Steve Hellier is a writer-producer who is best known for forming the electronic music group Death in Vegas with Richard Fearless. Signing to Concrete Records in 1994, the band wrote, recorded and toured their highly successful debut album ‘Dead Elvis’, released in 1997. Songs from the record were synced in various films including “Dirt” in Human Traffic and Very Bad Things, “G.B.H.” in Homegrown, “Rocco” in City of Industry and “Claiming Marilyn” in The Acid House. In 2013, the album was certified silver by the BPI and, on 10th March this year, it celebrated its 25th anniversary.
From Death in Vegas’ second album ‘The Contino Sessions’ (1999), Steve co-wrote the UK top 10 single “Aisha”, with vocals by Iggy Pop. The song helped the band to gain further recognition and earn ‘The Contino Sessions’ a Mercury Prize nomination in 2000.
Since exiting the band, Steve has been involved in numerous musical, artistic and sound design projects, including sound installations at Resonant Edge Festival (2017), sound work for Urbanism Festival in Seoul (2017) and a residency and film performance at WORM in Rotterdam (2018). He has also produced Mark Leckey’s work on labels such as Warp Records and Death of Rave and worked as a close collaborator on Mark’s installation O’Magic Power of Bleakness at the Tate Britain, and various other art work in Copenhagen, Berlin, Glasgow and an upcoming show at Turner contemporary.
Steve continues to release music as part of a project called @colorvoxband, a collaboration with guitarist Richard Thompson. Listen to their first album, ‘101’, here and their latest EP, ‘Body Electric’, here.
After many requests from a new generation of DJs, Steve is also reissuing his back catalogue of house music from 1992, originally on @discrete_records, via a recently signed deal with Kudos record distribution.