• Watch Dillon Francis’ ‘Ven’ Video Feat. Arcangel and Quimico Ultra Mega

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    Dillon Francis has shared the video for his Latin trap heater “Ven” featuring Puerto Rican rapper Arcangel and Dominican rapper Quimico Ultra Mega.

    Accented with scribble effects, the visual finds Arcangel and Quimico rapping in the streets of New York. Dillon makes a brief cameo.

    “Ven” is the first single from Dillon’s forthcoming Spanish-language album. The project will be executive produced by Mexican DJ/producer Toy Selectah.

    Watch the video above and download “Ven” on DJcity.

    Related: Dillon Francis Drops Latin Trap Single ‘Ven’ Feat. Arcangel and Quimico Ultra Mega

  • Dillon Francis Drops Latin Trap Single ‘Ven’ Feat. Arcangel and Quimico Ultra Mega

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    Though he gained fame by producing moombahton, Dillon Francis has never limited himself to one style. Now, the Los Angeles native has made a foray into Latin trap with his new single, “Ven.” The track features reggaeton icon Arcangel and Dominican rapper Quimico Ultra Mega.

    Recorded in the Dominican Republic, “Ven” is the first track from Francis’ upcoming Spanish-language album due out in spring. The project will be executive produced by Toy Selectah, a former member of the groundbreaking Mexican hip-hop group, Control Machete.

    “We decided to do some crazy club sh#t,” Francis said in the press release. “You don’t have to understand a word of the verses, because that drop is like the universal New York anthem — whether you’re American or Dominican. You could hear it on the dance floor and just not give a f*** what anyone thinks.”

    Stream “Ven” below and download it on DJcity.

    For the last 18 months i've been spending most of my time between shows at the studio. My goal was to have fun, inspire myself, and make something amazing, so when I got time in the studio I focused on making Moombahton records. I asked @toyselectah to help me source some vocals and we got into an amazing rhythm and I kept writing songs. We went to NY, Miami, Dominican Republic and Mexico City to work and it was some of the most incredible experiences ever. So here’s the first song off my upcoming album… VEN Feat. @Arcangel & @Quimicoultramega ••••••••••••••••••••OUT NOW•••••••••••••••••••••• There's A LOT of new music coming, and it's really exciting for me to share …i hope you love it.

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    Related: Watch: Dillon Francis Answers DJ Questions From Twitter

  • Watch: Dillon Francis Answers DJ Questions From Twitter

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    Dillon Francis recently took part in a Twitter Q&A in which he fielded questions from fans about DJing. The Los Angeles native received some funny inquiries, but he was also asked questions about the art and technical side of DJing.

    Watch the video above via WIRED.

    Related: Watch Dillon Francis Take the Hot Ones Challenge

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  • Watch Dillon Francis Take the Hot Ones Challenge

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    Dillon Francis is the latest celebrity to take on First We Feast’s Hot Ones challenge. The series challenges guests to answer questions while they eat spicy hot wings.

    Among the topics discussed were Francis’ prank war with former Hot Ones guest DJ Snake, his bromance with Diplo, and doing Crossfit with Skrillex. He also weighs in on celebrity DJs and talks about his wild tour rider.

    Dillon recently made his acting debut on Viceland’s TV comedy, What Would Diplo Do? In August, he dropped a Moksi-assisted remix to his single “Say Less” featuring G-Eazy.

    Watch Dillon take on the challenge above.

    Related: DJ Snake Answers Questions While Eating Spicy Food

  • Watch Dillon Francis’ ‘Say Less’ Video Feat. G-Eazy

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    Dillon Francis and G-Eazy‘s trap-infused collaboration “Say Less” has received the visual treatment.

    The movie-like video follows the DJ and rapper as they make their way to a wild party. The night ends in disaster, though.

    “I’ve known Dillon forever and it’s always fun working with him,” G-Eazy said in a press release. “With this video, we wanted to do something out of the ordinary with a cinematic feel to it. I think the twist at the end really takes it to another level.”

    “Say Less” was DJcity’s 23rd most downloaded track of April.

    Watch the video above and download the song on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Dillon Francis’ Video for ‘Anywhere’ Ft. Will Heard

  • Watch Dillon Francis’ Video for ‘Anywhere’ Ft. Will Heard

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    Dillion Francis has some of the best music videos around. They’re not only unique — but pretty damn funny. That’s why we always watch them from start to finish.

    Dill’s visual for his indie dance single “Anywhere” is no exception. The song, which features UK singer Will Heard, was one of DJcity’s most downloaded tracks of September.

    Watch the video above and download the single on DJcity.

    Related: Watch Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE’s ‘Need You’ Video

  • Watch LOSKIN’s ‘Bedroom Sessions’ Routine

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    LOSKIN, a DJ/turntablist from Kaliningrad, Russia, throws down a routine with Dillon Francis’ remix of DJ Snake‘s “Propaganda.”

    Follow LOSKIN on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, VK, and YouTube.

    If you have what it takes to be featured in the next Bedroom Sessions episode, send a sample video to brs@djcity.com.

    Related: Ural, Russia Represents in DJcityTV’s ‘Cutting Room’

  • Watch Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE’s ‘Need You’ Video

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    Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE‘s new moombahton single “Need You” has received a hilarious visual. Set in a suburban backyard, the video stars Dillon as a ridiculous DJ who transforms a dull neighborhood gathering into a wild party.
    “Need You” has amassed over half a million SoundCloud plays since its release last week and is currently number ten on DJcity. Watch above and download the track on DJcity.
    Related: Spryte Blends Yo Gotti’s ‘Down in the DM’ With NGHTMRE’s ‘Burn Out’

  • Cory Enemy: One of the Most Influential EDM Producers You’ve Never Heard Of

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    Cory Enemy performs on Bro Safari’s “Black Out Tour” on Sept. 12, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Oh Snap Kid)
    Los Angeles producer/DJ Cory Enemy is best known for mentoring Dillon Francis and crafting pop songs for stars like Chris Brown and Ellie Goulding. Now, after years of grinding behind the scenes, the Grammy-nominated producer is reinventing himself as a solo act.
    From 2007 to 2011, Cory was part of a production team led by the legendary Dallas Austin, whose credits include Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” and TLC’s “Creep.” Austin had discovered Cory at a Las Vegas nightclub, and within months signed him to a production deal and began mentoring him in Atlanta. Cory, who grew up in a small town near Death Valley, California, was now surrounded by southern rap icons like Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame.
    Around that time, a young Dillon Francis caught wind of Cory’s new job in Atlanta and asked to be his intern. The two had known each other through the Hollywood club circuit, where Cory DJed at parties with Steve Aoki and DJ AM. At first, Cory wasn’t sold on the idea of mentoring Francis, but he eventually agreed and Francis shadowed him in Atlanta for about a year. The two became close friends, and the rest is history.
    By 2011, Cory had returned to Los Angeles to launch a production company with Austin, who was now his partner. The two worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Katy Perry, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, and Carly Rae Jepsen. But despite making good money and working with some of music’s biggest stars, Cory grew tired of pop music. That’s when Brillz, the founder of the Twonk movement, convinced him to embrace his inner weirdness and launch a solo career.
    Things are looking good so far. Cory’s latest release, a remix of a cover of Jack U’s “Where Are U Now,” had the rare honor of getting reposted on Diplo’s personal SoundCloud page (the Mad Decent chief’s curation usually happens on his “Diplo Approved” account). Before that, Cory dropped “Ibanez” with A-Trak, a guitar-laden groover with 640,000 SoundCloud plays. His next single, a collaboration with buzzing UK duo AlunaGeorge, is set to drop soon.
    As if that wasn’t enough, Cory recently launched a production company and music collective called SPKTRM with former Diplo collaborator Djemba Djemba.
    We sat down with Cory at his home in Hollywood to discuss his diverse and accomplished career and what we can expect from him in the future.

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    How did living in Atlanta influence your sound?
    Atlanta is a very particular place — it’s a music mecca. There’s so many talented artists and producers that have come from there in the last three decades. I got the opportunity to work with some very talented people and the urban flair was injected into what I do.
    Who did you meet there?
    Dallas knows everyone. We worked with Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and Jazze Pha. I used to sit there and watch Jazze, he’s the funniest dude. Drumma Boy had a room in Dallas’ studio and was there all the time. Also, Dallas’ mom is famous for her cooking and every Sunday she would come over to his house and make the most incredible southern meal. CeeLo Green and Steve Harvey were always there. The list goes on.
    Wasn’t Justin Bieber in Atlanta around that time?
    Yeah, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was Dallas’s production assistant — he worked with Dallas for years. I remember the first time Scooter brought Justin around, it was before he put out his first song. He was singing and playing drums in the studio — I thought he was very talented.
    How did you end up mentoring Dillon Francis?
    I didn’t know him that well at the time, but we had a lot of mutual friends in Los Angeles. After he had graduated high school, he hit me up and asked to be my intern. He had just started producing and his tracks were really bad. [laughs] Everyone’s tracks are bad when they start but what interested me was the crazy amount of drive that he had. We also got along and I thought he was a funny dude. [laughs] So, I told him to come to Atlanta and sleep on my couch and he stayed with me on and off for like a year. We continued working together after I returned to Los Angeles and made an EP called Ultra.

    What kind of influence did you have on him?
    He ghosted me and was with me every second of the day while we were in Atlanta. I showed him everything I knew how to do. I think my signature technique of chopping up vocals and making melodies out of them had an influence on him. I’ve been using that technique ever since the Philippians, one of my first bands.
    You did a brief stint in New York City. What did you accomplish there?
    I had a lot of friends there and an opportunity to be Sky Ferreira’s music supervisor. But I ended up getting approached by the record label people I had met through Dallas in Atlanta. They realized that EDM was going to be the next big thing and remembered that I was the kid at Dallas’ studio who tried to get them to listen to deadmau5. So they invited me to their offices and I made good relationships with executives like [Sony Music’s] Peter Edge. I got hired to do remixes and that inspired me to shop my tracks.
    Is that when you started focusing on pop music?
    I actually went back to Atlanta after spending about a year in New York. At the time, Dallas was working with Chris Brown, but they were in a rut and asked for my help. Chris told me that he wanted to make a dubstep track so I produced a song for him and it turned into “Key 2 Your Heart.” Chris and his label loved it and people were freaking out because no one had done a dubstep-pop crossover yet. The song was my first placement and I got a lot of opportunities immediately after producing it.

    What kind of opportunities?
    Dallas asked if I wanted to start a new production company with him as an equal partner, which is something that he wouldn’t have done before. I was like, “Holy sh#t, this is f#cking crazy.” My only stipulation was that we had to move to Los Angeles. I couldn’t live in Atlanta with everything that was happening in LA at the time — the EDM scene was blowing up. So, we moved there in a month and built a studio on La Brea [Avenue], which is where he’s still at. That’s when I honed my ability to produce pop. We got a lot of placements during that time.
    Are there any notable songs that you didn’t receive credit for?
    There’s a lot of tracks that I’m not credited on, although I always had some publishing. I wasn’t credited for any of the Katy Perry songs that I co-produced, but I got the opportunity to remix her song “Peacock” and it was included on her album Teenage Dream. It’s actually the only remix that’s been included on one of her albums as a bonus track. I got credited for everything once I started the production team with Dallas, though.

    So why did you stop producing for pop artists?
    I got really sick of being asked to make Calvin Harris songs over and over again. Progressive house is all that the labels wanted, but I wanted to push into the future. I had accomplished a lot with pop and I knew it would always be there for me so I said “f#ck it” and decided to focus on being an artist.
    Did you feel pressured to focus on a particular style?
    Yeah, but I wasn’t willing to compromise my creative integrity just to get a following. From a marketing standpoint, it’s important to have “a sound,” but I would hate my life if people expected me to make the same song over and over again. I can make a lot of different styles and I’m influenced by a lot of different things so I try to mesh them all together.
    What’s the response been?
    I think fans are opening up more than ever before, and as a result, artists are feeling less pigeon-holed. I’ve got every style of bass music on my SoundCloud page and my fan base is growing. They appreciate all of it and the most common comment that I get is that I’m versatile. I’m also able to play whatever I want at shows: trap, future bass, house, and big room. It’s working and kids are liking it.

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    And you’ve avoided becoming a jack of all trades and a master of none.
    I can make a song from start to finish in a day and not a lot of guys can do that. When I find a sound that I like, I’ll wrap my head around it and make 50 songs in that genre. I’ll learn it, develop it, and then make it my own. So before I release a song in that style, I have already made a bunch that will never see the light of day or end up getting sold to someone else.
    What about your new production company and collective? Who’s involved in that?
    It started out with just Djemba Djemba and me, but Sweater Beats is now involved and Dallas is helping out with A&R. He’s our Don Draper. We’ve also got a handful of other producers on the team like Dan Farber and Black Monday.
    How is it different from all the other production companies?
    The demand for the future sound is increasing and we want to be the go-to production company for it. Our plan is to put a high volume of authentic future-sounding music that we can then translate to radio and shop to labels. Right now we’re working on records for Kanye West, Tinashe, and Janet Jackson, just to name a few.

    Follow Cory Enemy on Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Twitter.
    Special thanks to our friend DJCJ for introducing us to Cory.

    Related: Dillon Francis on Going from Club Promoter to Festival Headliner

  • Dillon Francis Drops NSFW Video for ‘Not Butter’

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    Within days of performing at EDC Las Vegas, Dillon Francis dropped what might be the most NSFW music video of the year so far. The video, which presumably pokes fun at a branding agency’s attempt to sell EDM culture, begins with a typical party scene and then turns into a full on orgy (censored, of course). Watch the visuals above and download the song here.
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