Dillon Francis

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Dillon Francis
Dillon Francis @ Aragon, Chicago 12-14-2013.jpg
Background information
Birth name Dillon Hart Francis
Also known as DJ Hanzel, DJ RichAF, Becky, Rave Dad, Greg, Treva & Klaud.

(1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California,

United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, internet celebrity
Years active 2005-present
Associated acts
Website dillonfrancis.com

Dillon Hart Francis (born October 5, 1987) is an American DJ as well as moombahton and trap producer.

Early life[edit]

Francis was born in Los Angeles, California.[1] Francis has stated that his father, Robert Drew Francis, is an "alternative medicines doctor". He has made a recurring Internet joke about being unable to find his father.[1]


Francis first rose to fame after gaining the attention of American producer Diplo and eventually collaborating on the song "Que Que". His song "Masta Blasta", originally a 130 BPM house track, was edited after inspiration from Dutch musician Munchi and eventually ended up as the moombahton track that brought him to fame.[2] In 2010, Francis released his Swashbuckler EP on Play Me Records.[3]

He has released works on multiple labels including Dim Mak Records, Mad Decent[4] and OWSLA.[5]

In February 2012, Francis became the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot atop the Beatport releases chart with the release of his extended play Something, Something, Awesome.[6]

In late 2012, he embarked on his Wet & Reckless tour across North America, as well as supporting the English electronic-music trio Nero on their Welcome Reality tour and English musician Flux Pavilion on his Standing on a Hill tour.[7]

In 2013 he announced a headlining Wurld Turr[8] across the USA and Canada, as well as confirming that his debut album would be released in 2013 before later experiencing various delays. He also gained prominence by being announced as one of MTV Clubland's Artists to watch in 2013,[9] alongside acts such as Kill the Noise and Otto Knows.

Francis was labeled by MTV as an “artist to watch” as of September 9, 2013.[10] The uprising artist is on his way to becoming one of the most recognized faces in the EDM scene. Francis has performed at many popular music festivals such as Camp Bisco, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, TomorrowWorld, Ultra & Electric Zoo.[11]

Francis is also one half of the comedy production duo Meowski666 alongside Kill the Noise.[12] In October 2013 he was announced as number 73 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll.[13] His single "Get Low" with DJ Snake was released on 11 February 2014.[14]

On March 22, 2014 Francis announced via his official Twitter account that his debut album, entitled "Money Sucks, Friends Rule",[15] will be released on October 28, 2014 on Mad Decent and Columbia Records.[16] In August, Dillon released his second single off of the album, which was a collaboration with Sultan & Ned Shepard featuring The Chain Gang of 1974.[17] Beginning in February 2014, Francis will embark on the Friends Rule Tour supporting his debut album. Dates for the tour are booked through January 16, 2015 in 18 different cities across the United States.

On January 1, 2015 Francis revealed to Australian radio show triple j that that he was working on a sketch show pilot for MTV. Francis stated that the show, which is tentatively if not creatively titled ‘The Dillon Francis Show’, is set to go into production in January, 2015. [18]


Studio albums[edit]


Year Album Label
2010 Swashbuckler Play Me Records
2011 Westside! Mad Decent
2011 Ultra
(with Cory Enemy)
2011 Bossa Rocka Top Billin
2011 Que Que (Remixes)
(with Diplo featuring Maluca)
Mad Decent
2012 Something, Something, Awesome. OWSLA
2012 Money Makin (Remixes)
(with A-Trak)
Fool's Gold Records
2013 Without You (Remixes)
(featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
Mad Decent


Year Song Label
2011 "IDGAFOS" Mad Decent
2012 "IDGAFOS 2.0" Self-released
2012 "Money Makin'"
(with A-Trak)
Fool's Gold Records
2012 "Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)" Mad Decent
2012 "Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)" Fly Eye
2013 "Bootleg Fireworks (The Rebirth)" Self-released
2013 "Messages"
(featuring Simon Lord)
Mad Decent
2013 "Flight 4555 (IDGAFOS 3.0)" Mad Decent
2013 "Without You"
(featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
Mad Decent
2014 "Get Low"
(with DJ Snake)
2014 "When We Were Young"
(with Sultan & Ned Shepard featuring The Chain Gang of 1974)
2014 "I Can't Take It" Columbia
2014 "We Make It Bounce"
(featuring Major Lazer and Stylo G)
2014 "Get Low (The Rebirth in Paris)"
(with DJ Snake)
Mad Decent
2014 "Masta Blasta 2.0" Self-released
2014 "Set Me Free"
(with Martin Garrix)
2014 "Love in the Middle of a Firefight"
(featuring Brendon Urie)
2014 "Drunk All the Time (The Rebirth)"
(featuring Simon Lord)
The Jeffrees
2015 "Clouds"
(with KSHMR featuring Becky G)
Spinnin' Records[19]

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Label
2011 "Beautician 2.0" Mad Decent Vol. 1 Mad Decent
2012 "Music Is Dead"
(with Doctor P)
Mr Mongoose's Fantastic Weekend EP Circus Records
2012 "Fiyah" Bossa Rocka Straight Up
2012 "Epidemic"
(with Jack Beats)
Careless OWSLA
2012 "Here 2 China"
(with Calvin Harris & Dizzee Rascal)
18 Months Fly Eye
2012 "Someone to Die For"
(with Example)
The Evolution of Man Data Records
2013 "I'm the One"
(with Flux Pavilion)
Freeway Big Beat


Year Song Artist
2010 "Lassitude" Sigma & DJ Fresh featuring Koko
2010 "Booty Bounce" Dev
2010 "Monkey Bars" Bit Thief
2010 "911" Tittsworth featuring Stimulus
2010 "Sasha Don't Sleep" The Dance Party
2011 "Fireball" Dev featuring The Cataracs
2011 "Spaceman" Vaski
2011 "Transition" DWNTWN
2011 "Sex Sax" Drop The Lime
2011 "Take It Back" Toddla T
2011 "Just Fall" HeavyFeet featuring Hannah T
2011 "Look at Me Now" Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
2011 "Broken Hearts" Kito & Reija Lee
2011 "Hitz" Chase & Status featuring Tinie Tempah
2011 "She Blows (The Whistle Tune)" Time Takers
2011 "Swagger Jagger" Cher Lloyd
2011 "Hits Me Like a Rock" CSS
2011 "Louder" DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans
2011 "Stereo Hearts" Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine
2011 "Feel So Close" Calvin Harris
2011 "A Woman Like Me" Willy Joy
2011 "Turn It On" Kissy Sell Out
2011 "Dancehall Queen" Robyn featuring Name Brand
2011 "Earthquakey People" Steve Aoki featuring Rivers Cuomo
2011 "Circles" Digitalism
2011 "Underneath the Sycamore" Death Cab for Cutie
2011 "Kill the Noise" Kill the Noise
2011 "Who Is Ready to Jump" Chuckie
2012 "Pull Up, Wheel Up" Sinden
2012 "Hulk" Clockwork
2012 "Stars Come Out" Zedd featuring Heather Bright
2012 "Beat Down" TAI
2012 "Daydreamer" Flux Pavilion featuring Example
2012 "Control Freak" Steve Aoki featuring Blaqstarr & Kay
2012 "Finale" Madeon
2012 "We Run The Club" Doc Hollywood
2012 "Where Did I Go?"
(with Kill Paris)
2012 "Like Home" Nicky Romero featuring Nervo
2013 "So Young So High" Dada Life
2013 "Carried Away" Passion Pit
2013 "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
2013 "Night Is On My Mind" Oliver
2014 "KNAS" Steve Angello
2014 "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" Chromeo
2014 "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" Daft Punk
2014 "Morning Sun" Strange Talk
2014 "Bigfoot" W&W
2014 "Some Chords" deadmau5
2014 "Runaway (U & I)" Galantis

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ahmed, Insanul (2012-03-13) Who Is Dillon Francis?. Complex. Retrieved on 2013-03-31.
  2. ^ Video (August 21, 2012). "Dillon Francis and Diplo Talk Moombahton". The Creators Project (via YouTube). Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dillon Francis Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff (n.d.). "Dillon Francis". Mad Decent. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff (n.d.). "Dillon Francis". OWSLA. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ Database (undated). "Something, Something, Awesome. – Dillon Francis, Kill The Noise". Beatport. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  7. ^ Staff (July 26, 2012). "Dillon Francis – Wet & Reckless Tour Presale!!". Mad Decent. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ Marie, Shannon. (2013-01-25) Dillon Francis – Wurld Turr. ElectroJams. Retrieved on 2013-03-31.
  9. ^ MTV Clubland's Artists To Watch In 2013 – Music, Celebrity, Artist News. MTV.com (2013-01-10). Retrieved on 2013-03-31.
  10. ^ Brodsky, Rachel. "MTV Artist to Watch: Dillon Francis". Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dillon Francis - Live @ Electric Zoo (New York City) 8.31.2012E". 
  12. ^ "Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise join forces to create Meowski666". Dubstep.NET. 2013-08-02. 
  13. ^ "Twitter / DJmag". Twitter. 2013-10-19. 
  14. ^ "Twitter / Spotify". Spotify on Twitter. 2014-02-04. 
  15. ^ "Dillon Francis — Miami Music Week 2014 — Interview". 2014-03-30. 
  16. ^ "Twitter / DILLONFRANCIS". Twitter. 2014-03-22. 
  17. ^ "Preview Dillon Francis' Debut Album 'Money Sucks, Friends Rule'". Spin Magazine. 2014-03-22. 
  18. ^ "Dillon Francis to Shoot Pilot for MTV.". Mixmag. 2015-01-05. 
  19. ^ http://blog.lessthan3.com/2015/02/dillon-francis-kshmr-clouds/

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