Stream Dillon Francis' Long-Awaited 'Wut Wut' Album Featuring De La Ghetto, Lao Ra and More
You can't accuse Dillon Francis all talk and no action. After a promotional season that felt like it might go on forever, the cross-genre electronic producer and DJ delivers heavy on his promise for a bilingual, Spanish-heavy full album today (Sept. 28).
Wut Wut is 11 tracks of Latin in a spectrum of pop palettes, and much like an actual trip to Latin America, it highlights the diversity of the culture within a variety of styles and feelings sure to entertain fans of dance-pop and Latin music alike.
It opens with self-awareness on previously-released single "White Boi." The song features Colombia's Lao Ra talking about how she fell in love for this Caucasian dude, and Francis hopes the Spanish-speaking masses will follow suit with the rest of his release. It continues with a mysterious big of magic on "Esta Noche" with Ximena Sariñana. Francis then puts extra funk on the R&B groove of "No Pare" feat. Yashua from the Dominican Republic, turns up the tropical heat on "Sexo" with Residente and iLe, and hits electric urban notes on "Never Let You Go" that'll have you calling De La Ghetto Puerto Rico's answer to The Weeknd.
If you're looking for something romantic, give "We The Funk" with Fuego a spin. If you want wild-n-crazy classic Francis, head straight to "Look At That Butt" with Jarina De Marco. "Cuando" with noted madman Happy Colors is equally bold with banging bass lines. Things stay heavy with "Ven" feat. Arcángel and Quimico Ultra Mega, get twisted on booty banger "BaBaBa" with Young Ash, and finishes with quite the flourish on horn-heavy "Get It Get It."
It's a great mix of Francis' dance-pop style and Latin rhythms. It's multi-lingual and certainly influenced by a variety of tempos and feels. It definitely has more of a central character than its predecessor Money Sucks, Friends Rule, which the producer himself admitted was kind of all over the place. Wut Wut, in that way, its very much a matured sound for the producer, but don't worry, Francis fans. Mostly, it's just fun.
Francis celebrated the release with a party in his native Los Angeles that saw one helluva star-studded back-to-back between himself, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Party Favor, Valentino Khan, Happy Colors, Louis The Child, What So Not, Wax Motif and JSTJR. That's a lot of hands, but it goes to show how much support the scene has for the project. Congrats to Francis on his release.
See a snippet of the party in the clip shared to Twitter here, and of course, get your face all sticky with the Wut Wut sauce below.