And you thought the “Dillon Francis will” category was just a joke. In a new video showcasing Dillon’s cinematic shenanigans, a mother from Denver hires the DJ through his online merch store to babysit her 15-year old son. The only problem is, he wanted to spend the night going one deeper with DJ Hanzel, not with “this moombahton crap.” The son continues to criticize and resist Dillon’s efforts to make the best of the night and eventually break the mother’s most important rule. In the midst of a “Dillon Francis sucks” chant by the son and a group of friends who were sneakily invited over, Dillon wakes up from this dream yelling for his father. Daddy issues? Poor Dillon…Posted by
After a series of remakes from the likes of Henry Fong and Hayden James, one of 2013′s favorite electronic songs, “Without You,” gets yet another makeover, though this time it’s from the original creator himself, Dillon Francis. Gearing up for the full “Without You” Remix EP set for release on December 10th, the Los Angeles producer reworks his slower, angsty break up tune into a big room melody. The Mad Decent funny man dubs this one “a big fucking cryo blast in your face.” The full EP is expected to include versions of the fan favorite from Flux Pavillion & Doctor P, Torro Torro, Treasure Fingers and Low Steppa. As Dillon says, “cue the fireworks.”
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Thanksgiving 2013 may be officially over, but artists from all over the world spent all of yesterday tweeting what they were thankful for this year. Yes, even those who aren’t American and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in their home countries, such as Chuckie, Dada Life, and Cedric Gervais. Below is a collection of Thanksgiving-themed tweets for an extra dose of turkey-induced candidness.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the electronic acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe dance music. It’s the least we can do.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine features oldies like Kaskade’s “Seeing Julie” and newer tracks such as Dillon Francis’s “Without You.” We’ve also included artists like Sound Remedy, Klingande, and Peer Kusiv to set the tone for your Sunday morning rehabilitation.
Having already made a sizable impact this year with the highly-supported “Jump!” on Hysteria Records,”Hot Steppa” on Spinnin’ Records, and his remix of Zedd‘s “Stay The Night,” breakout American star Henry Fong isn’t done yet. With a forthcoming collaboration alongside MAKJ set to be released on December 2nd, the label-hopper has added to the anticipation by teasing his remix of Dillon Francis and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ “Without You.” Instead of the blistering electro we’ve heard on previous releases from the Floridian, Fong adds a melodic touch to one of the summer’s more interesting collaborations.
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Dillon Francis has made countless accomplishments in 2013, and the year isn’t even over yet. Most recently, he has taken up the role of Olli Springer in Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke‘s commercial for “Blow,” raised over 6K for After School Matters, and unleashed one of the defining singles of his career with “Without You.” Yesterday, the funny man announced on Facebook even more good news: A debut album release. After all the singles and EP’s Francis has released over the years, an album has been a long time coming. He updated fans that he is “like 85% done” and that he will likely release two singles before the album (tentatively) goes live in March. Let the countdown jokes begin.
When Circus Records co-founder and “Bass Cannon” instigator Flux Pavilion turned back to the EP format in January, we were not alone in celebrating an extended body of work from this British powerhouse. Now past a collaborative turn alongside Dan Le Sac & Scrobius Pip and merciless North American tour duties, the man lesser known as Joshua Steele returns a five-strong collection of cuts from his highly evolved creative guise.
Dad? No, that’s just Dillon Francis taking on the role of supermodel Olli Springer. “Being a supermodel is not an issue. You know, I don’t care to be good looking, I just force myself to forget it.”
Aside from loving cheese and reading authors from Baudelaire to Capote to Rembrandt (who is actually an artist), Olli stars in commercial number two demonstrating his passion for “BLOW,” the “Spray of Life.” The clip is eclectic to say the least, but Francis is renowned for his over-the-top antics and no other artist could have fit Olli’s role with such grace and bluntness. The LA DJ/producer is caught wearing red lipstick, a black feathery jacket, tight black pants, and a black wig, while he walks around the set with a zebra. “BLOW” is Olli’s essence; is it yours?
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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature Halloween-themed snapshots from Rebecca & Fiona, Tiesto, and Tommy Trash.
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