Dillon Francis secures Latin Grammy and Latin American Music Awards nominations for 'Sexo'

Dillon Francis secures Latin Grammy and Latin American Music Awards nominations for 'Sexo'

Dillon Francis has spent virtually a decade rising into one of many world’s most sought-after DJ/producer skills — a journey …

Dillon Francis has spent virtually a decade rising into one of many world’s most sought-after DJ/producer skills — a journey that has include a fair proportion of accolades and milestones. But one thing about his back-to-back nominations for a Latin Grammy and a Latin American Music Award for “Sexo” feels additional particular… or maybe, validating. And not simply because they’re his first nominations for each awards. Francis has spent the higher a part of the final 18 months retooling his inventive and strategic approaches, leaving Colombia Records, and somewhat, choosing an impartial mannequin with out the distribution community of a serious in his nook. The cube roll resulted in complete inventive management of his work, and with newfound freedom, he went again to the place he initially planted his roots, moombahton.

But as a substitute of grabbing the low-hanging fruit and choosing up the place “Que Que” and “Masta Blasta” left off, Francis expanded on his promised return to moombahton and did the identical factor for Latin entice and pop as he did for Latin-influenced home stylings again in 2010. Now, its paid off in two main award nominations. At this level, describing Francis’ success as a “return to at least one’s roots” feels underwhelming. He’s discovered his lane, and the eagerness poured into discovering and exposing Spanish and Latin American artists the way in which he has has been profoundly fulfilling to observe unfold.

The music video for the Residente-assisted “Sexo” nabs each nominations earlier than WUT WUT‘s official launch on September 29. The Latin American Music Awards air October 25, adopted by the Latin Grammys ceremony on November 15.