Dillon Francis - Ven (ft. Arcangel & Quimico Ultra Mega)

Dillon Francis’ Sophomore LP Will Be in All Spanish

Dillon Francis previewed his upcoming Spanish language album by releasing “Ven” featuring Arcangel & Quimico Ultra Mega via a lyric video.

EDM DJ Dillon Francis got his start as a moombahton producer on Mad Decent Records. As a music genre moombahton is reggaeton meets dance music, so it’s not a big surprise the artist has been working on a Latin influenced album. Watch the official lyric video for “Ven” ft Arcangel & Quimico Ultra Mega below.

Meanwhile Francis has deleted all the images from his official Instagram account save three, pop diva style. They are all pictures of him at the studio working on the upcoming album.

According to Francis, “For the last 18 months I’ve been spending most of my time between shows at the studio. My goal was to have fun, inspire myself, and make something amazing. So when I got time in the studio I focused on making Moombahton records. I asked @toyselectah to help me source some vocals and we got into an amazing rhythm and I kept writing songs. We went to NY, Miami, Dominican Republic and Mexico City to work and it was some of the most incredible experiences ever. So here’s the first song off my upcoming album… VEN Feat. @Arcangel & @Quimicoultramega”

Here we see Francis and Arcangel flexing in the streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Last September 2017 Francis told Billboard that Toy Selectah had been helping him to translate the lyrics. The moombahton producer is not a fluent Spanish speaker.

“The first record I released was the West Side EP on (Diplo’s label) Mad Decent. It had a record on there called ‘Que Que’ with Maluca, and it was in Spanglish. I’m at a level now where I can work with other artists and seek them out, and Toy Selectah has been A&Ring the whole record for me. Since November, we’ve been getting vocals in Spanish, and he’s been helping me translate the stuff. It’s been a labor of love, but it works perfectly because of making moombahton. It’s kind of an homage going back to it.”

The release date and name of the album have yet to be announced.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.