Dillon Francis Talks MTV Show, Upcoming Madeon Remix, and Doing Shoe-ies
No individual in dance music had a bigger year in 2014 than the LA-native Dillon Francis. His debut album Money Sucks, Friends Rule was released to massive acclaim, and he embarked on his own solo tour by the same name. He headlined festivals across the world, like HARD’s flagship festival HARD Summer and Australia’s Field Day festival. He possesses one of the largest, fastest growing, and loyal fanbases in all of dance music thanks in part to his hilarious Instagram personalities, as he also gives his fans a glimpse of the real Dillon behind the scenes. After headlining Field Day in Australia, Dillon sat down with Australian radio station Triple J to discuss the upcoming year, his new remix for Madeon, as well as a special surprise with he has in store with MTV.
Dillon has kicked off 2015 alongside with deadmau5’s record label Mau5trap with a remix contest for his remix of deadmau5’s track “Some Chords,” so that he can find "the next Madeon.” The young Frenchman, Madeon, was actually introduced to the EDM scene due to a remix contest of Pendulum’s track “The Island,” and according to Francis, “Ultra wanted to do [the contest], and I thought it was a cool idea... so hopefully we find the next Madeon.”
While on the topic of Madeon, Dillon also revealed that he is working on a remix of Madeon’s latest track “Imperium,” but he says, “I just haven’t had the time to finish it because I haven’t been home in a month.” “Imperium” is a hard-hitting, gritty electro track with glittering synths and a glitchy feel, the perfect track for Dillon’s moombahton and trap-influenced style. Though there has no official preview or announcement of this remix, Dillon promises that it’s "coming eventually," so keep an eye out.
Perhaps the most exciting news that the young, talented producer shared is on the subject of a new TV show, as he has ben working on a pilot for MTV, which begins filming this year. Dillon wasn't allowed to divulge much information about this mysterious pilot, or what the premise of the show was, but knowing his personality and affinity for the comical - it's undoubtedly an exciting venture on the horizon.
Check out the full recording of his interview with Triple J below.