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Superstar producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis debuts a new track, “Love Me Better,” with British producer Shift K3Y featuring Bay Area singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy—listen here.
“Here’s the next single off my upcoming album to make you even happier!” Francis says. “If it doesn’t make you happy, I’ll give you a refund…guaranteed, so will Shift K3Y and Marc. We promise. Now go dance.”
The new track is the second offering from Francis’ forthcoming full-length house project, following “Unconditional” with British producer 220 KID and British singer Bryn Christopher.
Francis recently announced the Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice U.S. tour with co-headliner Yung Gravy for 2022, with stops in New York, D.C., Austin, Nashville and more. KITTENS will support.
Earlier this year Francis shared his Very Important Music EP via Mad Decent, a five-track collection of VIP remixes of his own tracks from throughout his career, including collaborations with Kygo, BabyJake, Lao Ra, Evie Irie and Yung Pinch. The Very Important Music EP continues a monumental run for Francis, whose 2020 releases included “Places” with Drove, “Be Somebody,” “You Do You” and more. Also in 2020, Francis presented his three-day IDGAFOS Weekend livestream featuring sets from over 20 artists including himself, Diplo, Sofi Tukker, Aluna, Flosstradamus and more.
Dillon’s major label 2014 debut, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, was released to widespread critical acclaim, with its 2015 follow-up This Mixtape Is Fire reaching #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart. In 2018, Dillon released his second LP, WUT WUT, a Spanish-language album featuring some of the biggest names in Latin music; and a scripted comedy series, “Like and Subscribe,” in partnership with Funny or Die. The following year, Francis hit the road with sold out shows across the U.S., a massive performance at Coachella—where he first treated fans to a sneak preview of music from his critically acclaimed 2019 mixtape Magic Is Real, the fourth consecutive year of his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas and the release of the second collection of his Gerald clothing line with Australian label Barney Cools. With the reopening of the world on the horizon, Francis has much in store for the coming months.
Marc E. Bassy is a singer-songwriter and independent recording artist from the Bay Area. In 2019 Bassy released his first independent album, PMD, under his label New Gold Metal, which has since been streamed over 100 million times worldwide. His versatile group of collaborators include Kehlani, G-Eazy, The Martinez Brothers, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, blackbear, 070 Shake and more.Shift K3Y is the moniker of 27-year-old Lewis Jankel who broke onto the scene with his chart-topping single, “Touch,” in 2014.
Shift K3Y has been at the forefront of the U.K. music scene for the last decade, writing and producing for the likes of Stormzy, Craig David, Cliq, Bugsy Malone and Becky Hill, including #1 singles for Tinie Tempah, Zara Larson And Jess Glyn.