Dillon Francis’ “Wurld Turr” with Oliver
Event on 2013-04-10 00:00:00
On Wednesday, April 10, OneEleven Productions welcomes Dillon Francis' "Wurld Turr" with special guest Oliver.
Not to be confused with the new pope, Dillon Francis is an 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.
Says Francis, “I grew up in a really sheltered family. I didn't know the F-word until I was like 13. 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.”
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. In 2010, Francis released his Swashbuckler EP on Play Me Records. He has released works on multiple labels including Dim Mak Records, Mad Decent and OWSLA.
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.
In 2013 he announced a headlining 'Wurld Turr' 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, alongside acts such as Kill The Noise and Otto Knows.
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