BBE & triple j present
DILLON FRANCIS (USA)
After selling out his first Sydney show in a matter of hours, BBE are proud to announce that Dillon Francis will be playing a very intimate show at Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 20 April!
Producer. DJ. Actor. Social Media Icon. Donut Activist. Is there anything Dillon Francis can't do? Well... NO!
It's been a long and torturous 394 days since he was last in Australia (not like we were counting or anything) but bass fans rejoice, your wait is over, as the the almighty Dillon Francis will be returning to our shores this April.
After a breakthrough 2014 that saw the release of his full length album debut, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, Dillon Francis' 2015 was nothing short of gargantuan. His latest EP, This Mixtape is Fire, went straight to #1 on the US Itunes Electronic/Dance Charts and signalled new heights climbed and conquered for this affable L.A. superstar. Featuring collaborations with some of the biggest names around - Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Chromeo and Kygo - the mixtape was an inspiring return to Dillon's Moombahton roots: "I'm always trying to mix it up. I'm never going to forget my roots just like I would never do an entire album that was straight Moombahton. This was just a fun record to make." If this wasn't enough, Dillon recently teamed up with Aussie star What So Not to create the hard-hitting, gob-smacking, bass-slapping Arrows, and added his unmistakable midas-touch to Disclosure and Sam Smith's anthem Omen.
So what else does Dillon Francis get up to when he's not releasing fire mixtapes or doing shoey's on festival main stages? His reputation for being an inventive, humorous and playful observer of pop culture led to his participation in the upcoming movie, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, which hit theatres around the world at the end of October last year. It seemed to dovetail nicely with his own off-the-wall aesthetic. "That was a blast to do," he says. "They had used some of my music for the film, and the next thing I know they're saying 'we want you to be in it. Anytime someone gives you a chance to be a zombie and die too, who could say no to that."
So what can we expect for the upcoming tour? In Dillon's words: "Anyone who follows my career knows I thrive on surprises." Hmmmm, we can't wait!