Good Morning Mix: Dillon Francis goes ‘one deeper’ for DJ Hanzel BBC One guest mix
With a debut album enroute and unprecedented stamina now facing his industry activity, 2014 was the year Dillon Francis showed electronic dance music he was far more than that of the industry’s class clown. Now, the North American heavyweight inaugurates his DJ Hanzel moniker on the BBC airwaves, imparting a 30-minute mix for Annie Nightingale off the heels of his in-demand EDC Vegas set for the 2014 leg of the festival.
Chugging techno, fluid house and bass-favoring intervals turn the gimmick into a legitimate musical standpoint, offering up a mix that celebrates his versatile capacity and pinpointing strong cuts from Pleasurekraft, Nadastorm and Madame alike in the process. There may still humorous undertones to the movements of DJ Hanzel, but it’s hard to argue with mixes of this caliber at his mercy.