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Hello, my name is David Hill and I am an American musician. I grew up playing the drums, and have had the pleasure of playing and recording across America, Europe and the East. At present my time is split between writing and producing music, video and photography. I would have to consider the studio my kit of choice – and I have a residential recording set up where I do most of my creative work. I guess my work is known for its “old and new” collage of musical styles and influences. I write the lyrics, use samples, sequencers, hardware, software, live instrumentation and interesting sound effects, and do whatever else I need to do, to finish a song (assignment), or project. Music I’ve written can be found on MTV, National Geographic Channel, The Fashion Network, VH1, Spike and The Comedy Channel (more clients).

I was born in Fremont, California, to parents that were very involved in the art world through photography. We moved to Minnesota, and I grew up in the ‘burbs of Minnesota, where I was influenced by this city’s diverse musical and artistic offerings—everything from hip-hop to folk to funk music—and my parent’s art scene – all having an influence on my perceptions. I have also lived overseas in Holland for several years, and this too has had a major influence on my perspective.

Although my work defies easy description, my genre experiments have triggered comparisons with a wide variety of artists and styles. I draw heavily on my personal relationship with Jesus Christ for inspiration. This sparks a free-flowing lyrical style that I’d like to think offers hope in this darkened world. With our world being connected the way it is – the music I write is very much a product of the times and the media age in general, with rap, classical, blues, indie/underground rock, funk, gospel, electronic music and genre-benders of many styles all being notable touchstones.


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