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Lol Hammond

Born in Stoke Newington, North London, in 1969, Lol began making electronic dance music with renegade sound system Spiral Tribe in 1991. A year later he formed the seminal dance act, The Drum Club, with London-based DJ Charlie Hall. They also ran their own club, under the same name, which was voted the Club of the Nineties by the Big Issue.

Lol and Charlie went on to release three critically acclaimed albums and tour the world extensively with the likes of The Prodigy and Orbital. They created numerous club anthems, including U Make Me Feel So Good, Alchemy and Sound System, and later entered the mainstream charts. Hot producers, as well as a live act, they remixed many bands, including The Fall, Killing Joke, Lush, Chapter House, Curve, Jah Wobble and the Alabama 3.
Whilst hosting and running several club nights in the Brixton area in 2001, Lol was asked to perform a cameo in the film SW9, which was being filmed in the area by the director Richard Parry. It turned out that Richard was a huge fan of The Drum Club and in particular the track Alchemy. Lol rerecorded the song with vocalist Lindy Layton (who sang the Beats International No 1 single Dub Be Good To Me) and, happily for everyone, it worked in the film. Richard and Lol struck up a friendship which lasts to this day and Richard asked him to act as Music Supervisor on the film.
So began a career which has seen Lol go on to work on nearly 40 films to date, either in the capacity of Music Supervisor or as a composer, and often as both. Credits include: Football Factory, The Business, Bronson, The Sweeney, It’s All Gone Pete Tong, Monsters, The Firm, London to Brighton, The Escapist, Pusher, Street dance 1 & 2, Horrid Henry, All Stars, Dirty Sanchez and The Hatton Garden Job. Recently he has moved into television, working on the Bulletproof series for Sky.
The film Accident Man: A Hitman’s Holiday was released worldwide in November 2022. Lol was both composer and Music Supervisor. The lead track for the film, Biff Bang Pow!, was written and performed by the band Are We Super Heroes?, of which Lol is a member. It was released as a single at the same time and there will be an EP coming shortly.
Lol has also recorded an album with Alabama 3 main man, Larry Love, and is currently working on the legendary Ray Liotta’s last film, Dangerous Waters.

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Adam Zindani
CREDITS INCLUDE : The Stereophonics, Casino, Lost Witness, Alexis Dehasse.
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CREDITS INCLUDE : Kumi Koda, Natalia, Monrose, Priscilla, Jude MacRae, Jody Williams, No Angels, BoA, Sabrina Carpenter, Sharon Doorson, Chloe x Halle, Michael Franti, Hedley, Solano, Many Jiroux, Gawler, KP Wolfe, Jena Rose, OG3NE.
Alain Wisniak
CREDITS INCLUDE: Bob Sinclar, Cerrone, Duran Duran, Erasure
Anthony Thomas
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CREDITS INCLUDE: DopeSickFly, Ant Thomaz Project, Difusion, Todd Terry, Nimbus Sextet.
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Ayah Marar
CREDITS INCLUDE: Calvin Harris, Camo & Krooked, Ayah Marar, Toddla T, Yogi, Paul Harris, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ Fresh, Patrick Hagenaar, Caroline D’Amore, Steve Quarre, Caspa and Sintra, The Prototypes, CALYX & TEEBEE, LA Riots, Six Blade, Noisia, The Insiders, Maniatics, Blue Marble, Otto Orlandi, High Maintenance, Andromedik, Ink, Loxy.
Aziz Ibrahim
CREDITS INCLUDE: Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Asia, Simply Red, The Players, Aziz.
Ben Macklin
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Ben Macklin, Bibi Zhou, The Saturdays, Soulfilter, Sucker DJs.
Brad Crisler
CREDITS INCLUDE: Brett Eldridge, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tal Bachman, Hootie and the Blowfish, Trace Adkins, Alabama & Brothers Osbourne, Ty Herndon, Aaron Tippin, Black Hawk, DHT, Wouter, Hannah Aldridge.
Bruce Elliott-Smith
CREDITS INCLUDE: Kylie, Angel City, Bellatrax, Nathassia, BoA, Danii Minogue, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Hydra, Tekara, Inner State.
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Callum Ross McConville
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Twin Pines, Callum Ross.
Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns)
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Damned, Naz Nomad and the Nightmares, The Sensible Grey Cells, Johnny Moped, The Cleaners From Venus, The Brotherhood of Lizards, Die Toten Hosen, Blind System.
Carl Sentance
CREDITS INCLUDE: Nazareth, Don Airey, Krokus, Geezer Butler, Persian Risk, Tredegar.
Ciaran McEneny
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Pronto Mama, Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte, Haze, Hugh Kelly, La Kyoto, Luke La Volpe, Skjor, Van Ives.
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Clare Grogan
CREDITS INCLUDE: Altered Images, Clare Grogan.
Clarence Montgomery III (Playboy Tre)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Playboy Tre, BoB, YoungBloodz, Big Boi, Imogean Heap.
Conrad Lant
CREDITS INCLUDE: Venom, Cronos, Cradle of Filth, Enthroned, Massacre, Necrodeath, PROBOT.
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Daniel Pearce
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Sigma, Dizzee Rascal, Duke Dumont, One True Voice, Philip George, DJ Fresh, Format B, Chemical Brothers, Alex Adair, The Tribe Of Good, Midl Fin3r Project, ACE 1, Pur Mudd, Fubar & Jester, Dtale, Covenants, Point Blvnk.
David Austin
CREDITS INCLUDE: George Michael, Matchbox, Gerry Goffin, Jam & Spoon, Beth Neilson Chapman, Dennis Morgan, David Vendetta, Billie Myers, Stereogamous, Daley and Sundance.
David Forbes
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Paul Van Dyk, David Forbes, Thick As Thieves, Jardin, Sebrof, Andy Raeside, Iain McGinty, Iain M, Maig Shaw, Hal Stucker, Galaxy 82, Stephen Kirkwood, Andy King, DMCK.
David McCluskey
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Del Amitri, The McCluskey Brothers, The Bluebells, Sugartown, BMX Bandits, The Trash Can Sinatras, Adventures In Stereo.
Dewan Dean Soomary
CREDITS INCLUDE: Bleach Blood, Vendela, The King Blues, Teenage Sequence, Elle Exxe, H.E.R.O.
Dizzee Rascal
CREDITS INCLUDE: Dizzee Rascal, Chip, P Money, Yizzy, Ocean Wisdom, Ghetts, Frisco, DJ Fresh, Kano, High Contrast, Wiley, JME, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Jammer, Double E, Giggs, Newham Generals, Subten, Big Tobz, Jessie J, Kwengface, Basement Jaxx, Jorja Smith, UGK, Hardy Caprio
Dominique Young Unique
CREDITS INCLUDE: Dominique Young Unique, DJ Fresh, Don Diablo, Bad Royale, Tigerilla, Mandy Jiroux, Brooke Evers, Leonid Rudenko, The Insomniakz, TV Noise, Le Youth.
Don Airey
CREDITS INCLUDE: Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Gary Moore, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, UFO, Michael Schenker Group, Colin Blunstone, Uli Jon Roth, Brian May.
Don Mescall
CREDITS INCLUDE: Cliff Richard, Nathan Carter, The Three Amigos, The High Kings, Shane Filan, Carmel McCreagh, Richie Havens, Backstreet Boys, Ronan Keating, Rascal Flatts, Sharon Corr, Boyzone, Lulu, Geri Horner.
Duncan Forbes
CREDITS INCLUDE: Spooky, Animated, David Holmes, The Oval Five, Velvet Creatures.
Eddie Craig
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Wideboys, Project Bassline, Ghetto Dollar, Kurupt FM, Freejak, Tom Piper, Selekio, Them Ones, Billy Da Kid.
Emanuel Officer
CREDITS INCLUDE: K-ci & JoJo, Robin Gibb, Babyface, The Braxtons, Chante Moore, Aaron Neville, Keith Sweat, Isley Brothers, Silk, Houston.
Emma Gillespie
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Emma’s Imagination, David Forbes, Lostly, Colours.
Euan Hinshelwood
CREDITS INCLUDE: Younghusband, Emmy The Great.
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23rd Precinct Music (UK)
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George Spivey
CREDITS INCLUDE: DJ Scratch, PMD, Busta Rhymes, EPMD, Method Man, Killah Sin, Funkmaster Flex, Flipmode Squad, Tracie Spencer, Q-Tip, Redman, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Tony Touch, Capone, Sticky Fingaz, Guru, The Roots, Mashonda, Beanie Sigel, Cassidy, DMX, Rampage, Diamond D, Grandmaster Flash, Modeselektor, Rasheed Chappell, Onyx
Greg Charley
CREDITS INCLUDE: Whitney Houston, B2K, Cherish, Shaliek, Latif, ATL, Lloyd, 702, Gerald Levert, Aretha Franklin, Jordan Brown, Chingy, Bobby Valentino and Danity Kane.
Greg Harrison
23rd Precinct Music (UK)

Ian Carnochan
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Vibrators, Knox, Fallen Angels, Urban Dogs.

CREDITS INCLUDE: The King Blues, Itch, Pho Queue Crew, Matisyahu, Sirah, Sublime With Rome, Taking Back Sunday, Faithless, Less Than jake, Rancid, Goldfinger, Escape The Fate.
Jahred Gomez
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
James Allan
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Public Domain, Sidious J, Wraiths.
Jardin Owens
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Jardin Owens, David Forbes
Jim Sullivan
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Wideboys, Project Bassline, Ghetto Dollar, Kurupt FM, Freejak, Tom Piper.
Joe Killington
CREDITS INCLUDE: Purple Disco Machine, Deepend, Camo & Krooked, Joe Killington, Klingande, DJ Katch, Otto Knows, Armand Van Helden, Ian Carey, Sam Gray, 2PM, Disciples, The King Blues, , Yes Lad, Deeptrak, George Keller, Sugar Jesus, DJ Antoine, James Smith, Stealth, Alok, Disco Fries, Brown & Gray, Adelphi Music Factory, Lydia Lucy, Bollier, Jack Wins, MoTi, Booka Shade, Helion, Beyond Chicago, Arielle Free, Wh0, Kokiri, De Hofnar
Jon Pearn
CREDITS INCLUDE: Bodyrox, Victoria Beckham, Power Dress, Ndubz & Bodyrox, Full Intention, Another Chance, Polluted Mindz, Pearn & Bridges, Sub-X, Marvel Riot
Kaci Brown
CREDITS INCLUDE: Kaci Brown, Brown & Gray, Telykast, Arisa, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, YouNotUs, Keanu Silva, DJ Katch, Deorro, Casey Barnes.
Karl Addy
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Kumi Koda, Mike Shiver.
Ken McCluskey
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Bluebells, The McCluskey Brothers.
Kieran Leonard
CREDITS INCLUDE: Saint Leonard, Kieran Leonard, Saint Leonard’s Horses.
Kurt Blankenship
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
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Lee Anna McCollum
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Used, Eric Zayne Zareski, Maor Miller, Elva Hsiao, Paces, Call Me Karizma, Naz Tokio, Little Green Monster, Super Kicks, Jeremy Renner, Hands Like Houses, Far East Movement, Smiley, Logan Henderson, Leah Turner, Goldsnatch, Stereo Jane, GIIANTS, Puddle of Mudd, Bone Thugs N Harmony, New Kids On The Block, Markus Schulz, Otherwise, Tom & Hills, Karise Eden, Mount Holly, Alexandra Stan.
Lee McGilvray
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
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Leon Sylvers III
CREDITS INCLUDE: Sampa The Great, The Sylvers, The Whispers, Shalamar, Vampire Weekend, Teddy Riley, Evelyn King, Carrie Lucas, Dynasty, The Spinners, Gladys Knight, SOS Band, Living In A Box, New Kids On the Block, Five Star, Blackstreet, Guy, 911, Samples: Missy Elliott, Ma$e, Blaque, TRU, Will Smith, Won G, Shaquille O’Neal and Spice Girls.
Les Hemstock
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Hemstock & Jennings, The Barmy Army.
Lol Hammond
CREDITS INCLUDE: Lol Hammond, Drum Club, Spiral Tribe, Roger Eno, Are We Superheroes?, Lol Hammond, Chris Coco & Paul Hartnoll, Heather Small.
L.T. Hutton
CREDITS INCLUDE: Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 2 Pac, Ashanti, Omarion, Kurupt, Bad Azz, Jermaine Dupri, Master P, Krayzie Bone, Nate Dogg, Bow Wow, The Luniz, Da Brat, Benzino, Roscoe and IMX.
Marc Hudson
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
Mark McGowan
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
Mark “Qura” Rankin
CREDITS INCLUDE: Christina Aguilera, Fabulous.
Mark Sherry
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Mark Sherry, Public Domain.
Martha Tilston
Martin Newell
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Cleaners From Venus, Martin Newell, The Damned, Captain Sensible, MGMT, The Brotherhood of Lizards, The Stray Trolleys, Plod, Gypp.
Michael Gray
CREDITS INCLUDE: Full Intention, Michael Gray, Midnight Mystery Club, Dizzee Rascal, Penny F, Shelly Poole, Shena, Portobella.
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Nick Bridges
CREDITS INCLUDE: Bodyrox, N-Dubz & Bodyrox, Chipmunk, Lethal Bizzle, Another Chance, Raw, Pearn & Bridges.
Olly Goodman
CREDITS INCLUDE: Example, The Magician, Julian Perretta, Mike Posner, Xoxo Blake Lewis, Queen of Hearts, Heartbeat, Ruby Goe.
Patrick Patrikios
CREDITS INCLUDE: Little Mix, Jesy Nelson, Masked Wolf, James Blunt, Pixie Lott, Il Divo, Roll Deep, Leonie Meijer, Ronan Keating, Charlie Hedges, Ferry Corsten, Giorgio Moroder, Brooks Brothers, Mic Lowry, Fancy Cars, Florida, Inna, Timmy Trumpet, Sweet California, Example, Yxang Bane, JLS, Olly Murs, Mandy Jiroux, Skiy, HRVY, Matoma, Ana Guerra, Nicky Romero, Dreamers, Stephen Puth, D.O.D, Bipolar Sunshine, Cast, Arizona, Livvia, Noah Cyrus, Cher Lloyd
Paul McGeechan
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Starless, Love And Money, Ricky Ross, Roddy Hart, Julie Fowlis, Justin Currie.
Paul Quinn
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Teenage Fanclub, Primary 5.
Rex Rideout
CREDITS INCLUDE: Toni Braxton, Motif, Will Downing, Bobby Lyle, Luther Vandross, The Temptations
Robert Hodgens (Bobby Bluebell)
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: The Bluebells, The Eurythmics, Altered Images, Paul Quinn, Sinead O’Connor, Wu-Tang Clan, The Wilsons, Brian Wilson, The Poems, Shakespeare’s Sister, Texas, Bananarama
Rui Da Silva
CREDITS INCLUDE: Rui da Silva, Zhu
Ryan Sewell
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Rion S, Purple Disco Machine, Sophie & The Giants, Piero Pirupa, Black Caviar, Tom & Collins, Tom Enzy, Marco Lys, Deepshakerz, Ben Remember.
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Sam Gray
CREDITS INCLUDE: Telykast, Tiesto, Chainsmokers & Illenium, Meduza & Hozier, YouNotUs, Example, DJ Katch, Tobtok, Cerrone, Nicky Romero, Nile Rodgers, Ben Saunders, Abi Phillips, Sam Gray, J. Rowan, Shang Wen Jie, Show Lo, Brown & Gray, AJ Mitchell, Sweet California, Patryk Kumor, Anya, TobTok, Manovski, Julian Perretta, Hardwell, The Him, Sorana, Salvatore Ganacci, Juic3box, Alice France, Young Stadium Club, Solano, Alle Farben, Whistleback, Dominique Young Unique, Mandy Jiroux, 2PM, Exile, Twice, Next, Skull & Haha, Jraffe, The Union, Omi, Felix Jaehn, DJ Antoine, Penthox, Julian Martel, Victor Seitz, 4Dreamers, Joe Killington, Connor Bvrns, Casey Barnes, Cymo, Koala, Taemin, Keanu Silva, Ava Max, Arisa, Duvall, Armin van Buuren, Andrew Rayel. Benjamin Ingrosso
Samuel Christian
Samuel Christian
CREDITS INCLUDE: Out Kast, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi, Diplo, Datsick, Rick Ross, Dungeon Family, Reakwon (Wu-Tang), Bun B, Knocturnal, The Game, Kanye West, Earth Wind and Fire, The Roots, Kay, Mos Def, Busta Ryhmes, Rakim, Nappy Roots, DPG, J Wells, J. R. Rotem, Dr Dre, Big Gipp, Asher Roth, Swedish House Mafia, Organized Noize, Too Short, George Clinton, Tash, Erick Alcock, DJ Khalil, Front Street Ent, Phantom Boyz, Samuel Christian.
Shena Winchester
23rd Precinct Music (UK)
Si Paul
Hookline & Singer Music (UK)
CREDITS INCLUDE: Lost Witness, ATB, Solasso.
Spencer Nezey
CREDITS INCLUDE: Stan Walker, Papa Roach, Lee Foss, Girl’s Generation, Kelechi, SPNCR, Xhoana, Lee Curtiss, Tigra, X-Raided, Nova Rockafeller
Steve Diggle
CREDITS INCLUDE: Buzzcocks, Steve Diggle, Flag of Convenience, The Offspring, Die Toten Hosen
Steve Duberry
CREDITS INCLUDE: Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Blue, Simon Webbe, Liberty X, Heather Small, Lulu, Cliff Richard, Bryan Adams, Worlds Apart, 3SL, Don Black, Albert Hammond, Tim Rice, Daichi Miura
Stephen Hague
CREDITS INCLUDE: New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Malcolm McLaren, Pete Shelley, Erasure, Public Image Ltd, The Apartments, Pere Ubu, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond, Banderas, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blur, Dubstar, Robbie Williams, Manic Street Preachers, Ace of Base, Pretenders, Tom Jones, Melanie C, Lizzo
Stephin Merritt
CREDITS INCLUDE: Magnetic Fields, Peter Gabriel, Gavin James, Stephin Merritt, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, The 6ths.
Steve White
CREDITS INCLUDE: Paul Weller, Level 42, The Players, Talbot & White, An Electric Blend, The Family Silver.
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