Deep house alter egos, pizza tacos and not giving a fuck or shit. Mad Decent’s Dillon Francis reveals all (no Miley) in our quick-fire Q&A.
Because I felt like it MMMAAANNNNN.
If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?
Plumbing your toilets like a fucking boss.
“What's the easiest way to make it in the music industry? S a lot of Ds and Vs and grab some Ts on the way up.”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t use condoms.
What inspires you?
What’s the next big thing?
Best club experience?
Got a HJ at the popular table.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Seriously, it was working as PA on this Puff Daddy job. Everyone was dicks and stuck up and I didn’t like it.
How do you know when a track’s finished?
Once everything in it doesn’t piss me off.
When did you realise you could give up your day job?
I didn’t. I just did it to make myself work harder.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
‘Thinking About You’ – Calvin Harris.
What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?
S a lot of Ds and Vs and grab some Ts on the way up.
What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?
I’m not gonna answer that ’cause then people will go listen to it, DICK.
Recommend us a film.
Recommend us a book.
What or who is underrated?
What or who is overrated?
“WHAT IS MY GREATEST REGRET? Thinking it was OK to ever wear shorts.”
What are you addicted to?
What do you lust over?
What is your greatest regret?
Thinking it was OK to ever wear shorts.
What one thing would most improve your life?
Having a maid.
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?
Probably this bar I used to play back before I ever made music. I was playing electronic music and only the bartenders and one person in the club liked it. Everyone else hated it.
Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?
If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?
Disclosure – ‘Defeated No More’.
What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?
Sylenth1 and a computer cause then I could never make my music.
Art or money?
Art of money.
“Trust me, I waste most of my day at the airport and it fucking sucks.”
What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?
In my music industry, it’s that I have to fly everywhere. And yeah, people are gonna say, ‘Fuck you, you get to fly everywhere!’ but trust me, I waste most of my day at the airport and it fucking sucks.
Mad Decent, WHHHHATTT.
What’s the worst thing about making music?
What’s your motto?
Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?
You become a master at something after 10,000 hours of doing it SO GET TO WORK.
Dillon’s new single ’Without You’, featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is out now on Mad Decent. Find Dillon on Facebook or Twitter or whatever, or don’t bother and just follow DJ Hanzel instead.