Dillon Francis & Clockwork At Grand Central
A Pre-Independence Day Party could not have been more fun.
As his first stop in Party Degree‘s Project Bass Tour, musical jack-of-all trades Dillon Francis took over Grand Central. This show also featured LA’s own Clockwork as the main supporting act. I have been following both for a while and knew the combination was going to make for a great show.
While I did see Clockwork play a short set at the Dim Mak Pool Party a few months before, it wasn’t a proper set by any means. Thankfully, his set at Grand Central was long enough for him to throw us all kinds of tunes. Starting his set with Van Toth’s “People Boots,” Clockwork proceeded to take the crowd on a roller coaster ride full of bangers, including his remix of Steve Aoki’s “Emergency” and his original “Squad Up.” He even dropped some trap produced by his side project RL Grime.
This was been one of the most packed events I have ever seen at Grand Central, and the sweat pouring off the crowd by the time Clockwork ended his set was a testament to that. Most crowds would have been worn out after the way he rocked them, but they were merely primed and ready for more.
Dillon Francis was just the man to take the worn-out crowd and re-energize them. I was looking to hear the unexpected, and that’s exactly what I got. Being Mr. IDGAFOS, Dillon didn’t hold back, dropping a bit of almost everything: electro, moombahton, dubstep, drumstep, and even some progressive house, all seamlessly.
Unfortunately (well…thankfully), I was unable to ID a good amount of his tracks. But they were all certified bangers. Among those I could ID, I was amazed to hear Emalkay’s “When I Look At You,” a tune I thought I would never get the chance to hear live. Not to mention his own work, like his moombahton remix of Clockwork’s “Hulk,” his dubstep remix of Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump,” and a newly released trap rework of his moombahton classic “Masta Blasta”.
Overall, the show was a banging sweat-fest that left too many ears ringning. Or should we say, we loved it.