Dillon Francis is an American electronic musician and DJ who is credited as one of the pioneers of the moombahcore and moombahton styles of music.
In 2010 he caught the attention of Diplo with whom he collaborated on a track titled Que Que alongside Maluca. His claim to fame though was his moombahton track titled Masta Blasta. In 2012 he made history by becoming the first moombahton artists to top the Beatport chart with his EP Something, Something, Awesome.
That same year he went on his Wet & Reckless tour which took him to various cities across North America.
Most of his music has been released in the form of singles and EPs as is the case with many of his contemporaries. However, in 2014 he released his official full-length debut studio album titled Money Sucks, Friends Rule through Mad Decent and Columbia Records. It went on to sell more than 20,000 copies.
The album featured collaborations with several high-profile artists including Twista, DJ Snake, Major Lazer and Martin Garrix. In 2017 he announced that he would release a new album as an independent artist after having left Columbia Records.
The title of the album is Less Nights, More Days. A song titled Ven was released in January 2018 as the first single off the album. The second single We the Funk was released in February 2018, and a third one titled Sexo was released in April 2018.
Dillon has also remixed a large number of songs from other artists over the years. He’s also produced music for other musicians such as rapper G-Eazy’s track But a Dream.
Other artists he has collaborated with include Jarina De Marco, Doctor P, NGHTMRE, Will Heard, Skrillex, Brendon Urie, Major Lazer, The Chain Gang of 1974, Kygo and Jack Beats.
He has released more than 10 EPs as of June 2018 and numerous singles as well as remixes.
On the non-music side, Dillon has appeared on a comedy show titled What Would Diplo Do? The show initially aired on the Viceland network in 2017. He also made an appearance on the comedy game show Taskmaster US.
Dillon is a MacBook Pro user. Ableton Live is the DAW at the heart of his music production setup. Other than the usual popular plug-ins such as Massive and Sylenth1, he also uses a copy of Reveal Sound Spire synthesizer for creating sounds.
A pair of Adam Audio A8X studio monitors is his weapon of choice when it comes to monitoring his audio in the studio.
On the DJ side, he uses Serato for running most of his tracks. The software is coupled with the Pioneer DJM-900 SRT Serato mixer as a hardware controller. The Gemini CDJ-15X has also been used by the Dillon in the past.
Headphones that Dillon uses include the Audeze LCD3, Sony MDR-V55, WeSC x RZA: Chambers by RZA as well as various flavors of the Beats by Dre line.
Keyboard and controllers in his arsenal include a Clavia Nord Electro 3 61-key and a Mellotron M4000D mini.