Mark Hill (Original Artful Dodger)

 

Four Ivor Novello awards, a MOBO award, a number one album, two number one singles, and over 20 million records sales worldwide, not to mention untold streams; it’s hard to believe that it’s been over 2 decades since Mark Hill rose to fame as one half of the Artful Dodger and co-writer/producer of Craig David’s multi platinum album, Born To Do It.

The first Artful Dodger release “Rewind” – originally a white label considered by many to signify the cross over of Garage from the underground to the mainstream, is still being played across TV, Radio and in clubs worldwide to this day.

Artful Dodger then went from strength to strength after the success of Rewind, with Movin’ Too Fast, Woman Trouble (featuring Craig David and Robbie Craig), followed by the now classic album, It’s All About The Stragglers.

Over the last 20 years Mark has run several record labels, a publishing company and has worked with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Becky Hill, MNEK, Ed Sheeran, and countless others.

As Artful Dodger he got a cheeky mention on “Closer To My Dreams” by Drake on one of his mix tapes and has recently been sampled by Justin Bieber who then posted on TikTok singing along to Fill Me In. Some of the recent Mark Hill remixes include Sam Smith, Mark Ronson, The 1975 and Jack Garratt.

Fast forward to 2024 and Mark Hill is back with a brand new studio, working on new music under his own name and bearing his signature polished production and unquestionable song writing abilities. Mark is planning a DJ and live tour and working on an exciting new project which is currently under wraps.