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.


Why music?

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 best advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t use condoms.

What inspires you?

My life.

What’s the next big thing?

DJ Hanzel.

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.

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.

Recommend us a film.

Edward Penishands.

Recommend us a book.

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

What or who is underrated?

DJ Hanzel.

What or who is overrated?

Dillon Francis.

What are you addicted to?


What do you lust over?

Pizza tacos.

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.

Must-read blogs/forums?

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.

WHAT IS MY GREATEST REGRET? Thinking it was OK to ever wear shorts.

Favourite label?

Mad Decent, WHHHHATTT.

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Nothing yet.

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.

2nd October, 2013


  • fuck me if that guy is not annoying

  • this guy is a proper dick. kudos to him

  • More fun I’ve had online in a week.

  • hilar lar totes hilar lar :’) plur to the max yo

  • It’s called humour people!

  • Beast

  • If you think he’s arrogant you need to watch a tiga interview…

  • I don’t like Dillon Francis anymore he’s annoying and an asshole.

  • “Best club experience?

    Got a HJ at the popular table.”

    Gotta admire the honesty!

  • Reminds me of deadmau5 – answer the god damned questions, brat

  • Spot on kyle.. Waste of time

  • Kyle are you macedonian.


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