Young Franco’s Favourite Tunes

August 30

Brisbane DJ/producer Young Franco has been making waves all over the place with his wicked beats, energetic live sets, and generally being an all-around awesome dude.

He’s just released a new two-track EP, Close 2 U, and it’s seriously vibin’. Funky beats, breathy vocals and some really unique sounds, the EP incorporates tropical, disco, jungle, house and more. It pretty much transports you straight to a balmy sunset beachside party, slaps a delicious beverage in your hand and kicks on your best dancing shoes.

We had a great chat with him at Splendour in the Grass, so thought we’d do something a little different this time – and the results were pretty amazing.


  1. My favourite track to wake up to is… Every Morning by Sugar Ray. You can’t have a bad day if you wake up to that!
  2. The best track for cooking is…. Maybe Noodle Soup – Thundamentals
  3. The best track for spring cleaning is…. Own Up – Motez OR Do It – Tuxedo
  4. The ultimate road trip track is….. Fantastic Voyage – Coolio. Such a JAM!
  5. My favourite love song is…. Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar (There’s an awesome acoustic cover that I forgot the name of)
  6. The best track for sweet love makin’ is… Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye. If that’s not love makin’ music I don’t know what is!
  7. The track that always gets the party started is…. Little L – Jamiroquai. 60% of the time, works every time
  8. The best track to wind down a crowd is… From Nowhere (Ben Gomori Remix) – Dan Croll
  9. My favourite drunken karaoke track is…. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  10. A song that always makes me cry is… Too Much (ft Sampha) – Drake. Sooo many feels
  11. I love going to sleep listening to… Radio Daze – The Roots. I love them so much.
  12. I can’t stop dancing when I hear… Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Anyone who doesn’t is not human.

MAN, this guy knows his music. It’s so good that we had to make a playlist:


Fri 8 Aug // Akuna Club – PERTH
Tues 12 Aug // The Met – BRISBANE *with Peking Duk
Fri 15 Aug // Trinity Bar – CANBERRA
Sat 16 Aug // Chinese Laundry – SYDNEY
Sat 23 Aug // Valley Fiesta – BRISBANE
Sat 6 Sep // The Flinders Social – TOWNSVILLE
Sat 13 Sep // Smirnoff Snowdome – THREDBO
Sat 20 Sep // The Factory – SUNSHINE COAST
Sun 21 Sep // Stranded – STRADBROKE ISLAND
Wed 24 Sep // The Wall – SYDNEY
Thur 25 Sep // Baker St – GOSFORD
Fri 26 Sep // The Small Ballroom – NEWCASTLE
Sat 27 Sep // Carmens – MIRANDA
Sat 4 Oct // Anyway – MELBOURNE
Sat 11 Oct // Zhivago – ADELAIDE