HARD Presents continues to grow their incredible Holy Ship! and Day of the Dead brands, but today we get the lineup for their biggest event of the year, HARD Summer. They somehow managed to match if not top last year's lineup from the headliners down to all the amazing acts sprinkled throughout. Headliners include Jack U, The Weeknd, Ratatat, Chromeo, Dillon Francis and many more. They continue to shift from their rave roots into more of a traditional music festival incorporating live acts.
The festival will take place over the weekend of August 1st & 2nd at it's original location of Fairplex, CA right outside of LA.
Watch the outrageous trailer below featuring Dillon Francis breaking out from a band to a solo spooning act with cameos from Skrillex, Destructo, Chromeo, Mija and more.
Rising superstar Kygo is taking the dance world by storm one release and mainstage festival play at a time. Well before his massive performance at Coachella yesterday, Kygo announced on his Facebook page that he'd be throwing out 20 special usb sticks in the crowd that would hold a surprise. That surprised ended up being his collab with Dillon Francis titled "Coming Over," and features vocals from James Hershey. You can stream the high quality mp3 below and look out for an official release. Enjoy
Kygo & Dillon Francis (Ft James Hersey) – Coming Over
Dillon Francis and DJ Snake's collaborative track “Get Low” became one of the largest party anthems of last year, and Dillon and Snake even remixed their own track with “The Rebirth in Paris.” Some thought the song was right at the tail end of it's life, and today it gets a blast of new life.
While Rae Sremmurd are in the middle of taking the rap world by storm seemingly overnight, they have found time to add their high energy antics to the track. It definitely feels like the artists' labels were responsible with this pairing to milk everything they can out of the track, but it also works. Listen to the full song below and we will keep you posted on an official release. Enjoy!
Dillon Francis, DJ Snake – Get Low Remix (Ft. Rae Sremmurd)
LA based producer and TSIS favorite Jauz further cements himself as the American answer to the future house sound, always expanding his productions with every track. His flips of Tiga's "Bugatti" and A$AP Rocky's "Hella Hoes" have become festival anthems and today we get his latest, re-remixing Dillon Francis' flip of "Some Chords" by deadmau5. With that mouthful out of the way, sit back and enjoy the new track!
Deadmau5 X Dillon Francis – Some Chords (Jauz ReRemix) | Free Download
Mysteryland USA 2015 Lineup Is Out Of Control Featuring Porter Robinson, Diplo, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Madeon and 100 more!Posted in Bangin, Chill, News by nick | Tags: Dillon Francis, Diplo, Kygo, Lineup, Madeon, Mysteryland, Porter Robinson
The incredible folks at ID&T who are responsible for both iconic and globally renown festivals TomorrowLand and TomorrowWorld expanded their first live event Mysteryland to the US last year and it was quite a success. The festival took over the same location as the historic American music festival Woodstock 69' which provided the perfect backdrop to the new festival. The festival will be returning over the weekend of May 23rd – 24th this year.
Just minutes ago festival organizers unleashed the lineup for the 2015 edition of the festival, and man did they step it up for year two.
Headliners include Diplo, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Madeon, Robin Schulz, GRiZ, Gramatik, The Martinez Brothers, Netsky and so many others!
This year’s festival also has an exceptionally well-curated lineup featuring a massive spread of genres.
With the likes of tropical wonderkid Kygo headlining the main stage it’s evident that the “Tropical House” explosion is not slowing down anytime soon. Rising stars Bakermat and Klingande are sure to help cement this wave of popularity as well.
Another group making an impact are all of the Electro-Funk/Soul acts like heavyweights Griz and Gramatik holding it down with Manic Focus which are all live acts that are sure to not disappoint.
Most impressive seems to be that American festivals such as Mysteryland are starting to curate lineups that include pioneers in the deep house and tech house genres. For tech house we have the much talked about Ibiza legends The Martinez Brothers headlining the Flying Circus stage on Sunday along with Martin Buttrich. You know deep house is alive and well at Mysteryland when you have artists like UK’s Maya Jane Coles and Matthew Dear curating their own stage.
Although mainstream electronic music has been scaled back, Mysteryland still secured some all time favorites such as Porter Robinson, Diplo, Dillon Francis and Bro Safari. Overall a very well rounded line up that is sure to please.
HARD Presents… First Ever “Go HARD Tour” with DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, Tchami and Many MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, go hard tour, Griz, HARD Presents, Mat Zo, RL Grime
One of the US's top electronic promoters, HARD Presents, is easily one of the most cutting edge, forward thinking companies in the game, responsible for many incredible events including the dance festival cruise Holy Ship!, two of LA's biggest annual festivals HARD Summer and Day of the Dead, and HARD Red Rocks on top of various other one off events and stages around the globe.
Gary Richards aka DESTRUCTO, the man behind HARD Presents, has just shared some exciting news about the company taking their party for the first time on a full fledged tour, the Go HARD Tour. They will be taking over 5 cities including Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, and Toronto.
The lineup for this exciting run of shows will range drastically from date to date; from buzzing rap stars A$AP Ferg and Rae Sremmurd to festival bass-heavy headliners Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, and DJ Snake, to house heads Eric Prydz, Tchami, Destructo, Mat Zo, Jauz, Amtrac and even some live electronic beasts including Big Gigantic, Griz, Porter Robinson's new live show among many more. See below for the full lineup for every date / venue.
Check out the line ups by date below and grab your tickets this Friday here.
SEATTLE – April 25th, The Tacoma Dome
PORTER ROBINSON (LIVE) | FLOSSTRADAMUS
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | DESTRUCTO
JAUZ | ANNA LUNOE | WAX MOTIF
NEW ORLEANS – May 2nd, Champions Square
DJ SNAKE | ZEDS DEAD | BIG GIGANTIC
TCHAMI | RAE SREMMURD | GTA
DESTRUCTO | WAX MOTIF
MIAMI – May 16th, Klipsch Amphitheater
DILLON FRANCIS | MAT ZO | RAE SREMMURD
BRO SAFARI | WHAT SO NOT | DESTRUCTO
GRIZ | TOKIMONSTA | AMTRAC
DALLAS – May 29th, Southside Ballrom
RL GRIME | A$AP FERG | GTA
DESTRUCTO | JAUZ | SNAKEHIPS
+ MORE TBA
TORONTO – May 30th, TD Echo Beach
ERIC PRYDZ | DILLON FRANCIS | RL GRIME
BIG GIGANTIC | DESTRUCTO | TOKIMONSTA
ETHAN KATH OF CRYSTAL KASTLES | COSELLA
Mysterious producer KSHMR has still not let his identity surface, more than a year after turning out tunes like "No Heroes" with Firebeatz, "Burn" and others. But this has not prevented the artist from making quite a name for himself leading us to two of his biggest tracks to date. Today, we get his collaboration alongside powerhouse Dillon Francis, "Clouds."
The high energy anthem goes back to Dillon's earlier Moombahton roots in terms of style, but brings a new, 2015, powerful edge that is ready to ignite the largest of festival crowds. The song also features singing from Becky G, a budding pop star who brings a polished, yet youthful twist to the song with her vocals. We are excited to bring you guys the premiere on this one and even an exclusive download for our readers. KSHMR also has a collaboration with Tiesto set to release next month, so watch out for the masked producer as 2015 is set to be his true breakout year. Enjoy!
KSHMR & Dillon Francis – Clouds | Free Download
Canadian duo Zeds Dead are back with another episode of their "Coffee Break" series but this time they have invited Dillon Francis to join the ride. This is not a normal coffee session as the ZD boys ask Dillon a series of hilarious questions like "What is your favorite part of a cat?" with classic outrageous Dillon answers like "his a**hole" or another question highlight like "Dicks for fingers or a hand where your dick is?", we will let you find that one out for yourself. Get to know Dillon a bit more than you may want and watch the full video below but most of all, Enjoy!
CounterPoint Music Festival Announces Biggest Lineup Ever For 2015 Ft. Zedd, Kygo, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead & MorePosted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: CounterPoint, Dillon Francis, Festival, Kygo, Lineup, Zedd, Zeds Dead
CounterPoint Music Festival may still be a relatively new festival in the American festival circuit, but it proves year after year that it can stack up with some of the best events out there. The festival is in the same neck of the woods as TomorrowWorld in Kingston Downs a few miles outside of Atlanta. The 2015 edition of the festival will take place over May 22nd – 24th.
Headliners include Zedd, Widespread Panic, The Roots, and an impressive debut festival headlining spot from 2014's breakout act Kygo.
Other acts you should be exciteds about include Knife Party, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, Umphree's McGee, RL Grime, Lettuce, Chet Faker, Galactic, Brodinski, Thomas Jack, Tipper, What So Not, Cherub, Emancipator, ILOKEMAKKONEN, Gorgon City, Robert DeLong, Jauz, Travis Scott, Lunice, Young Lean, Hermitude, Sango, Bixel Boys, Haywyre and much more. (SEE FULL LINEUP ABOVE)
You can buy all variety of regular and VIP passes through the website here. We hope to see you out there this year for what looks to be the best year in the festival's history. Enjoy!
A few months ago we covered a short preview teased by Dillon Francis of his collaboration with TSIS favorite Norwegian producer Kygo. Two of the biggest names in electronic music right now have worked with singer James Hersey on something special. The latest and most extensive preview we get of the song is a fan-recorded video at Kygo's biggest headline show to date in his home country of Norway in Oslo at the epic Spektrum venue.
The video gives us a quality taste of the collaboration, and we hear the sunny tropical sounds that Kygo is known for, but we also hear Dillon's hand in the drawn out synths and heavier bass influence we have never seen Kygo experiment with. Since the track is dipped into a live mix we've got to settle for just two minutes of the edit. Check out the video below and we'll keep you posted as news of an official release on Kygo's highly anticipated debut album set for 2015 comes out.
Also don't miss Kygo's debut original single "Firestone" which has been on regular rotation since it released at the beginning of the month.
Following up his debut album, Dillon Francis has already released a remix of one of his own songs and continues the stream of new music with another track to help close the year out. Dillon has been enlisted to give his signature spin on the breakout single "Runaway" from the exciting progressive house duo Galantis. We get a powerful flip from Dillon in the festival trap and electro directions. Stream the song below and we will keep you posted on a release date. Enjoy!
Galantis - Runaway (U & I) (Dillon Francis Remix)
Dillon Francis’ biggest run of shows known as the Friends Rule Tour has been taking the country by storm for the past three weeks showing no signs of slowing down. The tour is supporting his successful debut full-length release Money Sucks, Friends Rule, has left the east coast in a blaze of sold out glory, and moves west this week. The Friends Rule Tour is supported by the likes of TJR, Trippy Turtle, Hoodboi, Teed, Anamanaguchi, and is ending with three massive nights in New York City with Brosafari and even a rare appearance from the one and only DJ Hanzel.
Smack in the middle of the almost two month cross country excursion, the Friends Rule Tour is coming to Colorado for the biggest date on the tour at the 1st Bank Center with support from TJR and Hoodboi; and we have a very exciting contest. Following up on our opportunity to have Taco Bell dinner with Dillon at HARD Red Rocks this summer, we have another once in a lifetime opportunity.
One Grand Prize winner will be chosen to receive two box suite tickets to the show and at the show you will have an Extra Sensual Dinner with Dillon Francis backstage before his set, on top of a merch bundle from Dillon and This Song Is Sick. If you don't win the grand prize.. have no fear, 5 runners up will be picked to win a pair of tickets and also have a meet & greet with Dillon.
All you have to do is enter through the punchtab widget below. Good luck!
GRAND PRIZE: (1 Winner)
- 2 Box Suite tickets
- Meet and Greet with Dillon
- Dinner Back stage with Dillon
- Dillon Francis Merch Pack
- ThisSongIsSick Merch Pack
RUNNERS UP: (5 Winners)
- 2 GA tickets
- Meet and Greet with Dillon
[TSIS PREMIERE] Dillon Francis, Sultan + Ned Shepard – When We Were Young (Steve James Remix) : Progressive HousePosted in Bangin, Premieres by josh | Tags: Dillon Francis, Friends Rule, House, Money Sucks, progressive house, Remix, Steve James
16-year old Pittsburg local Steve James has had quite an exciting year. With large progressive house remixes ranging from Zhu to Ellie Goulding that have seen huge success, Steve has managed to carve his own lane. Today we have the premiere of Steve’s remix of Dillon Francis' recent single “When We Were Young.” Steve takes the already addicting tune and remixes it into a club ready progressive house track, while keeping the original Dillon flare. We are happy to premiere this song below, don't forget to pick up your copy of the album through iTunes today. Enjoy!
Dillon Francis, Sultan + Ned Shepahrd – When We Were Young (Steve James Remix) | iTunes
Still exploding from the success of his debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, and just after releasing a free Rebirth version of one of it's songs, Dillon Francis shows no sign of slowing down. We just now got word of a brand new 4 song Moombahton EP on the horizon. We know it will have a colossal collaboration with Skrillex that you can hear below. The EP will also feature the song he opened his EDC Las Vegas set with, and 2 other brand new ones. This news has been revealed through a very exciting tweet just moments ago. See below!
Dillon Francis & Skrillex – Collaboration ID (CLIP)
Dillon Francis – New ID He Played at EDC Las Vegas
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