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Dillon Francis signs major label deal, silences the knee-jerk haters

Last month, Dillon Francis confirmed that his impatiently-awaited album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, will finally be meeting our ears this July. Having aided the anticipation with his Ultra-igniting bootleg of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and an official rework of Chromeo’s Jealous, now Francis has revealed – on Instagram, of course – that the LP has the major label backing of Columbia Records.

Taking to Twitter to share his excitement at the deal, the producer also clarified that Money Sucks, Friends Rule will be released on his regular home Mad Decent, through Columbia. In response to fans questioning the move, he wrote: “It’s insane that people are calling me a sell out and I haven’t even put a record out to compromise the integrity of my music.” Then, of course, he changed his Twitter handle to DILLONSELLOUTFRANCIS to drive the point home.

Columbia’s recent successes taking dance artists into the mainstream include Daft Punk’s 2013-ruling Random Access Memories and Krewella’s breakout album Get Wet, which climbed steadily up the US charts. The Dillon Francis debut already looks poised to attract a few new ears, with the inclusion of collaborators like Twista and Panic At The Disco front man Brandon Urie.

While fans count down the days until July, you’re likely to hear highlights from the new album during the DJ’s appearances alongside Skrillex on the “Mothership Tour, kicking off later this month. Once the LP drops, August will see the return of Francis to LA’s HARD Summer, equipped with his new stage set-up we saw at Coachella, ‘The Gary.’ [Article photo by Rukes.]