Dillon Francis chooses not to talk to us when we try and get in touch, something we can only attribute to him being too busy (ie. uploading pictures of Dillon Francis-branded tampons to Facebook, and getting up to general mischief with Zedd and Steve Aoki on tour).
Credited with bringing moombahton to the masses, the Mad Decent, Dim Mak and Fool’s Gold affiliate got crowds feeling the effects of excess gravity last year with his DJ Snake collaboration, ‘Get Low’.
When he’s not operating under one of his aliases (DJ Hanzel, DJ RichAF, Becky, Rave Dad, Greg, Fetty Hat) or dressing up as a giant iced doughnut, he’s in the studio working on new productions, often with other EDM heavyweights. His ‘Money Sucks, Friends Rule’ album of last year — and his debut full-length — gathered together the unlikely crew that was Twista, Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie, and Martin Garrix.
Dillon has just dropped a new ‘This Mixtape Is Fire’ EP (which he advises people to throw onto their hearth for instant flames), and is a return to his reggaeton-inspired roots, with sautéed latin beats featuring collaborations from Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Kygo. For evidence of its heat potential, the release shot to No.1 on the iTunes dance charts within the first hour.
Not limiting himself to music, he’s also starring in a film, ‘Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse’, where (spoiler alert) his head explodes. So that’s nice.