Dan Hilton 8


Sheffield UK   Jan 2013


Artist Bio

Influences:   Many and varied!

Hey! 2017 is my 5th FAWM after wins the previous 4 years. Excuses in early - looking at my diary, 14 is going to be a struggle this year. I'll do my best though! If I get over the line it'll probably be due to an increased number of collabs.

Gear wise the only new addition since last year is my Moog Mother 32 synth. I've had it 6 months or so but only used it a handful of times so far. My ARP Odyssey and Arturia Minibrute are likely to be pressed into action regularly once again.

Ideally I'd love to come up with one or two tracks that can be expanded upon post FAWM with my band (PILOSA with @adforperu).

Our debut album came out on the 13th January for anyone who fancies checking it out!



Good luck everyone! πŸ˜€

Update 2nd Feb: Not even going to be able to make a start until next week. Aargh!

Update 6th Feb: That's one up there - phew! May have to stay 'in the box' for the next couple of tunes to try and catch up. Just seems a pity when I've all these lovely hardware synths lying around!

Update 8th Feb: Officially given up on hitting 14 this year. I'm off work the final week of the month so hopefully I'll get three or four more finished. That'll probably be the lot this time around though. Also done next to no listening as of yet - this might also have to wait until later in the month. Pretty frustrating 😞

Update 17th Feb: So, only 3 tracks up 😭 Life has totally got in the way this year. Have tried to cheer myself up by making a promise to carry on writing and experimenting beyond February this year. Still a bit sad about my failure to get going this time around though.


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  • @mikedebenham  Mar 13

    Top stuff as usual, Dan. Even with life in the way you've cranked out some classic Hilton. (Thanks for the Penguin Cafe Orchestra link, by the way. I've got their compilation album, but you've inspired me to dig a bit deeper into their stuff.)

  • @adforperu  Mar 1

    Ha, I had the exact same with my @hanley collab. He can write all our songs from now on.

  • @judypie Feb 28

    Definitely do. They're keepers. I'd love to hear an entirely different song with the same lyrics! I might do a (secret) cover of them myself! 😝

  • @judypie Feb 28

    it is possibly! Yes! I do love writing about places, maybe that's why I like yours so much, I think those vocal parts are just so cool rhythm wise! Not sure about the chun-li verses but then all the music that follows red centre.. Cool as!

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    The sample is from Last of us (again) which you'd know if you bloody played it! *shakes fist*

  • @judypie Feb 27

    Fixed da mix. Thank you!

  • @judypie Feb 20

    I'm taking that personally.

  • @judypie Feb 20

    You're a one off!

  • @owl  Feb 20

    haha the sufjan quote is from clickhole, actually πŸ˜€
    Love him, though, so thanks for the comparison!

  • @clioem  Feb 20

    Yes you do! πŸ˜€
    Thank you very much. I've been working hard to integrate my narratives and soundworlds more cohesively, and I feel this project is a step in that direction πŸ˜€

  • @hanley  Feb 20

    Hey! Thanks for the lovely comments...
    Was wondering if you might be interested in a little collab?
    If so what would be the best way to go/start/do?

  • @judypie Feb 18

    Well yes. But it still sounds great! 😁

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 13

    Cheers bud . You will find my my production ft he cheap acoustic improves slightly as opener is the only one I did one track . Have learned Indian guitar is far to weak for that πŸ‘Œ

  • @adforperu  Feb 12

    For sure - a few arrangement things perhaps, but that'll get people movin' for sure!

  • @adforperu  Feb 11

    Thanks man, could be PILOSA track maybe! Sampled Catsforperu, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Contra OST 😁

  • @frenchcricket Feb 9

    It is, two samples of a band called The Main Attraction, who The Avalanches also pilfered a lot of material from

  • @teapot Feb 9

    Truly appreciate your feedback about my song ideas, so kind! Thaaaaank yooou

  • @jbp123 Feb 7

    We've got two weeks off! Rach and I are going to Rome tomorrow, then I'll have another week to try to get some music done. I'm aiming for 10 this year. Reckon you'll have to smash it in the last week of Feb?

  • @judypie Feb 7

    *steals morals/decency/respect as her next song title*

  • @jbp123 Feb 7

    You'll probably use that as a song title next and not credit me.

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  • @jbp123 Feb 7

    Just thought, where's the bloody collab credit for All Change? Disgraceful lack of etiquette.

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    As long as you stay out of earshot, I'll be fine.

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    Knew it πŸ˜‰

    Can't believe you called me versatile. I've been called a lot of things...

  • @judypie Feb 6

    Im trying to record a love song over here! πŸ˜‚ We'll hang out in March ok

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    I don't know! Put me out of my misery!

  • @jbp123 Feb 6


  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    That one with the line, Gripping the remote control?

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    Not The Knot?

  • @jbp123 Feb 6

    As longs as it wasn't William.

  • @jbp123 Feb 5

    Thanks for the lovely comments, Dan πŸ˜€

    Hope inspiration strikes soon. You always seem to pull off some Hilton magic, so I'm sure this year will be no different.

  • @judypie Feb 5

    Hehe yes, it's definitely anti-certain well known online dating platform πŸ˜›

  • @judypie Feb 3

    Golly, thanks Dan πŸ˜€ I can never tell if anything is any good that I write. Glad you liked em!

  • @degausser  Feb 3

    Thanks Danino! Yeah, the bare vocal on the end is too long. Maybe I'll chop it, probably not. πŸ˜‰ The Banjitar is great. Shit for chords but for little riffs it's perfect. I use it as a drum too! Ah, I was describing specific things in *ahem* someone's room, so yeah I knew decoupage. πŸ˜€

  • @guatecoop  Feb 3

    Your album sounds really great! Congratulations! I look forward to hearing what you come up with this year.

  • @susyblue  Feb 2

    Hello! congrats on your album, I had a little sneaky peak a lil while ago, sounded awesome! looking forward to hearing more gold from you this year

  • @hanley  Feb 2

    Well hi hi there!
    Oooooh new moog synth - can't wait to hear what you come up with that one! Best of luck, have a great FAWM

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  • @heidiserwer  Feb 1

    Dan! Hello and happy FAWM! Looking forward to hearing some new tunes from you!

  • @jbp123 Feb 1

    Looking forward to some Hilton magic!

  • @kristian  Jan 31

    What? I don't see my greetings post! The gremlins of the interwebz are at it again! Moar synths! I tried the moog mother 32; awesome but the road from that to modular is way to small.. must fight urge!

  • @thelowestbitter Jan 31

    I'm all set! I'm ready, I'm angry, and I've just recently learnt how to use the vocoder setting on my Microkorg. I'm expecting to spend a lot of FAWM sounding like a robotic Billy Bragg

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 31


  • @mikedebenham  Jan 31

    Welcome back, Dan! A bit harsh, replacing your mum with a synthesizer, but we all make sacrifices for our art.

  • @gregthehero Jan 31

    Hey Dan, happy 2017!!

  • @theawkwardsleep  Jan 31

    hey guy! can't wait to hear your tunes this time. -ru

  • @expendablefriend Jan 30

    Welcome back! πŸ˜€

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 30

    Hi Dan. Glad you're back. I enjoyed your stuff last year, so am looking forward to some more keyboardy madness this time around.

  • @jamesstaubes  Jan 30

    Glad you're here Dan. Looking forward to what you do this year.

  • @judypie Jan 30

    Brians not bombs DanπŸ™Œ

  • @judypie Jan 29

    God dan it Damn! It's practically February, update your profile already. 😬

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 29

    Nice to see you at FAWM again!

  • @tobermory  Jan 28

    Hey! I'm hitting you up. Good luck keeping it limited with all those high-end synths around and just the two DAWs...

  • @thelowestbitter Jan 28

    Hoping you're back again this year. Just started listening to the PILOSA album and it's sounding very good so far!

  • @oddbod  Jan 28

    Hey ho Dan the synth man

  • @phlex Jan 2017

    Let's rock! A big year - I can sense the bigness already!

  • @adforperu  Jan 2017

    Hey Danny x

  • @judypie Jan 2017

    Can't wait for your emo guitar song!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  • @mdavisto Jan 2017

    dan dan DAAAAN

    Here's to another epic chapter.

  • @degausser  Jan 2017

    Sup. Can't wait to hear your emotional masterpiece!