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By 2017, platinum-selling DJ and producer, host and creator of TBS Digital’s One Deeper Talks, actor, and all-around nice guy Dillon Francis solidified himself as a modern-day renaissance man. Averaging over 4 million monthly Spotify streams, he achieved a string of smashes, including the #1 Dance Radio Airplay hit “Anywhere” [feat. Will Heard], “Candy” [feat. Snappy Jit], #1 Billboard Dance Club Songs chart-topper “Coming Over” with Kygo [feat. James Hersey], and the RIAA platinum-certified “Get Low” with DJ Snake—which surpassed 500 million worldwide streams. Francis initially made history in 2012 as “the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot on Beatport” with the Something, Something Awesome EP. His 2014 major label debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule [Mad Decent/Columbia Records], landed on Rolling Stone ’s “Top Electronic Albums of 2014” list. 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire EP bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.
He remains a festival favorite, igniting the stages of Coachella , Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra , TomorrowWorld , Electric Zoo , and more. 2017 saw him reprise his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. He consistently engages a social media following of 1.6 million on Instagram, 1.5 million on Facebook, and 921K on Twitter with a string of hilarious content as well as his YouTube series DJ World . His alter ego DJ Hanzel would not only open gigs, but also serves as the host for the comedic series One Deeper Talks . The real Francis’ music has piped through Furious 7 , Entourage , Neighbors , Zoolander 2 , and more. Now, he shakes things up once again with his 2017 single “Say Less” [feat. G-Eazy]—the first release under his own IDGAFOS independent label.