Before I begin I would like to share some keen observations from the Dillon Francis show at The Ogden on Thursday. First and foremost, the state of Colorado will be experiencing a baby boom here shortly judging by the fans of the EDM scene. I saw things taking place in that audience that would be banned in most states. The scene is something we have become used to since electronic dance has blown up. With school out and a sold-out venue, the crowd was in for a treat courtesy of Mr. Dillon Francis.
Getting the night started was Aviva, whose opening set already had the venue pretty packed. She interacted with the crowd between sets, getting the venue warmed up for the night’s headliner. The second opener was Kill Paris and let me just say, if there was ever an opener that rivaled the intensity of a headliner it would be Kill Paris. He dropped massive tracks including his dub-version of Player’s “Baby Come Back” and the Force MD’s “Tender Love”. Worthy of headline status Kill Paris, aka Corey Baker, produced and delivered his set.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dillon Francis, he is an up and coming DJ built from the same cloth as peers A-Trak and Diplo. Hailing from LA, the 24 year old dj/producer created big waves in 2012. What makes Dillon popular, aside from his jaw-dropping sets, is his fan interactions via social media. Follow his Twitter, @dillonfrancis, to see what I’m talking about.
As the opening number, our Star Spangled Banner, blared out the venues speaker Francis made his way up the stage and asked the audience to repeat after him.
“I pledge of allegiance, to Dillon Francis, and everyone else can go fuck themselves...”
Truly showcasing his talent, he goes full force from beginning to end dropping hot remixes that send the crowd into an all out frenzy.Truly a favorite amongst the crew here at Ultra5280, we will continue to see Dillon Francis grow in 2013. He has already arrived on the scene (none more evident than a sold out show) and we can’t wait to see what else he brings.