Meet Dillon: Why the Top Critics are Calling Her the New Bjork

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Most people love music and thankfully, there is a huge variety of music genres to enjoy. So read on to learn about Dillon, a versatile artist with an extraordinary musical career. Those who prefer relaxing music may not choose her type of electronic and techno-pop. But you should give it a listen because her songs may surprise you.

The Early Days of Dillon

Combining singer/songwriter passion with the precision of electronic music is Berlin’s Dillon aka Dominique Dillon de Byington. In fact, she began making music when she was still in her teens. Dillon first made a name for herself when she posted homemade performance videos on YouTube. They gained an online following and ultimately led to her first show in Cologne in 2007.

From there, Dillon shared the stage with Tocotronicand also performed at the Melt! Festival. She then released her debut EP, Ludwig, on Combination Records in 2008. Also, she collaborated with the techno-pop group, Coma, on the Kitty-Yo digital single, Aiming for Destruction. They featured the title track on the BPitch compilation, Werkschau in 2011.

From Dillon’s Debut Album to Kind

For her debut album, Dillon worked with Thies Mynther of Phantom/Ghost and Tamer Fahri Özgönenc on the collective MIT. She and her producers went into the studio monthly from November 2010 to April 2011, giving them time to keep the freshness of Dillon’s demos in the final performances. BPitch released This Silence Kills in November.

The Unknown, came out in March 2014. Dillon followed that up by the concert album, Live at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in 2016. October 2017 saw the release of the single, Killing Time, in anticipation of the arrival of her third studio long-player, Kind, which appeared later that November.

Dillon uses subtle orchestrations, spare beats and background-mixed brass, yet she offers a unique combination of soulful vocals. So even if you think you won’t like her genre of music, think again. You’ll be glad you did.


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