Dillon Francis shares "buttons!" with Knock2

Dillon Francis shares “buttons!” with Knock2

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September 22, 2023—Fresh off his last single “One Chance,” a collaboration with bass heavy-hitter NGHTMRE and vocalist Marlhy, San Diego producer Knock2 today shares his next release, “buttons!,” a highly anticipated collaboration with dance music icon Dillon Francis, ahead of a US tour this fall. Listen and watch “buttons!”

‘buttons!’ is a master display of tension and restrain with builds, drops and chops, the wobbly sax samples token with Dillon’s sound. Fusing together the eclectism of both artists, Knock2 shares, “When I saw Dillon followed me on Instagram it was surreal because he was one artist I had always looked up to. I admired how fun and creative his music was and it all matched his personality so well. I sent him a demo back in December and he ended up loving it, which is how the collaboration started. We got in the studio and he wrote the second drop which really completed the song. Buttons is a light hearted, fun track that represents both of our styles and weirdness.”

Knock2 has been captivating the dance music scene ever since the 2021 release of the near-universal bass-house anthem “dashstar*” – a festival banger that has tracked over 35 million Spotify streams and garnered support from DJs like Tiesto, DJ Snake, Joyryde, and many more. In 2022, he launched his debut headline experience ROOM202, a conceptual warehouse show that brings raucous party energy into intimate settings. In 2023, Knock released his debut EP, also titled ROOM202, and embarked on a sold-out headline North America tour. 

Knock2 recently completed his Summer 2023 US festival run with HARD Summer, Lollapalooza, and Head in the Clouds NY. With a mountain of anticipated IDs, his first festival headline slot performing b2b with Dillon Francis, as well as an upcoming appearance at Field Day Festival in Sydney on New Year’s Day and four sold-out consecutive nights at The Shrine in Los Angeles with ISOxo in November, Knock2 is poised to become one of the biggest figures in dance music: charting his own course and breaking all the rules.

Of their collaboration, Dillon Francis also reveals, “Knock2 and I can tell you the same story as the other guy in this picture is a little bit of the guy in that photo that I was in a car with a guy who was in a truck with his wife in the back and I had to go to the store and he was in a car that I had a lot more than I could get out of it because he was in a lot of pain so I was in the car….so there you have it. Go listen to the song.”

LIST
DILLON FRANCIS LIVE
November 30—Los Angeles, CA—The Roxy Theatre (DJ Hanzel)
December 1—Los Angeles, CA—The Mayan (Dillon Francis Moombahton)
December 2— Los Angeles, CA—The Shrine (Dillon Francis and Friends)
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ABOUT DILLON FRANCIS
Dillon Francis has been making waves in dance music and beyond for more than a decade, bursting onto the scene in the early 2010s with a series of underground hits. He’s released a number of widely acclaimed full length projects, including the 2014 major label debut Money Sucks, Friends Rule, 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire—a Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart #1, 2018’s WUT WUT—a Spanish-language LP featuring some of the biggest names in Latin music, the 2019 mixtape Magic Is Real and Happy Machine in 2021, which includes the #1 “Love Me Better” with Shift K3Y and Marc E. Bassy. Dillon continues to tour the world over, and beyond music, has starred in the Funny Or Die series “Like and Subscribe” and Viceland’s “What Would Diplo Do?” with additional projects in development. Most recently, Dillon unveiled a new track, “Free” with Alesso and Clementine Douglas from his forthcoming This Mixtape Is Fire TOO, a sequel to 2015’s This Mixtape Is Fire, that will arrive via Astralwerks, and follows previous offerings “LA ON ACID” with Miami electronic duo Good Times Ahead, “Pretty People” with INJI, “Don’t Let Me Let Go” with Illenium and EVAN GIIA—which went #1 at U.S. Dance Radio—and “Goodies.”
ABOUT KNOCK2
San Diego native Richard Nakhonethap, better known as “Knock2” is one of the biggest acts to break out of the electronic music scene in 2022. He has been captivating the dance music scene since the release of the near-universal bass-house anthem “dashstar*” – a festival banger that has tracked over 35 million Spotify streams and garnered support from DJs like Tiesto, DJ Snake, Joyryde, and many more. Knock’s productions blend monster melodic grooves with huge energy, expertly balancing between bass and house music with a trap influence. In 2022, Knock launched his debut headline experience, “ROOM202” – a conceptual warehouse show that brings raucous party energy into intimate settings. In 2023, Knock released his debut EP, also titled ROOM202, and embarked on a sold-out headline North America tour. With slated festival appearances at HARD Summer and Lollapalooza, and collaborations with iconic dance figures in the works, Knock2 is poised for an even more triumphant year ahead.
ABOUT 88RISING
88rising is a pioneering global music and media company representing the best of Asian talent. Since its inception, 88rising has paved the way for many music industry firsts: the first to have an Asian artist top the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts, Spotify’s Weekly Global Albums chart and enter the top 10 on Mediabase’s Top 40 chart, the first to launch an all-Asian radio channel in North America, and the first and only record label to have a main stage slot at Coachella. 88rising is also most notably the first company to launch an Asian-centric music festival in the United States, Head in the Clouds Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with powerhouse promoter Goldenvoice. The 5th annual flagship festival sold-out before a lineup was even announced and expanded globally to Jakarta and Manila in December 2022. In 2021, 88rising executive produced and curated the soundtrack to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Marvel Studios’ first Asian-American superhero. 88rising continues its film endeavors with Jamojaya,  which stars multi-hyphenate Rich Brian and is executive produced by 88rising founder & CEO Sean Miyashiro. The film will premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, in 2019, 88rising was awarded Label of the Year by NetEase, one of the largest music streaming platforms in China. With over 160 million followers across global social media platforms and over 40 billion total streams and views, 88rising’s global influence is undeniable.
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