Dillinja

Real Name:
Karl Francis
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British drum’n’bass producer.
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Albums

8573 86653 2 Dillinja - Cybotron album art Dillinja Cybotron (Album) FFRR 8573 86653 2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
VLV01LP Dillinja - Big Bad Bass album art Dillinja & Lemon D Dillinja & Lemon D - Big Bad Bass (Album) Valve Recordings VLV01LP UK 2002 Sell This Version
VLV02LP Dillinja - The Killa-Hertz album art Dillinja And Lemon D Dillinja And Lemon D - The Killa-Hertz (Album) Valve Recordings VLV02LP UK 2003 Sell This Version
VLV03CD Dillinja - My Sound (1993-2004) album art Dillinja My Sound (1993-2004) Valve Recordings VLV03CD UK 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DIL 08 Dillinja - Test /2/ album art Dillinja Test /2/ Wave Form Records DIL 08 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DILL 04 Dillinja - Sinewave / Dark Science album art Dillinja & Clarky Dillinja & Clarky - Sinewave / Dark Science Cybotron Records DILL 04 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TT 002 Dillinja - Digital Cloning album art Dillinja Digital Cloning (EP) Tough Toonz TT 002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DILL 03 Dillinja - From Beyond / Ride It Hard album art Dillinja From Beyond / Ride It Hard(12", S/Sided) Cybotron Records DILL 03 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DILL 01 Dillinja - Steal The Way / Forever Fierce album art Dillinja Steal The Way / Forever Fierce(12", S/Sided) Cybotron Records DILL 01 UK 1993 Sell This Version
IQ002 Dillinja - Steelers Anthem / Sax Into The Night album art Mr E*, Dillinja & Clarky Mr E*, Dillinja & Clarky - Steelers Anthem / Sax Into The Night IQ Records IQ002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
IQ001 Dillinja - 3:01 In The Morning / Catch The Vibe album art Dillinja & Mr E* Dillinja & Mr E* - 3:01 In The Morning / Catch The Vibe IQ Records IQ001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
JA 1 Dillinja - South Side (Riffin Mix) / Stompers Delight album art Dillinja South Side (Riffin Mix) / Stompers Delight Not On Label (Dillinja Self-released) JA 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DM 001 Dillinja - Deep Love (Remix) / Moods album art Dillinja & Mystery (5) Dillinja & Mystery (5) - Deep Love (Remix) / Moods Logic Productions DM 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
D2 Dillinja - Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody album art Dillinja Deadly Ceremonies / Sovereign Melody Deadly Vinyl D2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
D3 Dillinja - Deadly Deep Subs / Calculus Beats album art Dillinja Deadly Deep Subs / Calculus Beats Deadly Vinyl D3 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DM 002 Dillinja - You Don't Know / Warrior album art Dillinja You Don't Know / Warrior Logic Productions DM 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
D4 Dillinja - Deadly Deep Subs (Remix) / Perfect Match album art Dillinja Deadly Deep Subs (Remix) / Perfect Match Deadly Vinyl D4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
D.M.03 Dillinja - You Don't Know (The Remix) / Heavenly Bass album art Dillinja You Don't Know (The Remix) / Heavenly Bass Logic Productions D.M.03 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BERT 1 Dillinja - Lion Heart / Art Of Control album art Berty B & Dillinja Berty B & Dillinja - Lion Heart / Art Of Control Lion Heart BERT 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - 3:01 In The Morning / Innersence VIP album art Dillinja / Essence Of Aura Dillinja / Essence Of Aura - 3:01 In The Morning / Innersence VIP(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - The Journey / Unknown  album art Krust, Dillinja Krust, Dillinja - The Journey / Unknown (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - You Dont Know Remix / Sweet Vibrations (Kimble & Halfbreed Remix) album art Dillinja / DMS & The Boneman X Dillinja / DMS & The Boneman X - You Dont Know Remix / Sweet Vibrations (Kimble & Halfbreed Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - Break It Down / Get Flat album art Dillinja / Cantankerous (2) Dillinja / Cantankerous (2) - Break It Down / Get Flat(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - Another Dimention album art Dillinja Another Dimention(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Dillinja - Deadly Deep Subs / Deep Love Remix  album art Dillinja Deadly Deep Subs / Deep Love Remix (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version

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JohnnyMassacre

JohnnyMassacre

January 29, 2012
edited over 9 years ago
My favourite producer/composer, of any genre, be it NERD, Timbaland, Quincy Jones, Beethoven, Dr. Dre, you name it.

No one ever worked out how Dillinja made his sound, even if TC did try. But a Dilly track is a Dilly track, you can't manufacturer the vibe.

I won't bother to explain Dillinja's sound, because all you need to do is crank it up and listen.

To the dude saying it went wonky after 95 you have to be crazy, Dilly went next level from late nineties and DOMINATED the scene in early 2000s, with the roughest sound ever.

Dillinja is so influential that all producers - top ones in the D&B scene - have files on their computer named "Dillinja bass" in bids to categorise their best samples. Dilly is the one everyone, even the biggest producers like Pendulum and Fresh, aspire to. He defined the DnB bassline.
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

July 15, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
The jackie chan of the jungle world.

There were few that could match the mans quality from 92 to 95 it all went a bit wonky after that.
Still no matter what rubbish he produces today wont take away the fact the guy made serious tunes that still to this day kill the dance, and for that you have to salute him
grit_t_gonzo

grit_t_gonzo

January 7, 2010
thank you thank you thank you for giving me so many reasons to dance
lancelot323

lancelot323

June 11, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
Dillinja is simply the heaviest, most hard-hitting man in all of drum'n'bass.

Truly an eminent figure in the techstep scene, his basslines are rib-crushingly heavy and low; the Valve soundsystem is something to be heard (which, I've heard, can BE heard from about a block away).
Jairinho

Jairinho

December 24, 2002
edited over 7 years ago
Dillinja is one of the most important and prolific drum and bass artists. People say he's commercial. I disagree. Heavy beats and bass, that's all!

June 6, 2001
edited over 19 years ago
This man IS drum and bass! Drum and bass in itself has had it's ups and downs but Dillinja is the only one if not one of the few who understand very well how the breaks and the bass should collaborate in unison. I find that this seriously lacks in most DNB producers, Dillinja nails it always! Hard, rugged beats and tough, swollen drop kick basslines that still make my mouth water. Total PHATNESS!!

September 26, 2020
edited over 19 years ago
Big up Dillinja, this producer has for many years been at the forefront of drum and bass and it looks like he will stay there for time.
It defies belief how he can keep coming with such fresh, fully phat dancehall pressure without putting a foot wrong. And the BASS!
IF u have never heard of Dillinja (or his cohort Lemon D) than u have never heard just how dangerous this man's subsonic vibes can be and his musical talent has continued to develop. When the album drops (sorry D but i aint holding my breath) this artist should get the attention his skills truly deserve.

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