Anu is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer and DJ. Recently signed to Kobalt for publishing, he is riding high with his production and co-writing credits on the global no.1 Lewis Capaldi album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ – penning the singles ‘Something Borrowed’ and ‘Lost On You’. 

His diverse background as an accomplished producer & multi instrumentalist, who also writes melody and lyrics, has made him an in-demand collaborator for artists across many genres. Singer songwriters like Declan J Donovan (‘Better’) and Abraham Alexander (‘Stay’), Pop stars such as Mans Zelmerlow (‘Grow Up to Be You’) and Pixie Lott (‘Fake’), even indie bands like Prides (‘Sweet Time’) or Holychild (‘Running Behind’), have all benefited from Anu’s ability to draw the best out of an artist.

Starting out with his own project, Freeform Five, Anu released his debut album on Atlantic Records, a DJ mix album on Four Music as well as several acclaimed singles and official remixes for artists such as N.E.R.D., Brian Wilson, David Byrne, Jamie Lidell, Santigold, Justin Timberlake and The Killers. Recent collaborations have included singles with Roisin Murphy (‘Leviathan’), Ali Love (‘Throwing Stones’) and Carolyn Harding (‘Strength’ on Glitterbox) and remixes with A-Trak.

After years of Djing across the globe in underground clubs from Cocoon to Fabric, Space to D-Edge, Anu’s first foray into writing and producing for other artists resulted in the breakthrough single ‘Paris is Burning’ for Ladyhawke and was quickly followed cuts for Little BootsVV Brown and the Lana Del Rey co write ‘Ghetto Baby’ for Cheryl Cole

Anu has also always been involved in the sync world. He’s soundtracked adverts in every imaginable style for some of the world’s largest brands, including Apple, Nike, Nokia, Seat, Eurostar, Playstation, Mercedes, Verizon, Vodafone, BBC and Xbox (showreel on www.anupillai.com)

Anu continues to write with both established and developing artists from his private mews studio in Notting Hill, London and has recently worked with Gabriella Aplin, Tamzene, Conor Byrne, Fanny Andersen, Sam Calver, Rose Gray and George Glew to name a few.

Selected Discography
Artist Record Credits
Lewis Capaldi Lost on You Single Co Write/ Produced
Lewis Capaldi Something Borrowed Co Write / Produced
Gabrielle Aplin When The Lights Go Out Co Write/ Produced
Katerine Duska Sanctuary Produced
Katerine Duska Nyx Produced
Leon of Athens Anemos Produced
Leon of Athens Communication Produced
Freeform Five and Carolyn Harding Strength Co Write/ Produced
Eden XO Love Somebody Else Co Write / Produced
Måns Zelmerlöw Grow Up To Be You Co-wrote/Produced
Grace Davies Wolves Co-write / Produced
Gia Ford God, Cameras, Everybody Co Written / Produced
Abraham Alexander Stay Single Co Written / Produced
Sonia Stein Change Shapes Single Co Write / Produced
Prides Say it Again Co Write / Produced
Prides Sweet Time Co-writer
Pixie Lott Fake Co Write/ Produced
Nathan Sykes Forthcoming TBC Co-write / Produced
Freeform Five Featuring Ali Love Throwing Stones Co-write / Produced
Declan J Donovan Better Co-write / Produced
Chinook Bones Co-write / Produced
X&Y Breathe Co-write / Produced
Markus Feehily Cut You Out Co-write / Produced
Holychild Running Behind Single - Co-write
Cheryl Cole Ghetto Baby Album Trk - Co-write / Produced
Ladyhawke Paris Is Burning Single - Co-write / Produced
Ladyhawke Manipulating Woman Album Trk - Co-write / Produced
Little Boots/Phil Oakley Symmetry Co-write / Produced
Little Boots Not Now Co-write / Produced
Little Boots Love Kills Co-write / Produced
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Here's To You Co-write / produced
VV Brown Game Over Co-write / Produced
Arsenal One Day At A Time Single - Produced / Mixed
Arsenal Lokemo Album Trk- Produced / Mixed
Primary 1 Never Know Single - Co-Produced
Primary 1 Nightmare Power Album Trk - Co-Produced
Primary 1 No Problem Album Trk - Co-Produced
Sound Of Arrows Disappear Full Album - Co-write /add prod
Ebony Bones Bone Of My Bones Full Album - Add prod/ mixed
Mylo Muscle Car Album Trk - Co-write / Add Prod
David Byrne Lazy Album Trk - Arrangement
Kid Gloves Music Power Original Single
Kid Gloves Below The Belt Original Single
Kid Gloves Bare Knuckle Original Single
Kid Gloves Brand New Dance Original Single
Santigold-Kid Gloves Remix Lights Out Remix
Roisin Murphy-Kid Gloves Remix Movie Star Remix
Snow Patrol-Kid Gloves Remix Crack The Shutters Remix
Black Kids-Kid Gloves Remix Look At Me Remix
Arsenal-Kid Gloves Remix Estupendo Remix
Bloc Party-Kid Gloves Remix One More Chance Remix
Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara Weltareh Original Single
Freeform Five feat. Roisin Murphy Leviathan Original Single
Freeform Five No More Conversations Original Single
Freeform Five Eeeeaaooww Original Single
Freeform Five Electromagnetic Original Single
Freeform Five Strangest Things Original Album
Freeform Five Misch Masch DJ Mix
Freeform Five Bisous Bisous Vol.2 DJ Mix
Freeform Five Home Wit U Compilation Exclusive
Freeform Five Eeeeaaooww Compilation Exclusive
Freeform Five Perspex Sex Original Single
Freeform Five Brak Me Original Single
Deadmau5-Remix The Veldt Remix
Brian Wilson Our Prayer Remix
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back Remix
Lindstrom I Feel Space Remix
N.E.R.D. Lapdance Remix
Killers When You Were Young Remix
James Lidell When I Come Back Around Remix
Legowelt Disco Rout Remix
Nitin Sawhney Homelands Remix
Elton John Are You Ready For Love? Remix
Xpress 2 feat. David Byrne Lazy Remix
Mylo Muscle Car Remix
Ayumi Hamasiki Alterna Remix
Felix Da Housecat Rocket Ride Remix
Alexander Robotnick Obsession For The Disco Freaks Remix
Lionrock Packet Of Peace Remix
Isolee Beau Mot Plage Remix
Isolee Brasil.com Remix
Snow Patrol Set Fire To The Third Bar Remix
Gabriel Ananda Ihre Personliche Glucksmelodie Remix
Natalie Imbruglia Wrong Impression Remix
Alice Smith Love Endeavour Remix
Destiny's Child Bootylicious Remix
J Majik & Kathy Brown Love Is Not A Game Remix
The Futureheads Decent Days & Nights Remix
Dido Thank You Remix
Alter Ego Beat The Bush Remix
Annie The Greatest Hit Remix
Rev19n Someone Like You Remix
Nu Frequency Passage Of Time Remix
Roel H Dancing Bears Remix
Ovation Network Ovation Network Rebrand Advert
Jenny McCarthy Show Jenny McCarthy Show Title music
Pearle Vision Pearle Vision Advert
Amazon Amazon Kindle Advert
Verizon Tv & Radio 2011 Campaign Advert
Mercedes Mercedes E Class website Website
Nike France Ribery Advert
Eurostar Club One Advert
Nokia Pop v DJ Advert
Vodafone Roaming Advert
Playstation Getaway Advert
J-LO "Live" Perfume Advert
X-Box Fable Advert
Homebase Autumn Advert
Atari Autumn Advert
Unilever Driver; Parallel Lines Advert
Coca Cola Enjoy Advert
Brita I Like Mine Advert
HSBC/ITC HSBC/ITC Drama Ident
Star Plus Starplus TV Ident
Pringles Spacebox Advert
Royal Mail Special Delivery Advert
BBC Radio Asian Network Entire Ident / Jingle / Trail Packages (1999 / 2002 / 2007)
BBC Radio Commonwealth Games 2002 Entire Ident / Jingle / Trail Packages
BBC Radio BBC Music Live Radio 1 / Radio 2 Selected Promo Trails
BBC Scotland & Local Radio BBC Scotland & Local Radio Selected Trails