Dillon Hart Francis, born October 5, 1987, is an American electronic musician, record producer and DJ. A native of Los Angeles, he is best known for popularizing the moombahton genre. Platinum-selling DJ and producer, Dillon Francis, has achieved a string of smashes, “Anywhere” featuring Will Heard, “Candy” featuring Snappy Jit, “Coming Over” with Kygo featuring James Hersey, and the RIAA platinum-certified “Get Low” with DJ Snake which surpassed 500 million worldwide streams.
Francis first rose to fame after gaining the attention of American producer Diplo and eventually collaborating on the song “Que Que”, with featured Latin-pop artist Maluca. 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. In 2010, Francis released his Swashbuckler EP on Play Me Records. In 2012, he also released two singles “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” and “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)”. Both are known to be fan favorites. He has released works on multiple labels including Dim Mak Records, Mad Decent and OWSLA.
In 2014, his major label debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule [Mad decent/Columbia Records], landed on Rolling Stone’s “Top Electronic Albums of 2014” list and boasted a myriad of diverse collaborators such as Twista, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Major Lazer, and more. His single “Get Low” with DJ Snake was released on February 11, 2014.
Francis is known for creating different personalities or alter egos, including “Emo Preston.” Francis performed as “Emo Preston” at Emo Nite in Los Angeles in 2017. On January 25, 2019 he released the single “Lost My Mind” in collaboration with Alison Wonderland, which is sharing the name with their Lost My Mind Tour in the beginning of the year throughout the United States.
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Without further ado, Dillon Francis’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Dillon Francis, Bro Safari, & Salvatore Ganacci – XL
4. Dillon Francis – Say Less (ft. G-Eazy)
3. Dillon Francis, Kygo – Coming Over (Official Music Video) ft. James Hersey
2. Dillon Francis, Skrillex – Bun Up the Dance
1. Dillon Francis, DJ Snake – Get Low
BONUS: Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – Need You