Dillon Francis explains a surefire way to get kicked out of any grocery store, guaranteed!
Dillon Francis is EDM’s consummate Renaissance man — he’s a gifted visual artist (he started out in visual arts before his music career exploded), DJ, producer, musician, remix master (PLEASE release that Justin Timberlake remix PRONTO), and you can thank him for making moombahton that thing you can’t stop telling everyone you’ve obsessed with. If Haley Joel Osment sees dead people, Dillon Francis sees the new permutations of electronic music you didn’t know existed, except everyone actually believes him. And while cat may be a total a******, that cat definitely didn’t learn his ways from his owner, who took me inside all of his heads when he shared the inspiration behind his “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” video (from Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye Records), in which he slapped his face all over the best parts of the internet.
“I was in London, I’d just made the song ‘Bootleg Fireworks,’ we released it. I was watching this TV show where this commercial came on where this girl was walking where she had a TV on her head and this guy’s head. So I immediately called my manager and was like ‘my face on a girl’s body, pogoing, take it, go.’ We sent it to these guys MENZ, and they sent us back the treatment,” Dillon explained backstage at the 2013 mtvU Woodies, where unfortunately he didn’t win either of the Woodies he was nominated for, but he won in my heart, especially after he turned up to the Woodies at SXSW — where most people dress like they slept in a dumpster behind Urban Outfitters (BUT IN A CUTE WAY!!!) — in a Mormon suit.
Watch Dillon Francis discuss his “Bootleg Fireworks” video and explain how galloning works at the 2013 mtvU Woodies after the jump.
Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic, internet-filled mind of the “‘I.D.G.A.F.O.S.” traplord, you shouldn’t be surprised to discover that Dillon Francis may or may not have invented “galloning,” which is rapidly replacing the tired-out 2012 YOLO meme. All you need to successfully gallon is access to a supermarket and a willingness to get your pants soaked. I tried it, and I ended up covered in blood and shards of wine-soaked glass, but I don’t think I did it right. But enough about me.
Get the complete list of 2013 Woodie Awards winners, check out Woodies photos, and don’t miss the 2013 Woodie Awards Sunday, March 17, at 8/7c on MTV & mtvU, featuring performances from Zedd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and twenty | one | pilots, coming at you from SXSW!