The year 2018 has already surprised us with many different collaborations and new music. Though, I don’t think we’re really ready for Dillon Francis 2.0 in his plan to make Moombahton — a combination of dance and reggaetón that Francis has been a supporter of — more prominent. His latest release is the first single of his long-anticipated, adrenalin-pumping Spanish-American album. “VEN” brings together legendary urban latino artist Arcangel and Químico Ultra Mega.
– @DILLONFRANCIS lanzará un álbum en español. Checa cómo #México formó parte de la creación del material. Escucha aquí el primer sencillo, "VEN" feat. @ArcangelPrrra y @quimicoumrap: https://t.co/15q20S4d2J pic.twitter.com/VcoNK9zFpI
— TrackRecord México (@trackrecordmx) January 25, 2018
Químico Ultra Mega has already given us a little taste of what’s to come on his Instagram profile with behind-the-scenes looks for the filming of the video for “VEN.” Set in New York City with off-white and all-black vibes, we can already tell that this single will be a hit. Mero — one half of the comedic duo Desus and Mero — was also one of the familiar faces on the set of the new single’s video, and gave us the inside scoop of the video as well. Scenes in the video take place in Washington Heights, adding an additional bit of culture to this song.
This isn’t, however, Francis’ first rodeo. In announcing the new single, Francis wrote he went to “NY, Miami, Dominican Republic and Mexico City to work and it was some of the most incredible experiences ever.”
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For the last 18 months i've been spending most of my time between shows at the studio. My goal was to have fun, inspire myself, and make something amazing, so when I got time in the studio I focused on making Moombahton records. I asked @toyselectah to help me source some vocals and we got into an amazing rhythm and I kept writing songs. We went to NY, Miami, Dominican Republic and Mexico City to work and it was some of the most incredible experiences ever. So here’s the first song off my upcoming album… VEN Feat. @Arcangel & @Quimicoultramega ••••••••••••••••••••OUT NOW•••••••••••••••••••••• There's A LOT of new music coming, and it's really exciting for me to share …i hope you love it.
We all know that when you have Toy Selectah helping him, Francis working with De La Ghetto and Residente of Calle 13, this album is going to be filled with rhythmic beats just in time for festival season.
Check out Dillon Francis’ new single “VEN” featuring Arcangel & Químico Ultra Mega on any major streaming platform!
Update: Dillon Francis talks to Billboard about the inspiration behind his new album.