March 15 2011
Westside! EP Sep 12 2012
“At first I wasn’t sure about Moombahton- I didn’t really get it until I heard this track and then it made sense” ~Annie Mac talking about “Masta Blasta” on Radio 1
Almost out of nowhere, Dillon Francis has broken from the throng of young electronic music producers with a stream of world-class remixes. Dillon has caught the attention of some of the top players, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Will I. Am, Drop The Lime, Sinden, and Tittsworth to name a few. His blistering productions have been heavily supported by Major Lazer, who have opened their show with “Westside!,” the Dutch House-flavored monster that was consistently rinsed by top DJs on both sides of the pond. “Masta Blasta” (see above) is also finally seeing the light of day alongside 2 other huge productions: “Que Que” Ft. Maluca, and “Brazzer’s Theme.”
“Masta Blasta” starts off the EP at 108 BPM perfecting the new Moombahton sound that has infiltrated American dance clubs. Dillon squeezes in everything great about the genre; Dutch stabs, smooth bass, and a dozen drops, making it a flagship track for the movement. “Westside!”, a coproduction with DJ Ammo, speeds things up with huge synth stabs and a build that drives crowds into a frenzy. On “Que Que” Dillon teams up with label head Diplo and frequent Mad Decent collaborator Maluca, slowing things back down to Moombahton Levels while Maluca drops a mean latin hook. The last track on the EP, “Brazzers Theme,” features the originator of Moombahton, Dave Nada. “Brazzers” starts of with a sultry beat until hitting the drop where a single siren gets pitched to the stratosphere. The only remix in the pack is held down by Munchi, the Dutch/Dominican prodigy making waves in the dance community with original productions and remixes in just about every style imaginable. For his remix of “Brazzers Theme,” Munchi takes all the mellow sections and simplifies them, while making the drop even more loud and frantic than the original. Look out for his own EP on Mad Decent soon!