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François didn’t grow up around stacks of synthesizers, yet he has his musically open-minded parents to thank for creating a rich, diverse soundtrack to his childhood. This led him in many different directions as a youth, playing everything from trumpet to guitar. He tried his hand at a number of different bands but nothing grabbed his full attention. And then there was the electronic underground scene that alike many curious teenagers living a stone’s throw from Detroit, swept him up and took hold of his curiosity. The year that followed brought his first set of turntables, a brief stint in a b-boy crew and many nights spent furthering his bass addiction.
But it’s the time since then, spent as a DJ and event curator in Detroit that has shaped his sound the most. Taking the sonic palette of breaks, ghettotech, minimal, hip-hop and house, François Dillinger is able to bridge many stylistic gaps in his DJ sets and original production. François is not shy with his music, always injecting a large dose of erotic energy into the mix. His R-rated approach to performance requires his listeners to have a sense of humor, as well as a willingness to get ridiculously sweaty with a room full of strangers.