courts support from some the genres biggest superstars, including Amelie Lens, Sara Landry, and Fatima Hajji. His ROUGH MATERIAL label showcase at legendary Dutch venue Paradiso, earlier this year, sold out in a matter of minutes. And not just that: In June, he bought the proverbial house down with an epic, monstrous, 10-hour set at Thuishaven (Netherlands). As he prepares to unleash his take on “Traffic” at arguably the biggest hard dance event of all time, it’s safe to say he’s cemented his seat at the A-list table.

“For me Tiësto is a real legend and this is my favourite track of his. I had to make something that would stick close to the original sound but also a track that I could play in my sets and have my own elements in it like signature drums and acid. My sold-out 10-hour set in Thuishaven in June was the first time I played it out and it went absolutely crazy, I saw the hole crowd just living in the moment of it, especially in the long and uplifting break. I’m very happy how it turned out.” – DIØN

At first you barely hear it. Almost imperceptible, like a faint heartbeat under thundering drums and relentless rhythms. But you know it’s there. You can feel it. Then suddenly, two of the most recognizable notes in dance music history burst through in all their brilliance, demanding that a new generation of fans lose their minds on the dance floor. Weaving unforgiving ripsaw synths, depth-charged basslines, hardcore percussion and squelching, rave-style FX around Tiësto’s iconic two-note riff like some sort of musical tornado, DIØN takes the original BPM and throws it out of the window without apology. His cover lands firmly in the heart of the hard dance arena, making it entirely appropriate that the track has just been named the official anthem for the Verknipt ArenA 2024 show in Amsterdam this summer, seeing its official release on Verknipt Records & Be Yourself Music.

The ArenA show is a 40,000-person event, with Dion headlining, and Sara Landry, Shlømo, Basswell and more on the bill as supporting acts. It’s going to be the biggest single-stage hard techno event in Europe in years. Tickets are available here.