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Dillon Francis

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Almost out of nowhere, Los Angeles' Dillon Francis has broken from the throng of young electronic music dj/producers. With a stream of world-class remixes and releases, Dillon has caught the attention of some of the top players in club land, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Will.I.Am, Drop the Lime, Sinden and Tittsworth, to name some.

In less than a year his blistering productions have been heavily supported by Major Lazer, who opened their show with "Westside!", a Dutch-House flavored monster that was consistently rinsed by top djs on both sides of the pond, including Sinden and Steve Aoki. The tune is finally seeing a proper release on Diplo's Mad Decent label, where Dillon released his "Masta Blasta" EP as well as an upcoming EP release on Skrillex's OWSLA label. From his first dubstep release on Play Me Records, the heavy "Take Me High" peaked at No. 13 on the Beatport dubstep chart and was played in full by Rusko in every one of his sets during his OMG tour.

At ease behind the turntables and in the studio, in the electro world and in dubstep, Dillon is what you would call an open-format electronic dj who sees no delineation between making music and playing it. He has gotten huge support over the course of the past year and 2012 promises to be a great year.

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