Passing the microphone to bounce master, Big Freedia (who previously worked alongside DJ Snake and Diplo to deliver “Drop”) for some on-brand lasciviousness, Francis and Dutch producer, TV Noise erect “Bawdy”‘s buoyant moombahton infrastructure. The lyrics arrive in tricky tandem with the track title: “Move your bawdy-awdy / Work your bawdy-awdy.” Another hip-shaker from the Francis camp in the books—for certain.
“Bawdy” is indeed just a fragment of what’s to come on the Francis front. His new mixtape, Magic Is Real, is due out in full November 15, through IDGAFOS and Mad Decent.
DJ-Producer, Henry Fong, has recently released a new anthem that has been filling the air this summer at many music festivals around the world. “Rave Tool” is an intense yet dance-worthy track that is absolutely incredible. The fast tempo and rapid bassline will have anyone jumping off the walls, making it impossible to stand still.
Dillon Francis has been a busy, busy man this summer, debuting on Monstercat and releasing a new collab what seems like every other week, all while serving as a resident DJ in Las Vegas and squeezing in a few international shows here and there.
On Aug. 28, the producer-turned-DJ-turned-infectious-internet-personality continues his hot streak with the release of the oft-teased and distinctly memorable “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It).” Of course, because there’s “nuthin’ 2 it,” fans are also treated to the simultaneous drop of the song’s music video.
The new release show Francis returning to Mad Decent, the Diplo-led recording conglomerate where the California native’s ironically iconic rise began years ago. “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It)” is built around its commanding vocal sample, which in itself is half sass, half soul and all Dillon, but it’s the accompanying harmonies and jukin’ bassline that give it his signature club-ready sheen.
“GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It)” is the first track from Francis’ upcoming Magic is Real mixtape, which will be dropping new songs every two weeks starting starting Aug. 28.
8/08 day is an annual cause for resounding celebration. The iconic Roland drum machine played a quintessential role in electronic, hip-hop, and pop’s development, with its imprint permanently stamped on a vast amount of top-charting singles of the ’80s and ’90s. While, the mechanism became antiquated by the turn of millennium, on account of oversaturation, lack of availability, and Roland’s plans to propel newer gear to the forefront, this was far from the end of its legacy.
Fast-forward another decade: the 808 revival had begun. Rappers like Kanye West found that the instrument added a unique, crisp edge to the low-end of their productions, whilst dance music innovators like Aphex Twin found other creative ways to utilize the 808 for maximum impact. Today, a good deal of producers appreciate the vintage appeal it offers; so much so, that Roland even revived the 808 in 2017.
We honor this musical staple with a series of larger-than-life tunes by Skrillex, Eptic, RL Grime, Dillon Francis, Bassnectar, Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, and more from heavy-handed listeners’ legion of 808 legends who have allowed this instrument to shine in the dance space over the years. In 808, we trust.
Dillon Francis never ceases to surprise. The producer announced via social media recently that he has a “ton” of new music coming, and he has kept true to this promise. After releasing “Let it Go” with Eptic to kick off the month of August, Francis has followed up swiftly, heading in an entirely new direction with next release, “Til I Die,” alongside cutting edge R&B duo THEY.
“Til I Die” blends rock tropes with chanting rap vocals that come together to form an unexpected, complementary fusion of the collaborators’ respective sounds. The track certainly boasts mainstream appeal as THEY. lace their punchy vocals around cascading electric guitar riffs. “Til I Die” is out now via Avant Garden/Island Records.
Monstercat has signed on two powerhouses for its latest release. Dillon Francis and Eptic bring a hefty taste of moombahton to the label in “Let It Go,” an audacious piece high in energy and main stage appeal. The track starts off on a sentimental note, with soft synths and deep vocal melodies easing the listener in. Then comes the switch up: these feel-good elements lead into a wild soundscape filled with classic moombah rhythms and buzzing bass. These contrasting elements in “Let It Go” ensure a wild ride from start to finish that will surely be covering dancefloors far and wide for the coming months.
Both Dillon Francis and Eptic have been behind some notable collaborative tunes in 2019. Eptic made waves with DJ Snake earlier in the year with their kinetic “SouthSide,” while Francis continued to explore genre fusion in his piece with lovelytheband, “Change Your Mind.”
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Topping this week’s list is Illenium’s dark new single, “Blood,” with vocalist Foy Vance, followed by Eptic and Dillon Francis’ new Monstercat collaboration, “Let It Go.” Eric Prydz has blessed the music world with a new Pryda compilation, PRYDA 15 VOL II, featuring songs like “The Riddle,” and GTA and Diplo have linked up for “Milky Cabrera.” Rusko and Subtronics are a force to be reckoned with on “Bounce,” and i_o delivers a new EP, featuring tunes like “Possession.” The Knocks keep the summer grooves coming with a VIP mix of “Awa Ni,” and Rinzen flips Lastlings’ “I’ve Got You.” Paul Oakenfold and Galestian have crafted a mysterious collaboration with “Summer Nights,” and Hermitude bring along BJ The Chicago Kid and Buddy for “OneFourThree.” Kaskade and Late Night Alumni create a dreamy masterpiece on “One Track Mind,” and Cosmic Gate breathe life into their new single, “Light Years.” Jack Beats and Dillon Nathaniel open up the dance floor on “Mind Sensation,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Quintino, and MAD M.A.C. build a main stage earworm with “Boing.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Few producers could rethink Alison Wonderland and Dillon Francis‘ lethal collaboration “Lost My Mind” with the unbridled audacity of bass connoisseur NGHTMRE. The DJ/producer has risen to the upper echelons of the dance space for his improbably impactful bass cuts. His take on the high-profile original surely doesn’t spare listeners from the heavy drops they’ve grown accustomed to from the Gud Vibrations boss.
Juxtaposed with Wonderland’s light, emotion-filled vocal moments, not dissimilar to the original, NGHTMRE’s rendition is tender at times, though torrential at its core. The track is apt to become a seamless addition to his prolific festival repertoire for the remainder of the summer and thereafter.
NGHTMRE is fresh off a multi-pronged remix package for his A$AP Ferg collaboration, “Red Light,” featuring offerings by Holy Goof, Effin, and Crankdat. NGHTMRE’s remix is out now on Francis’ IDGAFOS.
Two legends of EDM, Dillon Francis and Boombox Cartel, have finally come together and have produced one uplifting and energetic trap/future bass tuner. Entitled “Drip”, the song represents both these artists so well, perfectly portraying a style that they have both thrived on throughout their storied careers. Not only does this song bounce and hit
If a track bears Dillon Francis‘s ubiquitous emblem, listeners can expect a record that’s a little bit bombastic, packed with a whole lot of flavor. For his latest Mad Decent development, Francis signed on with equally fervid producer, Boombox Cartel for a smoldering new single, “Drip.”
Bolstered by hip-hop hot topic, Desiigner, “Drip” does just that, flowing through styles spanning Francis’s buoyant moombahton muscle to Boombox Cartel’s fluttering future bass/trap finesse. The producers’ seminal, festival-friendly flairs are on full, twofold display, with neither entity’s style audibly smothered by the other, as often happens with high-profile collaborations.
The momentous tune is a guaranteed soon-be-fixture in both producers’ prolific summer festival bookings, which include HARD Summer and EDC Korea for Francis and Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo for Boombox Cartel.