Mastering that divide between meticulously measured beats and feeling out a live crowd, Francis Chiser (pka “Franchise”) has served the Bay Area incredibly well, providing many a memorable night. His passion for purely good music, particularly hip hop and soul, has led him to become a tastemaker amongst both fans and peers, being readily called upon to play for and support individuals such as Shepard Fairey, Keys N Krates, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Tony Touch, Matthew Africa, Shortkut, DJ Fuze, Platurn, Peter Rosenberg, Doug E. Fresh, Mind Motion, UNI, and Trackstar the DJ.
Though his musical career is firmly rooted in a deep love and appreciation for hip hop and soul, the demand for Francis Chiser’s ability to mix music on the spot at venues across the nation has led him to hone a seemingly innate ability to play the widest variety of music genres, spanning from indie to funk to chillwave. His versatility makes him a difficult DJ to overlook.
As his discipline and dedication to the art of DJing continue to shape his reputation, Franchise is just enjoying the ride, hoping to expand the minds of all who want to listen in. He currently holds residencies in the Bay Area for “Dance YourSF Clean” & “the GENERATIONS party”.
Notable Clients & Events
Asian American Film Festival
Dance Right (Los Angeles)
Dirty Social (Chicago)
PST (San Francisco)
University of Washington
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco