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Dillon Hart Francis (born October 5, 1987) is an American electronic-dance musician, known for being one of the pioneers of moombahton, a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton, and moombahcore, a sub-genre of electronic dance music deviating from moombahton. Dillon enjoys cats and they influence much of his work and cover art. Dillon plans on making enough money to save as many cats' lives as he can. He is particularly fond of the Scottish Fold.

Early life[]

Francis was born in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Dillon Francis: “I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My father is an alternative medicines doctor, so I guess he’s upper middle-class. But I came from the lower middle-class. When I was younger, my family lived in an apartment but now my dad has worked [his way up].

“I grew up in a really sheltered family. I didn't know the F-word until I was like 13. [Growing up sheltered] helps with… I don’t know what it helps with but I know it helps with something. I feel like my work ethic is amazing because of my parents.

“Growing up, I couldn't watch TV unless I watched two hours of Sesame Street a day to learn stuff. And then I had to go to study. I had Hooked on Phonics just so I could be ahead of the game. It’s weird. I’m happy with what my parents did for me and the type of work ethic I have.

“I don’t go out that often. When I’m at home, I’m constantly working on music. I've tried to have two relationships but I can’t even handle relationships.[1]


Francis first rose to fame after gaining the respect of American producer Diplo and eventually collaborating on the song "Que Que". His song "Masta Blasta", originally a 130 BPM house track, was edited after inspiration from Dutch musician Munchi and eventually ended up as the moombahton track that brought him to fame.[2] In 2010, Francis released his Swashbuckler EP on Play Me Records.[3]

He has released works on multiple labels including Dim Mak Records, Mad Decent[4] and OWSLA.[5]

In February 2012, Francis became the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot atop the Beatport Top 5 Releases Chart with the release of his extended play Something, Something, Awesome.[6]

In late 2012, he embarked on his Wet & Reckless tour across North America, as well as supporting the English electronic-music trio Nero on their Welcome Reality tour and English musician Flux Pavilion on his Standing on a Hill tour.[7]

In 2013 he announced a headlining 'Wurld Turr'[8] across the USA and Canada, as well as confirming that his debut album would be released in 2013. He also gained prominence by being announced as one of MTV Clubland's Artists to watch in 2013,[9] alongside acts such as Kill The Noise and Otto Knows.



Year Album Label Type
2010 Swashbuckler Play Me Records EP
2011 Westside! Mad Decent EP
2011 Ultra (with Cory Enemy) (Self Released) EP
2011 Bossa Rocka Top Billin EP
2011 Que Que (Remixes) (Diplo and Dillon Francis, featuring Maluca) Mad Decent EP
2012 Something, Something, Awesome. OWSLA EP
2012 Money Makin (Remixes) (with A-Trak) Fool's Gold Records EP


Year Song Label
2011 "I.D.G.A.F.O.S." Mad Decent
2012 "Money Makin" (with A-Trak) Fool's Gold Records
2012 "Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)" Mad Decent
2012 "Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)" Fly Eye Records
2013 "Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up) (The Rebirth) Fly Eye Records
2013 "Messages" (featuring Simon Lord) Mad Decent

Other appearances[]

Year Song Album Label
2011 "Beautician 2.0" Mad Decent Vol. 1 Mad Decent
2012 "Music Is Dead" (with Doctor P) Mr Mongoose's Fantastic Weekend EP Circus Records
2012 "Fiyah" Straight Up Electro House! Vol. 7 Straight Up
2012 "Epidemic" (with Jack Beats) Careless OWSLA
2012 "Here 2 China" (with Calvin Harris & Dizzee Rascal) 18 Months Fly Eye Records
2012 "Someone to Die For" (with Example) The Evolution of Man Data Records


Year Song Artist
2010 "Lassitude" DJ Fresh & Sigma
2011 "Spaceman" Vaski
2011 "Transition" DWNTWN
2011 "Take It Back" Toddla T
2011 "Just Fall" HeavyFeet featuring Hannah T
2011 "Look at Me Now" Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
2011 "Broken Hearts" Kito and Reija Lee
2011 "Hitz" Chase & Status featuring Tinie Tempah
2011 "She Blows (The Whistle Tune)" Time Takers
2011 "Swagger Jagger" Cher Lloyd
2011 "Hits Me Like a Rock" CSS
2011 "Louder" DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans
2011 "Stereo Hearts" Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine
2011 "Feel So Close" Calvin Harris
2011 "A Woman Like Me" Willy Joy
2011 "Turn It On" Kissy Sell Out
2011 "Earthquakey People" Steve Aoki featuring Rivers Cuomo
2011 "Circles" Digitalism
2011 "Kill the Noise" Kill The Noise
2011 "Who Is Ready to Jump" Chuckie
2012 "Pull Up, Wheel Up" Sinden
2012 "Hulk" Clockwork
2012 "Stars Come Out" Zedd featuring Heather Bright
2012 "Daydreamer" Flux Pavilion featuring Example
2012 "Control Freak" Steve Aoki featuring Blaqstarr & Kay
2012 "Finale" Madeon
2012 "Where Did I Go?" (with Kill Paris) Monsta
2012 "Like Home" Nicky Romero featuring Nervo
2013 "So Young So High" Dada Life
2013 "Carried Away" Passion Pit
2013 "Suit & Tie" Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z

Unreleased tracks[]

Year Song
2012 "The One (with Flux Pavilion)"
2013 "4 Munchi"
2013 "We Do It For The Kids"
2013 "Drunk All The Time"

See also[]


  • List of dubstep musicians
  • List of electro house artists
  • List of people from Los Angeles, California
  • List of record producers
  • Music of Los Angeles



  1. 1.0 1.1 Ahmed, Insanul (2012-03-13) Who Is Dillon Francis?. Complex. Retrieved on 2013-03-31.
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  6. Database (undated). "Something, Something, Awesome.Template:Spaced ndash Dillon Francis, Kill The Noise". Beatport. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
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  8. Marie, Shannon. (2013-01-25) Dillon Francis – Wurld Turr. ElectroJams. Retrieved on 2013-03-31.
  9. MTV Clubland's Artists To Watch In 2013 – Music, Celebrity, Artist News. MTV.com (2013-01-10). Retrieved on 2013-03-31.

External links[]

  • Template:URL, his official website
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