About



Chris Hill is a drummer, composer/producer and sound designer based in Berlin.

He is known for his genre-bending approach, which is fluid, dynamic and highly musical. Fusing intricate pocket grooves, a soft spot for vintage & textural drum sounds and the organic implementation of electronics, Chris has made himself a name in a large variety of contexts ranging from pop, singer-songwriter, jazz, experimental and electronic music.

Chris is offering drum recording sessions (remote and attended) from his private tracking & writing studio, THE TRACKING FARM.

He has been very fortunate to perform and/or record with a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists such as Alice Phoebe Lou, Hush Moss, Kyson, Merryn Jeann, Martin & James, Frank DillaneAchim Kaufmann, Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Simon Rose, Liz Kosack, Vincent von Schlippenbach / DJ Illvibe, Els Vandeweyer, Richard Scott, Rieko Okuda, Tomomi Adachi, Johannes Fink, Rainer Witzel, Dan Peter Sundland, Dag Magnus Narvesen, Eliad Wagner, to name a few.

His electronic solo project HOLYMACHINES is focusing on abstract electronic music, using Sunhouse Sensory Percussion to manipulate samples and found sounds to finally reassemble them as bold new sonic gestures. His audiovisual debut album IMAGE VERSION was released in 2016, largely featuring work by video artist and motion designer AQUIET.

As a curator, he is active as co-founder of Berlin-based audiovisual label AVERAGE NEGATIVE and as host of the regular concert series LIQUID SOUNDS SERIES - both dedicated to genre-free, creative music.

As a producer and sound designer, Chris has founded the creative agency chhhhhh, which has created campaigns for major brands such as Mercedes Benz, Drive Now, VIU Eyewear, Deutsche Bahn, WIRED and many more.

Chris proudly endorses Sunhouse Sensory Percussion and Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals.

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