Platinum-selling artist, Latin Grammy Nominee, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today released his highly anticipated new album WUT WUT, which includes his new single “White Boi” (feat. Lao Ra), via his own IDGAFOS record label. The album is available digitally and physically now HERE. Limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively via Francis’ online store HERE.
WUT WUT follows Francis’ 2014 debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule, and sees him return to his moombahton roots and early Latin influences. The albumwas recorded in New York City, Miami, Dominican Republic, and Mexico City.
“For my second album, and first on my own IDGAFOS record label, I just wanted to do something fun and go back to the super-duper roots of where I came from,” shared Francis. “I started to get turned on to all of these amazing artists by way of Spotify, and got Toy Selectah to make some introductions.I didn’t go into this thinking, ‘We’re going to get all of these people to sing on it and make the craziest Spanish album ever.’ If anything, I thought we’d have these singers send in vocals that I could just sample. After one session in L.A., it became clear that this was going to be a much cooler project than that. This record was an amazing journey and I’m so grateful for all the new friends I made along the way.”
Francis’ latest commercial release “White Boi” (feat. Lao Ra) has been met with much excitement, immediately debuting in the Top 40 at Mexico’s Spanish Pop radio upon its release. Furthermore, Francis began teasing teasing WUT WUT earlier this year with the release of tracks “Ven” (feat. Arcángel & Quimico Ultra Mega), “We The Funk” (feat. Fuego), “BaBaBa” (feat. Young Ash), “Look At That Butt” (feat. Jarina De Marco), and “Never Let You Go” (feat. De La Ghetto). “We The Funk” (feat. Fuego) earned Francis Artist Of The Week on Spotify’s marquee ¡Viva Latino! playlist.
Critics were quick to praise the album’s early singles as “wild, bright moombah bass to get your body doing things you didn’t know it could” (Billboard) and “energetic and fun with just the right amount of inherent humor thrown in” (Your EDM). Francis also discussed the album at length leading up to release in recent interviews with Rolling Stone, Billboard, Build Series, The Zach Sang Show, and MTV’s TRL.
Moreover last week, Francis and Puerto Rican rapper Residente were nominated for the 2018 Latin Grammy Awardfor Best Short Form Music Video for their collaboration “Sexo” (feat. iLe). The music video, which has amassed over 84 million views to date, is available HERE.
IDGAFOS originated from Francis’ 2011 song of the same name, which at the time, reflected the culmination of his signature musical productions. The term has since evolved into a rallying cry for all things Dillon Francis — his clothing line, epic live show, and now an outlet with which to release his new music. In his own words, IDGAFOS is “to be spirited and happy… to never give a fuck or shit about anything but remaining positive.”
In the coming months, Francis will also appear at numerous music festivals and wrap the third consecutive year of his residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.