Dillon Francis has released the music video for his recent mixtape standout “Still Not Butter,” and it’s just as funny as one would expect from dance music’s premier content creator. The hilarious new visual brings back “Not Butter” director, Brandon Dermer, with a high-octane take on the superficial cell phone shopping spree era with the song’s lyrics in mind: “It looks great, it feels great, it can make anything better, put it on anything, it’s good for your skin, it’s basically the real thing; no one will know.”
This comes after the first half of Francis’ Magic Is Real mixtape, which included the inventive dance moves from “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It)” and elderly people sitting on cakes in “Bawdy” featuring TV Noise and Big Freedia. The full mixtape is set for release on November 15, landing via Francis’ IDGAFOS imprint and Diplo’s Mad Decent.
The promise of big beats and an off-the-wall vocal was too seductive for Dillon Francis to keep his hands off. Fresh from the first wave of his new EP series, Magic Is Real, the gifted goofball and IDGAFOS label head was tapped for an official remix of Saweetie’s new single, “My Type.”
It should come with no additional surprise that the LA producer dosed the track with his signature, ultra-potent moombahton flair. The remix touts thunderous horns and walloping beats, which prelude a whistling winded melody. Saweetie’s salaciously irreverent rapping stands as swimming complement to Francis’s perpetually playful production (see: alarm clock sample—nice).
The artist has been toiling away in the studio this year, with not only a four-tracker from earlier this month, but a sundry of other singles bearing the Dillon Francis earmark. He’s scheduled to perform at New York City’s infamous Avant Gardner tomorrow night.
Dillon Francis‘ status as one of the spunkiest acts in the electronic circle has been well-earned and cemented through a steady stream of releases that, over the years, have evidenced Francis’ capacity to think outside the box. In short, his playful personality is always alive in his music.
His catalog is consequently colored by imaginative tunes; the constituting cuts turn dance music on its head and prove infallible when it comes to eliciting the shake of the hips from streamers who bump the eccentric beats. Nothing’s different on Magic Is Real (Part 1), released jointly through Francis’s IDGAFOS imprint and Diplo’s Mad Decent label housing.
The four-cut mixtape hosts “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It)” and “Bawdy,” which surfaced before the project’s debut. Magic Is (Real Part 1) is diverse: “GO OFF (Nuthin’ 2 It)’s” buoyant infrastructure allows the song to float effortlessly in line with the breezy vocal. Meanwhile, the moombahton flavor so familiar to Francis’ cornerstone sound reenters with wild spirit on “Bawdy.” Reggaeton influence is audible on “Bomboclot (Light It Up),” and not to be neglected is the heavy-handed mid-tempo heard on “Still Not Butter,” which provides the resounding finale to Magic is Real (Part 1). Magic is indeed real, and Francis works his on the mixtape.
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.
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 has dropped a new single, “Change Your Mind,” featuring iHeart Radio‘s Best New Alternative Rock Artist of the year, lovelytheband. After securing Latin Grammy and Latin American Music Awards nominations late last year for “Sexo” from his sophomore WUT WUT LP, Francis touched R&B with his bilingual “Fix Me” alongside Cuco. Now, the producer known for popularizing moombahton is expanding his repertoire into the indie-rock space.
“I’m truly so excited about this new song with lovelytheband,” Francis said in a release. “We have been keeping this song a secret for a long time and FINALLY we get to let the world hear it!!!!”
After traveling with Alison Wonderland on their co-headlining Lost My Mind tour, Francis is looking toward his headlining Coachella Music Festival performance. “Change Your Mind” provides a nice lead into festival season for the festival-seasoned veteran.
Dillon Francis and Cuco have dropped off the new music video for their bilingual collaboration, “Fix Me.” The track’s new video features hilarious superimposed visuals of painful crashes that might hurt worse than heartbreak. From parkour fails to snowboarding accidents to firework misfires, this video is chock full of ways to fall—fans of Chive TV will feel right at home with this one. Emerging producer Cuco’s first offering in 2019 finds him teamed up Francis, amid the Latin Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling DJ/producer’s busy itinerary on the “Lost My Mind Tour” tour with Alison Wonderland.
Cuco recently finished up his headlining California tour for the month of February that included two special Valentines Day shows at The Fonda in Los Angeles. In comic fashion, the collaboration also spawned the release of a “Fix Me” candle available for purchase on Francis’ IDGAFOS label website. See the full video below.
Dillon Francis has teamed up with Cuco for a slow burner, ”Fix Me,” that plays with stingy synths alongside involved high hats and an easygoing rhythm. The Chicano heartthrob plays the lead on the track, effortlessly transitioning from English to Spanish while maintaining an R&B flow. Francis’ atmospheric production provides a platform for Cuco to shine, earning them a spot on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.
After a stellar 2018, Francis started 2019 with an Alison Wonderland collaboration, “Lost My Mind,” which introduced their co-headlining Lost My Mind tour. He also made a song for The Lego Movie 2 that featured auto-tune legend T-Pain and That Girl Lay Lay. Lego Cuco is about to embark embark on a California tour starting Feb. 12.
Get Lost My Mind tour tickets here, and find ticket info for Cuco here.
Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland are nearing their co-headlining tour, and fans can finally listen to the title track of the tour—a long-awaited collaboration between the two titled, “Lost My Mind.” The track is out now via Francis’s label, IDGAFOS. A mixture of punching vocals weaving in and out of catchy notes build anticipation as electronic layers heighten the tune’s intensity. Eventually, “Lost My Mind,” spirals into a dirty bass drop, releasing the pent up energy the two producers culminate in the intro.
Dillon Francis took to social media to explain how he and Alison Wonderland managed to link with one another, forming an unlikely bond over Croatian football. Eventually, the friendship would blossom into a collaboration and a full fledged tour to boot.
Both artists teased the release during their respective sets at EDC Orlando in 2018, and the full track has certainly proven to be worth the wait. It’s clear that Francis is returning to his harder roots after taking a brief bass break to produce his Latin-inspired moombah album, WUT WUT, which nabbed him a Latin Grammy nomination at the tail end of last year. Francis and his Aussie counterpart will be kick off their joint tour in Madison, Wisconsin on January 31. Check “Lost My Mind” in full below.
Dillon Francis fans just might have something to GAFOS about come 2019. A Twitter user recently tweeted Francis to inquire why the WUT WUT producer had not announced a date for his annual IDGAFOS show at Los Angeles’ Shrine, and as Francis’ response suggests, 2019 could very well hold not one individual IDGAFOS performance, but a whole IDGAFOS weekend.
Francis stated that he has “something bigger & better planned for next year,” and hash tagged “#idgafosWeekend,” which appears to indicate a multi-day event larger in scale than Francis’ yearly Shrine billing. Francis remained mum on details beyond mere mention that “something bigger & better” is on the way, leaving the questions of event scale, lineup, and potential location unclear, but given the energy of Francis’ live shows, a full fledged IDGAFOS weekend could very well be one of 2019’s most momentous electronic affairs.