STREAM NOW: Dillon Francis takes over the Kinetic Field at EDC

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The moment has finally arrived for Dillon Francis to stir EDC‘s Kinetic Field, with his iconic bass-laden, moombahton sound. His choice slot at the festival’s main stage comes after a series of huge developments on the career front. In the past six months alone, the Latin Grammy nominee went on an expansive national tour alongside Alison Wonderland, ventured further into television with a Fox deal for Gerald’s World, and packed out the Sahara Tent both weeks of Coachella.

Francis also confirmed that This Mixtape Is Fire 2 will make it to digital shelves sometime in May or June—thus, this notable EDC performance serves as a ripe testing ground for new music on the record. The mixtape’s debut was in 2015. It’s also likely he’ll inject his latest anthem with lovelytheband, “Chamge Your Mind,” somewhere in the mix. Listen closely for new dancefloor weapons until 4:14am.

Dillon’s is the stage’s penultimate performer, with Jamie Jones taking over afterward to close out.

Dillon Francis drops nail-biting music video for ‘Change Your Mind’ with lovelytheband

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Everyone’s favorite cool uncle, Dillon Francis, dropped the music video for his single, “Change Your Mind,” featuring iHeart Radio’s Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the year, lovelytheband.

The video showcases the 34th annual Pro Darts Tournament of the Flowers on PBSPN with professional host-with-the-most Rick Jambles (played by Francis) and his best friend and former pro-dart champion, Jackie D (played by Alison Becker) commentating. Dirk Duckland (Jimmy Tatro) and Maddie Gilmoore (Anna Akana) face off in an intense dart battle that takes a dark turn with a light upside. The music video was directed by Brandon Dermer whose worked with Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, and Steve Aoki.

After headlining Coachella and bringing lovelytheband on stage as a surprise guest, Francis announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox Television for an animated comedy series called Gerald’s World, based off his lovable piñata best friend and social media superstar.

Dillon Francis announces ‘This Mixtape Is Fire 2’ is on the way, previews new song

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Fresh off the stage at Coachella, Dillon Francis has an announcement to make: This Mixtape Is Fire 2 is finally coming, nearly four years since its first installment.

In a one-minute recap video posted to Twitter, Francis summed up his Coachella weekend and shared that the highly anticipated follow-up to his August 2015 mixtape, which included iconic tracks like “Coming Over” with Kygo and James Hersey and “Bun Up the Dance,” is just a month or two away.

“When will it be coming out you ask? Probably sometime in May or June depending on when I finish all the other songs,” Francis noted in his tweet. He had previously hinted that he was working on it in March.

The recap video—which showed Francis being interviewed, performing, and running around saying he’s “influencing”—also shares what’s likely a sneak peek at an upcoming new moombahton number.

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Watch Dillon Francis perform ‘Change Your Mind’ with lovelytheband at Coachella

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Over the past decade, Dillon Francis has been somewhat of a fixture at the Sahara tent. Since making his Coachella debut in 2013, the impish moombahton mainstay has been a premier attraction at the festival’s rowdiest stage in 2014, 2017, and now, 2019.

To celebrate the milestone of his fourth Coachella appearance, he laced his energetic, primetime set with notable guest appearances from some of his choice collaborators. In addition to inviting DJ Snake to join him onstage for their hit, “Get Low,” Francis temporarily veered attention away from the decks, as lovelytheband came onstage to perform their recent joint single, “Change Your Mind.”

In an Instagram album recapping the set, Francis succinctly expressed how emotional the experience was for him, further engendering excitement regarding what’s in store for Coachella’s second weekend.

Dillon Francis will play Coachella’s Sahara tent from 9:35-10:35 PM on Sunday, April 21.

Featured image via Coachella 2019 by Miranda McDonald.

Dillon Francis Confirms He Is Working With Family Guy Writer, Spencer Porter On A New Animated Series For Fox – Gerald’s World

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Dillon Francis is officially developing his own animated series for Fox that will star none of than Gerald the Piñata. While it has been proven through many social media platforms that Francis has a knack for humor, he is not diving into the world of sitcom development unaided. Working with him on the project is

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Dillon Francis is making an animated series with 20th Century Fox called ‘Gerald’s World’

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Dillon Francis is partnering with 20th Century Fox TV and writer Spencer Porter (“Family Guy,” “We Bare Bears”) to bring a new animated series called “Gerald’s World.” The up-and-coming piñata seems to have finally found his limelight in television thanks to the help of his owner and professional DJ/producer, Dillon Francis.

Gerald is Francis’ piñata best friend and fan favorite character from the social media-savvy entertainer. The lively piñata lives in an awkward corner of the WUT WUT producer’s house and gets into mischief that includes butt implants, getting lost at a Panic! At The Disco concert, a wild first birthday party with all his piñata friends, and way too many other adventures to count. Gerald even helped Francis pick an outfit for his Coachella performance this year.

This is not Francis’ first rodeo with shows, as he produced a video series called “Like and Subscribe” that landed on Funny or Die’s YouTube page. Curating “Gerald’s World” will be quite the wild ride in an already epic lifetime of Snapchat and Instagram stories.

H/T: Deadline

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Watch Dillon Francis get ripped for Coachella in new video

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In the days leading up to his Coachella performance, it appears Dillon Francis wasn’t just working on his set. He contacted Jeff Wittek of Vine fame with a request: to get jacked in seven days.

Over the course of the next week, Wittek and Francis worked together to get Francis the body he’s always dreamed of. A video on Wittek’s channel documents the venture, showing Francis doing push ups with a scorpion under him, hiking, and attempting 50 burpees.

“I plan on taking [Francis’] laptop, ’cause I know DJs need that to ‘play their music,’” Wittek says in the video as he runs off with his laptop. “If he doesn’t’ stick to the plan, he won’t be able to perform at Coachella.”

Watch the ensuing hilarity below.

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STREAM NOW: Get down with Dillon Francis, live from Coachella weekend one

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Dancing Astronaut’s 2018 Artist of the Year, Dillon Francis will imminently take the decks at Coachella‘s opening weekend, and fans won’t want to miss a minute of the action. Fortunately, they won’t have to, as Coachella organizers live broadcast an animated segment of Francis’ set on channel three of the event’s three-channel live stream.

In the fashion of 2018, 2019 is a year of considerable musical strides for Dillon Francis, who rises to the Coachella occasion with a new single in tow, the lovelytheband assisted “Change Your Mind.” The moombahton artist’s headlining performance follows his joint tour with fellow electronic force to be reckoned with, Alison Wonderland. Those who didn’t get the opportunity to catch Francis on the Lost My Mind tour can catch the versatile producer live from Coachella’s Sahara tent, while those fortunate enough to attend the tour can experience Francis’ unmistakable stage presence anew, now.

View Coachella’s weekend one live stream schedule in its entirety, here. Can’t get enough of Dillon Francis? Stream Dillon’s brand new, pre-Coachella Orbit playlist, curated exclusively for Dancing Astronaut.

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How to watch Coachella 2019 from home

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Coachella 2019 is just around the corner, and for those who couldn’t make the trek out to Indio, technology is here to save the day.

Fans can watch their preferred performances on Coachella’s YouTube channel, which indicates that 46 artists have been confirmed for live-stream coverage (and counting). These artists include Dillon Francis, Gorgon City, J Balvin, Wiz Khalifa, and more. While this is its ninth year in a row offering a live stream, it’s the first year that the festival will broadcast both weekends.

Also, viewers will see original content including artist interviews, mini-docs, and, according to USA Today, exclusives from Childish Gambino (who will be premiering his Guava Island film featuring Rihanna), and Kanye West doing a Sunday Service performance on April 21.

See the full Coachella 2019 lineup here.

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Diplo presents The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party, led by Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, Miguel

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What Diplo wants, Diplo gets, specifically the first-ever Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival. If the length of the name tells us anything, it’s that the seminal Mad Decent festival is sure to be one hell of a doozy, as the newly minted event’s lineup confirms. Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, and Miguel head the festival, which will manifest as a fine balance of highly sought electronic acts and equally illustrious hip-hop artists alike.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black, Pusha T, and J.I.D. round out the festival’s hip-hop inclusions, while Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, REZZ, Ekali, Troyboi, Baauer, and Whethan comprise some of Diplo’s dance picks. The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival also casts glances at talent from genres beyond the electronic and hip-hop spheres, to draw the stylistically malleable Quinn XCII, R&B’s Pink Sweat$ and Jesse Reyez, and Finneas out.

Needless to say, the inaugural Mad Decent Block Party branded affair is a must attend for many reasons, primary of which—at least, for dance music fans—is Major Lazer’s occupancy of a headlining slot. Diplo previously intimated that Major Lazer will likely dissolve after delivering their fourth—and probably final—album together, in a January interview with Complex. As such, The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival might well be one of Major Lazer’s last large-scale performances.

The unveiling of The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival’s lineup comes just after Mad Decent Block Party Festival tweeted out a video with a particularly suggestive caption on April 5: “IT’S HAPPENING.” While the far from subtle warning altered past attendees of Diplo’s multi-city Mad Decent Block Party party series to be ready for a followup announcement regarding the fate of a MDBP festival, Diplo’s presentation of a full-fledged lineup has presumably taken many by surprise, given how quickly it succeeded the preliminary Twitter hint that a MDBP festival was in the works.

The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party will descend upon Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for two days of fun, come July 20-21. Tickets to the festival will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST April 12.

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