One of the most uniquely individualistic producers in EDM today, Dillon Francis has made his mark as a moombahton mastermind by creating some of the most sonically impressive tracks in the young genre. Moombahton is almost as polarizing as dubstep, you either love it or you hate it. Some say that slowing a dutch beat down to 110 bpm can hardly be considered “producing,” claiming that it requires little to no actual skill or ability. While they may be right for a majority of the tracks that followed in the wake of Dave Nada’s accidental creation of the genre – I’d challenge them to say the same for Mr. Francis’s impeccable productions.
On the Something, Something Awesome EP Dillon creates tracks that are just as interesting and eccentric as his personality. Multi-layered and intricate, every track on this EP shines, it’s just a shame we only got 3 songs on this release.
Dillon Francis – Falling Up (Original Mix) 112 bpm
Like chocolate-covered unicorns dry humping on top of a rainbow, “Falling Up” is pure magic. Our favorite track on the EP, its chirpy synth and big room chords are nearly progressive in their construction, while its moombahton groove keeps us bouncing like a bunch of sugar high toddlers.
Dillon Francis – Now Hear This (Original Mix)112 bpm
“Now Hear This” almost tops “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” for our favorite opening bass line in a Dillon Francis track. The build is quick and intentional, leading into a surprisingly heavy breakdown that is more dubstep than it is moombahton. When the weakest track on an EP still sounds as good as “Now Hear This” it reaffirms the talent of the producer behind it.
Dillon Francis & Kill the Noise – Dill The Noise (Original Mix) 112 bpm
This is a match made in music heaven, the sonic gene swap of Dillon Francis’ sugary moombahton and Kill the Noise’s aggressive dubstep is an interesting combination that works perfectly in headphones or in the club. Normally, I’d feel wrong in assigning 2/3rds of the tracks on a EP as “5 stars” but the quality here is undeniable, the stuttering vocals and space age squeaks are the perfect compliment to the heavy breaks and wobbles.
Dillon Francis – I.D.G.A.F.O.S. 2.0 (Original Mix) 112 bpm [Download MP3]
Dillon reworks his classic, “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” and releases it for free, download it and shut up already.