Composer, music producer, musician
Experiments in Violent Light, Music From the Film Code 46, David Holmes Presents The Free Association
7 February 1974 (age 47) England
Zeitgeist by Stephen Hilton FIRED EARTH MUSIC 'Laura's Theme' music video by Danny Sangra
Stephen Hilton is a composer, record producer, musician and programmer and has a publishing deal with Universal Music. He mainly resides in Los Angeles but occasionally he splits his time between the US and UK.
- Zeitgeist by Stephen Hilton FIRED EARTH MUSIC Lauras Theme music video by Danny Sangra
- The Free Association
- Personal life
- Scores as composer
- Scores As ArrangerMusic ProgrammerBeatsElectronicsRemixes
- Music Programming credits
Hilton's work on movie scores comprises some 20 Hollywood features including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Megamind, and four James Bond movies including The World Is Not Enough and Quantum of Solace. Other credits include Ocean's 11, 12 and 13, Moulin Rouge!, Shaft, Zoolander, The Bone Collector, Plunkett and MacClean, Analyse That, Buffalo Soldiers and Luc Besson's Kiss of the Dragon.
More recently, Hilton joined his wife, digital influencer Laura Clery to form "Idiots Inc" - a successful digital media company, creating viral entertainment content and producing shows for TV / Digital and Commercials
Hilton wrote the original scores for New Town Killers (2008, Independent), The Children (2008, Vertigo Films), Cherrybomb (2009, Universal), Salvage (2009, Hoax Films), Third Star (2010, Independent), Sword of Vengeance (2015, Vertigo Films) and Kill Command (2016, Vertigo Films) among others. He collaborated with composer David Holmes on Code 46, Haywire and Hunger, which received critical acclaim worldwide.
Stephen produced acts such as Badly Drawn Boy, Miguel feat Wale – with Peter Asher, David Holmes and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, co-wrote and produced the track "Drone Zone" with Siouxsie Sioux, for her solo album MantaRay. Stephen has worked with many artists and has contributed to the works of Gwen Stefani, Hans Zimmer, No Doubt, U2, Pharrell Williams, Jack White, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Wale, Crystal Castles, Madonna, Moby, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Stewart, Depeche Mode, Ke$ha, Massive Attack, Mikky Ekko, Miguel, Shirley Bassey, Sky Ferreira, Rihanna, Purity Ring, FKA Twigs Alanis Morissette, Chris Lake Moloko, Isaac Hayes, The Pet Shop Boys, Scott Walker, Pulp, David Holmes, Bomb the Bass, Mel C, The Divine Comedy, Dirty Vegas, Martina Topley-Bird, Natasha Bedingfield, Joy Zipper, The John Spencer Blues Explosion, David Arnold, Trevor Horn and Rick Nowels. He has also remixed songs by No Doubt, Sky Ferreira Orbital, Craig Armstrong and Primal Scream and provided many compositions for commercials for companies such as Apple (multiple spots), Ferrari / Shell, Mercedes, Audi, Guinness, VW, Levi's, Comme De Garcon, Sony, Renault Clio, Amex and Jean Paul Gaultier Stephen composed, produced and mixed the music for the National Movie Awards.
The Free Association
Stephen formed The Free Association with David Holmes. Together as a band of composers and producers they scored the futuristic love story, Code 46, directed by Michael Winterbottom. This resulted in a nomination for European Composer of the Year at the European Movie Awards. The Free Association also scored Bronwen Hughes' film Stander, based on a true story about South African chief of police in 1979. The Free Association's album received critical acclaim and the band embarked on an extensive European tour, performing at Glastonbury, V2003, Kristiansand and Roskilde and on BBC's Later with Jools Holland. The band's music features on a variety of car adverts, including a Renault Clio Campaign (UK) and a VW Campaign (Germany & Turkey). Other repertoire has been licensed to CSI – the American crime drama series amongst other TV series.
Stephen sometimes uses the moniker FlyKKiller (now called FLYKKLLR), his debut artist project . The album was reviewed by The Sunday Times as the "best psyched up twisted soul record of the year". The LP was released in October and the band were lauded by the British music press as one of the most important breakthrough acts of the year. His work is notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He is about to release the second "Zeitgeist"
Hilton has been married since 2012 to internet celebrity Laura Clery. He often appears in her comic videos called "Me Trying to Flirt."
Scores (as composer)
Scores (As Arranger/Music Programmer/Beats/Electronics/Remixes)
Music Programming credits