Dillon Francis pens deal with Columbia Records
With his debut studio album Money Sucks, Friends Rule already expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer, it’s safe to say that Dillon Francis is on fire. Touring with Skrillex and a headlining slot at HARD Summer will surely keep the hot streak going, however, officially signing a deal with Columbia Records sends his momentum through the roof. Joining the ranks Calvin Harris, Beyonce, and Daft Punk, Dillon Francis took to social media to announce the big news to fans.
Proud to say I signed my first record deal ever with Columbia Records! http://t.co/91dNhgzHvt
— DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2014
Initially, the producer was met by mixed reactions as Twitter comments hurled around the term “sell out,” but Francis was quick to explain he would be keeping true to his roots. Embracing the internet’s skewed backlash, DJ Hanzel explains that the deal would include continued support by his home label Mad Decent, taking his superstar status one deeper.
Also I have not left Mad Decent they are with me still all the way thru it’s Mad Decent X Columbia — DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 5, 2014