EDM king Dillon Francis is MTV’s latest Artist to Observe.
Meet Dillon Francis: Confident, you could get in touch with him “just one more EDM/remix DJ,” but that would not be correct. Turns out Dillon’s also a mega-talented visual artist (he began out dabbling in every single artwork medium from printmaking to photography to graphic design and style), AND he’s a musician in his own appropriate.
Yep, Dillon remixes ultra-popular songs (uh, hello Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”!), DJs, generates unique function, helped found two little movements called “moombahton” (a fusion of house and reggaeton) and “moombahcore” (a variation of moombahton only infusing other weird phrases like gabber, breakcore, techstep, and brostep), AND he was our unique correspondent at last spring’s Hangout Fest! #BestFriends!
Go through a lot more about Dillon Francis right after the leap.
Born and raised in L.A., Dillon Francis’ music job got off the ground in 2010 following teaming up with fellow producer Diplo for “Que Que.” Following that, Dillon launched one particular of his initial moombahton tracks, “Masta Blasta,” and dropped his very first EP, Swashbuckler, in 2011.
And, in the vein of Matthew Wilder’s “Break My Stride,” Dillon went on to drop a series of EPs in 2011: Westside!, Ultra, Bossa Rocka, AND Que Que (Remixes). Later on, in 2012, Dillon unveiled Some thing, One thing, Great. via Skrillex’s (yep, Skrillex!) OWSLA Information.
Like we had been saying, although, the amazing thing about Dillon is his ability to develop original tracks as properly as remix virtually each and every musician ever — they will not even have to be electronic! In addition to his very own material (“Without having You,” “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up),” “Messages,” and so forth.), Dillon’s remixed Cher Lloyd’s “Swagger Jagger,” Calvin Harris’ “Truly feel So Near,” Passion Pit’s “Carried Away,” and even Death Cab For Cutie’s “Beneath the Sycamore.” Among A lot of other people.
These days, Dillon’s releasing authentic movies (see: the emoji-hefty “Messages” and dancefloor-beckoning “Bootleg Fireworks”) and is operating on his debut studio album, slated for a 2014 release. I know what you should be thinking — Ultimately! But in case you cannot wait till 2014 (who can?), The MTV Artist To Watch is at the moment headlining his “Wurld Turr” across the U.S. and Canada, with dates spanning from September to February. I know, I know: Get yer glow sticks out!
+ Download Dillon Francis’ “Without having You.”
+ View Dillon Francis perform “With no You.”
+ Watch Dillon Francis complete “Bootleg Fireworks.”
Photograph credit score: Mad Decent