Dan Hilton 9


Sheffield, UK   Jan 2013


Artist Bio

Influences:   Many and varied...

Having all but missed out last year (my second child was born in January 2020) I'm determined to try and give this a go again this time around. How possible that'll be I've no idea but in theory, I'm in for 2021!



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  • @sciren  Mar 6

    Are you going to make an album out of your FAWM 2021 songs? 'Cause I need to buy it.

  • @hanley  Mar 2

    Yes indeed, count me in!
    I thought maybe we did three collabs... 2017, 18, 19?
    Looking For Help (2017), Echo Chamber (2018) and one other 2019 mayyybe?

  • @websheldon  Mar 1

    Thanks!!! Yes, only the second time ever I've completed FAWM. I was determined to do it this time but still only made by 20 minutes hahah Gonna check out your last 2 in a min!

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 27

    Thanks for your comments on Let's Get Away! That's not exactly the song I thought I'd end with but it just may be it. I've got a few of yours left to listen to and look forward to catching up over the weekend.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 26

    Punk, IMO, is not a style of music as it is more of an approach. Heck Hip Hop IMO is more punk than the Sex Pistols. It's about making use of what you got and 99% of the time what you got is SHIT gear. But make it happen, make it raw, fuck polish and perfection and HAVE FUN. With that being said, you nailed it...is it punk? Post punk? WHO CARES!
    Ok i'm going to step aside and shut up now.

  • @tangle  Feb 26

    Thanks so much for your Francis comments. I've never tried a key change ending before but I love how the classic country songs I grew up with often modulate like crazy at the end so was curious to try it.

  • @sciren  Feb 22

    A titan of FAWM, eh? God damn, if that isn't the most encouraging thing I've heard this month. I appreciate you, sir. <3

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 20

    Thanks for your comments on Drip! I'm glad that you like it. Sadly, it's autobiographical but I think we're out of the worst of it. 😀

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 20

    I must give the virtual pedals a try! I find the ones in Logic are pretty good and rarely bother mic’ing an amp when I record guitar. When I use effects on VST synths, I tend to go for modelled analogue jobs, so I guess it’s a similar tactic.

  • @looprication  Feb 20

    Hey there! Using actual Clouds, picked it up on Reverb a year ago or so but only really exploring it effectively this month! Have you heard about Beads?! MI Clouds reimagined. I knew she couldn’t just let Clouds fade away.

  • @cleanshoes  Feb 20

    Thanks so much for your comments! I'm behind on listening this year, but I will come back and visit some more of your wonderful work!

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 20

    I’m almost all software this year but the Korg makes the odd guest appearance. I’ve picked up a couple of tricks for making the VST stuff feel a little more natural, which I think are working ok. Like anything of this nature, I’ve probably overused them a bit at first so paring it back now.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 19

    Your bro lived in grisedale rd!! wow the things i find out in FAWM 😉 . By the way do you know or related to a Tara Hilton? grindleford?

  • @guatecoop  Feb 19

    I’m right with you! 2 1/2 year old? Check! I also have an 8 year old son, so that pushes me back until about 8:30 to start generally. I’m used to it though. Cheers to doing FAWM and actually being an active and involved father!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 19

    Hey there! Thanks for the comment. No, I don’t have an eboe, but I think I’d like one. I probably would have used it on that song. I appreciate you listening.

  • @clioem Feb 19

    Appreciate your comments!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 18

    Hey Dan! Long time no speak. Dropping by to say hi and thanks for all the comments. You spelt Rhyming Book wrong btw.

  • @sadloaf Feb 17

    Thanks for the comment on Good Luck Everyone. I was starting to worry that it was really bad in a way that I couldn't hear and nobody had anything nice to say about it lol.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 17

    Ahhhh sweet and works a treat matey. Sounds massive

  • @heidiserwer  Feb 17

    Hey, Dan! Thanks much for your comments on Pine Needles!

  • @adforperu  Feb 16

    The percussive loop sounds really like 'Do it again' 😀 I don't know a tonne of Steely Dan to be fair, but find them very enjoyable - Aja is a great album. I think they get a bad rep for being a bit too clever and knowing it as well!

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 9

    wow on your songs !!!

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 9

    <cancels plans to burgle Dan's place and steal his Mellotron>

    I hear they're a pain to maintain, anyway. 😀

  • @arthurrossi Feb 7

    I would like to thank you sooooo much for your kind comment! It made me very happy to read it...

  • @hanley  Feb 7

    Hello old friend.
    Sorry I haven’t acknowledged your existence as yet, planing some catch up listening tomorrow and you’re at the top of my list✌🏼

  • @oddbod  Feb 6

    Yeah, I noticed it on someone else's track too

  • @degausser Feb 5

    Looks like I am! And you are too! 😁 Will get listening...

  • @judypie  Feb 2

    I don’t know?? 😭😭 I don’t remember doing it! Did you maybe not participate last year so you got the chop?? One strike and you’re out it seems Dan, I run a tight ship!!

  • @judypie  Feb 2

    lol Ad just told me you had a song up! Didn’t believe him! Apparently you’re not on my watch list 😂 I must’ve culled you last year, my bad!!

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 2

    That kick is Logic's new(ish) Drum Synth with a little processing. It's a great little instrument.

  • @kissinginpublic  Feb 1

    Thanks! I’ll take Tangerine Dream!

    Hoping for some classic Shortdan arp action 😁

  • @seemanski  Jan 28

    Dude, it is crazy. School just keep sending us stuff and we are trying to jobs at the same time. I'll be glad when they open the schools again and we can regain a shred of normality. I have a feeling my frustration may come through in my lyrics from time to time. Hell, if I'm having to go through this nightmare, I should at least be able to get something from it 😝

  • @seemanski  Jan 27

    Yay, you're back. Hope you getting on well with your new kiddo and you have managed to keep your sanity during lockdown, I have found it hard enough with just one kid.

  • @thelowestbitter  Jan 26

    HELLO! Hoping for a triumphant 2021 comeback

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 24

    WOOHOOOO. Lets get it on matey. Great to see you. Hopefully will do in the flesh as well when this nonsense is over xx

  • @gregthehero Jan 22

    congats on your new spawn. look forward to your 2021 output if you can manage it.

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 17

    Welcome back to the FAWM fold!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 16

    Dan's back. Huzzah!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 16

    Welcome back, sir! Hope you manage to find the time to squeeze in some FAWMage!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 12

    Oh it is great to hear that you will be fawming this year. I always look forward to hearing your music. I would bet that your daughter is a lot of fun now! Well, I find that development fun. Best wishes to you!

  • @judypie  Jan 11

    Yeah man, that’s understandable! You have a brood now. But anything is something, yay 😀

  • @oddbod  Jan 11

    ......and you're back in the room

  • @judypie  Jan 11

    Lolllll, my bad. I mean, they’re no PILOSA are they? 😝 Yasssss, so you’re gonna be able to have a proper go this year you reckon? Let’s do it! ❤️

  • @adforperu  Jan 10

    @judypie doesn't know anything about your musical history at all does she?

  • @judypie  Jan 10

    I just searched for you and wondered for the first time why you’re called shortdan on here? Is it because you’re tall?

  • @mdavisto  Jan 10

    Greetings the Dan of Shortness. Here's hoping you pop up again this year.