Dillon Francis has long been known as one of the dance music industry’s more playful characters. Whether it be through hilarious vines, mischievous tweets or wacky online store it’s always been clear that the Mad Decent signing is more than game for a laugh. Today’s news centers around the fun loving DJs online store which as fans will be well aware contains a variety of bizarre purchase options of both merchandise and acts which can be bought for specific fees. Some of the acts on offer include Dillon painting a picture of your family, remixing a Blink 182 song and shaving his head and these acts can be added to your shopping cart and bought with real money with the producer doing what is bought.
One of the more outlandish ‘purchases’ available was to enlist Dillon in the army which would cost a would be buyer a cool $1,000,000. The sale of this act always seemed an unlikely proposition to us here at DT but after a fan in China by the name of L’ort Ouy Ming reportedly decided to stump up for the act yesterday allegedly stating through a translator “I wanted to see if he actually would do it, and I thought this would be amazing”.
Amazing indeed and further reports suggested Dillon wasn’t willing to shirk his duty on the matter after allegedly tweeting that he was attending the Army Recruiting station in Missouri before delivering a performance at that nights Elektricity Festival alongside Major Lazer and Bauuer. Several websites claimed that the army recruiter had revealed some interesting options were available for him should he actually enlist sharing that a position as a 29E Electronic Warfare Specialist was available. The responsibilities of the Electronic Warfare NCO may include “Planning along the lines of an Electronic Attack (using EW to disrupt enemy communications systems and such) Electronic Support (which is helping friendly forces by using EW detection assets to locate enemy units) and Electronic Protection (which is using equipment to protect our communication systems and other electronic type of equipment)”.
On the face of it, it seemed a bizarrely plausible story around one of the scenes most unconventional pranksters but a little digging quickly scotched the story with none of the alleged tweets regarding the matter or sources purporting to have broken the story checking out. Nice try guys…
Tempted? Then head over to his website