Recently, artists like Deadmau5, Porter Robinson, and Kaskade have had controversial things to say about the EDM scene and inevitably dealt with the relentless backlash from so-called fans. Time to throw Dillon Francis into the fire.
The 26-year old producer announced over Twitter that he signed with Columbia Records and the move led renowned fans to offer their highly-esteemed opinions–was that enough sarcasm? While Sir Dillon reassured his fans that he will still be involved with Mad Decent, he was nonetheless labeled a \”sellout.\” How dare he sign to a record label that might help his music expand beyond the listeners he\’s attainted these past few years? The nerve of that mark-ass-buster, right?
Yeah, his work might be controlled quite a bit by Columbia, but I think it\’s safe to say that Dillon has earned enough credibility and success over the years for fans to trust him on this one. With his upcoming album Money Sucks, Friends Rule to be released this July, and the Mothership tour with Skrillex, we can expect Dillon to prove that he\’s doing what he loves, regardless of a record label.
While criticism from Twitter users continues to pour in, the DJ went on to mock the entire situation by changing his Twitter name to DillonSellOutFrancis and tweeting these:
Congratulations to you, Dilly. We expect great things. Or else.