It's been a long road but the day has finally come. Magic Is Real, the seven-track mixtape from platinum-selling DJ/producer Dillon Francis is upon us. The IDGAFOS frontman has been steadily releasing songs off of the mixtape since late August on the Mad Decent imprint. He's now back to close to the curtains on the groove-inducing fever dream of a collection with two new tracks.
The first track added to the lineup is a collaboration with Miami native Nitti Gritti. "Salsabahton (Shake That Booty)" does its name justice, incorporating Latin and moombahton elements that will get crowds hips moving like there is no tomorrow. The next new addition is a break from the higher energy pieces featured on the mixtape. "Barely Breathing," which features 19-year old Swedish artist Vera Hotsauce, is much more of a pop-leaning track. Vera's lush vocals pair beautifully with the midtempo trap elements of Francis' production.
In conjunction with the release, Francis enlisted the help of some friends to announce the mixtape. The short clip features the fan-favorite characters Hansel, Becky, and Preston who all come together to create this hilarious promo video.
Francis kicked things off with Magic Is Real Pt. 1. It featured the deep house track "GO OFF (Nuthin' 2 It)", the bounce collaboration between TV Noise and Big Freedia, "Bawdy," the trap-dancehall hit "Bomboclat (Light It Up)" featuring Bunji Garlin, and the "Not Butter" follow-up, "Still Not Butter." He began to close in on the final release date by dropping another killer moombahton hit, "DFR."
For super fans, Magic Is Real is due to be released on a 12-inch glitter vinyl and "cassette" USB. You can pre-order here.