DILLON FRANCIS RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “WHITE BOI” (FEAT. LAO RA)
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM WUT WUT DUE FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 28
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Photo credit: Thomas Falcone
Los Angeles, CA – September 12, 2018 – Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today released “White Boi” (feat. Lao Ra), the lead single off his forthcoming new album WUT WUT, due for release on September 28 via his own IDGAFOS record label. Recorded alongside rising Colombian “pineapple pop” vocalist, Lao Ra, the song is available to stream and download starting today.
“This record is really special to me because it’s one of the few songs on my album that’s in both English and Spanish,” shared Francis. “I think Lao Ra is a freaking star, and working with her was a dream come true! It was so easy to write this song together, and we’ve already started working on many more. I can’t wait for the world to hear ‘White Boi’!”
“This is an ode to the white boys in my life and how exotic and endearing they are to me. Think Dillon loved the fact that he was a white boy himself. The song might be about something else tho’ but that’s for you to find out,” added Lao Ra.
Francis today also released an accompanying music video for the track, directed by Allie Avital. Filmed in the Dominican Republic, the vibrant clip shows Lao Ra tell multiple characters portrayed by Francis, as well as anyone else who will listen, about the white boy she fell in love with. Watch it HERE.
Stream And Download “White Boi” (feat. Lao Ra)
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WUT WUT follows Francis’ 2014 debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, and sees him return to his moombahton roots and early Latin influences. Executive produced by Toy Selectah, the album was recorded in New York City, Miami, Dominican Republic, and Mexico City. WUT WUT is available to pre-order on iTunes, pre-add on Apple Music, and pre-save on Spotify now HERE.
Francis began teasing teasing the album earlier this year with the release of tracks “Ven” (feat. Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega), “We The Funk” (feat. Fuego), “BaBaBa” (feat. Young Ash), “Look At That Butt” (feat. Jarina De Marco), and “Never Let You Go” (feat. De La Ghetto). “We The Funk” (feat. Fuego) debuted in the Top 20 at Spanish Pop Radio and earned Francis Artist Of The Week on Spotify’s marquee ¡Viva Latino! playlist. Critics were quick to praise the album’s early singles as “wild, bright moombah bass to get your body doing things you didn’t know it could” (Billboard) and “energetic and fun with just the right amount of inherent humor thrown in” (Your EDM), with Dancing Astronaut adding, “Dillon Francis’ movement back into the realm of Caribbean rhythms may cement him as one of the most popular and relevant producers of the time.”
IDGAFOS originated from Francis’ 2011 song of the same name, which at the time, reflected the culmination of his signature musical productions. The term has since evolved into a rallying cry for all things Dillon Francis — his clothing line, epic live show, and now an outlet with which to release his new music. In his own words, IDGAFOS is “to be spirited and happy… to never give a fuck or shit about anything but remaining positive.”
In the coming months, Francis will appear at numerous music festivals and wrap the third consecutive year of his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
Dillon Francis Live Dates
09/14/18 Las Vegas, NV Intrigue Las Vegas
9/21/18 Pittsburgh, PA Thrival Festival
09/22/18 Las Vegas, NV Encore Beach Club
09/28/18 Las Vegas, NV Encore Beach Club
10/13/18 Denver, CO Mile High Spirits Block Party
10/28/18 San Antonio, TX Mala Luna Music Festival
11/09/18 Orlando, FL EDC Orlando
11/10/18 Tucson, AZ Dusk Music Festival
ABOUT DILLON FRANCIS Platinum-selling artist, DJ, producer, and all-around nice guy Dillon Francis will continue to surprise fans worldwide in 2018. His catalog encompasses 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. He initially landed in the history books during 2012 as “the first moombahton artist to achieve the number-one spot on Beatport” on the Something, Something Awesome EP. His 2014 major label debut, Money Sucks, Friends Rule [Mad Decent/Columbia Records], graced Rolling Stone’s “Top Electronic Albums of 2014” list as 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire EP bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.
Francis consistently engages a social media following of 2 million on Instagram, 1.5 million on Facebook, and 1 million on Twitter with a string of hilarious content. He remains a festival favorite, igniting the stages including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo. Moreover, his music has lit up Furious 7, Entourage, Neighbors, Zoolander 2, and more. For tour dates, love letters and more information visit www.dillonfrancis.com.
ABOUT LAO RA Lao Ra has earned her reputation for twisting an eclectic array of underground sounds – and an at-times extreme upbringing – into global-pop with as much bite as it boasts colour. Now digging deeper into her South American heritage than ever before – combined with elements of dancehall, reggaeton, afrobeat, and hip-hop – Lao Ra’s is a story of dislocation and defiance. Growing up in Bogota, talk of bombs and extradition were commonplace in the playground, and so Lao Ra and her brothers were in large part introduced to music by the necessity to stay safe indoors and watch MTV. Once relocated to London, Lao Ra began producing her own demos, but her ‘Colombianness’ wasn’t coming through in the way that she wanted. But beginning with ‘Jesus Made Me Bad’, which ruffled feathers and the local charts back home – plus a string of acclaimed tracks since then, including ‘Me Gusta’ (ft. Afro B), ‘Body Bounce’ (ft. Konshens) and ‘Drum Machine’ – Lao Ra has developed that clearly charismatic voice of her own. Here, frequently, are songs celebrating femininity, power, heartache and sex; uplifting international pop, but always with a sting in its tail. It’s a sound that is already evolving fast, and seems innately able to translate to crowds far beyond Lao Ra’s own (she has already toured with acts as diverse as MØ, Crystal Fighters and Anne Marie to Rejjie Snow and Bomba Estereo, picking up tens of millions of streams along the way). Earlier this summer, Lao Ra released her latest singles “No Pressure” and “Patrona”.