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TJR and Dillon Francis’ Coachella Photo Diary

The pair hang out and clown around before the festival’s large crowds dance to their new “Gimme an F”

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Since producing tracks like Pitbull's "Don't Stop the Party" and his own "Funky Vodka" and "Ode to Oi," TJR has been hitting the festivals: Last month, he and Dillon Francis debuted their new "Gimme an F" at Miami's Ultra, and more recently, the two reunited at Coachella, where TJR played the track once again. Later, he chronicled his journey for Rolling Stone, with Francis contributing his own alternate captions where appropriate.

Of this photo, TJR wrote: "Maybe I'm sorting tracks in Rekordbox for my set or maybe I’m ordering new socks? One will never know. Just hanging out at the hotel room getting ready for the big day."

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"Idiot mode! Love this guy. Whether working together in the studio or rocking it on stage, it's always more fun with Dillon around." – TJR

"Standing in the lobby with TJ while we await our impending departure to teach Coachella how to spell the F word." – Dillon Francis

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"God damn you Dillon, play Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' not 'Levels!' Just killing some time as we wait for our ride." - TJR

"TJ is so God damn jealous of my piano abilities it's disgusting. Actually I can only play 'Entertainer' on the piano, and he is sick of it and won't get in the studio with me anymore because of it." – Dillon Francis

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"Don’t stop the parrrrrrtay! Finally on our way to Coachella with the full crew in tow." – TJR

"I'm a lemonade guy; TJ is a cranberry guy. I don’t know how we are friends, but we make it work." – Dillon Francis

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"Hearts, flowers, pup selfies is what you'll find in a Coachella artist trailer. Always an interesting place to kill time before going on stage." – TJR

"I could give a shit about TJ's dog. He brings the poster everywhere and tries to tell everyone about it. OK WE GET IT YOU ADOPTED A DOG DO YOU WANT A FUCKING MEDAL JEEEEEZZZZ. (That's why I'm on my phone checking emails)" – Dillon Francis

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"Stop the press, giant boobs at 1 o'clock! They're ready for us, time to head to the stage!" – TJR

"Everyone at the artist compound started cheering for us as we walked out of our dressing room. I can’t help that we are the most beloved people in dance music  SORRY!" – Dillon Francis

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"My prayers answered, I'm the winner of the ferris wheel ride during Calvin Harris' set!  I love the look of disappointment on their faces." – TJR

 "I think we all saw someone fall off a golf cart or something. Was pretty amazing great way to go to a show." – Dillon Francis

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"Freelife and One Deeper on our way to kill it!" – TJR

"I don't really know what to say for this picture except for go One Deeper." – Dillon Francis

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"Something I do great, laughing at my own jokes. The calm before the storm … Always one of my favorite moments, right before it all kicks off." – TJR

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"Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi! Australia is where I found my signature bounce sound. I love the place, and they’ve always given the love right back." – TJR

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"Kickin' it with my Aussie fans afterwards! I love going to meet people after my sets. It's great to share in the after-show glow." - TJR

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"Hangin' out at Dillon's set with some friends – A-Trak, Martin Garrix and Martin Solveig. Probably the greatest thing about huge festivals like this is being able to run into friends and other artists that you don’t get to see very often. We're always playing late at night at separate clubs, which can make it hard to connect at times." – TJR

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"'Gimme an F! Gimme a U! Gimme a C! Gimme a K! What’s that spell?' Rocking the stage with Dillon for our song on his upcoming album. Look out for it!" – TJR

"When we finally got to teach Coachella how to spell the F word. What a day." – Dillon Francis

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