Mark your calendars! On Saturday September 1st, Dillon Francis will be gracing eager EDM fans at Monarch Theatre in downtown Phoenix, with his amazing beats and awesome presence, all in thanks to the local promotions and marketing company Relentless Beats.
Almost out of nowhere, Los Angeles’ Dillon Francis has broken from the throng of young electronic music dj/producers. With a stream of world-class remixes and releases, Dillon has caught the attention of some of the top players in club land, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Will I. Am, Drop The Lime, Sinden, and Tittsworth to name some. In less than a year his blistering productions have been heavily supported by Major Lazer, who opened their show with “Westside!,” a Dutch House-flavored monster that was consistently rinsed by top djs on both sides of the pond, including Sinden and Steve Aoki. The tune is finally seeing a proper release on Diplo’s Mad Decent label, where Dillon will be releasing his “Masta Blasta” EP as well in the near future.
From his first dubstep release on Play Me Records, the heavy “Take Me High” peaked at No. 13 on the Beatport dubstep chart and was played in full by Rusko in every one of his sets for his current OMG tour. In the coming months, Dillon will have releases on Mad Decent, Dim Mak, Top Billin’, as well as Plant Music, where he will be releasing his next club EP. At ease behind the turntables and in the studio, in the electro world and in dubstep, Dillon is what you would call an open-format electronic dj who sees no delineation between making music and playing it. He has gotten huge support from the most important dance music blogs (Dim Mak, Mad Decent, Discobelle, Gotta Dance Dirty) ever since releasing his first bootlegs last year, and 2012 promises to be Dillon’s breakout year.
If you don’t follow Francis on Twitter or are a fan of his page on Facebook, you should. There’s obviously never a dull moment with this guy, plus it’s cool to see such a huge artist Facebooking and Tweeting himself (a task most management agencies or publicists, like myself, are asked to take on). Here are the links to his Twitter and Facebook, as well as a hilarious video he filmed in Alaska.
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All in all, this event is perfect for any EDM fan who isn’t familiar with Moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton) to attend. Dillon Francis’ energy is amazing and his beats are epic, plus Relentless Beats throws some of the best parties in the industry. Period. Sounds like a pretty good start to Labor day weekend if you ask me.
For more info about this event, you can get it here: http://relentlessbeats.com/events/dillon-francis-basic/