Dillon Francis, Taco Bell-enthusiast and alleged Tiësto doppelgänger, has released his delightful moombahton remix to “Carried Away” as a free download, just as he did with his recent trap remix to Justin Timberlake’s ”Suit & Tie.“ Reworking Passion Pit’s summer anthem, Francis splices and transposes the vocals, accentuating the carefree vibe of the original with charismatic chords. The ensuing drop employs a feisty torrent of barking acid synths, and might just be one of the first (and best) well-known cases of acid moombahton. In regards to the tune, Francis remarked: “this and my suit and tie remix might be my favorites to date!”
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 gems from Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 14 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like for iPhone emojis to come to life look no further than Dillon Francis‘ music video for the recently released “Messages.” The pig face dances in a bikini, the panda almost gets shot, and the cat becomes the next Usain Bolt. Dance music’s resident degenerate explains that the video was, “inspired by the internet and texts from your girlfriend,” but some viewers are claiming there are deeper embedded messages in the video. Press play and decide for yourself.Posted by
I can almost hear Dillon Francis‘s personality toot, hoot, and blare through his latest remix for Passion Pit. A whimsical self-parody, Francis is a metaphorical Hawaiian shirt amongst polos. Still, his unwavering sense of humor avoids mitigating the concentrated force of his music. Instead, Dillon’s productions personify his own individuality, and in this case, through an amalgamation of lovestep, acid, and moombahton. Blissful chopped vocals float over the original chord progression before dropping into an avant garde acid-infused 112 bpm soiree, to wit, Dillon Francis in a nutshell. Acknowledging the production as one of his favorites to date, check past the break to see Dillon discuss the creative process in remixing Passion Pit.
After the major success of his “Suit & Tie” remix Dillon Francis returns to preview “Messages,” his upcoming track featuring Simon Lord. The poppy vocals aren’t a good indicator of what’s to come, as the drop is where the Dillon Francis vibe kicks in. Clocking in at under a minute the preview is just revealing enough to start building momentum for its official release on March 26th.Posted by
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’ve got gems from Skrillex, Pasquale Rotella, Dillon Francis.
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’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.
Dillon Francis has launched his Wurld Turr, traveling North America with Oliver and exclusive music. In the tour’s brief run, Francis has already premiered his remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” which, as confirmed via Twitter, has been accepted by Timberlake himself for an official release. Francis shakes the pop tune with his signature kicks of moombah and slaps of trap, and while Jay-Z’s verse is absent, JT’s vocals are distorted for the sake of Dillon’s stylings. Release date coming soon.
In typical Dillon Francis fashion, the music video for “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” is pure adulterated audio visual mayhem – and we love it. Eerily reminiscent of those awful “Elf Yourself” e-cards your out of touch aunt sends you every Christmas, Dillon’s oversized dome bounces around overtop old dance party clips, including what appears to be the 90s classic, MTV’s The Grind.Posted by