Chris is a session drummer, producer, solo-artist, label-owner and collaborator living and working in Berlin.
As a session drummer, he is known for his genre-bending and stylistically versatile approach - always dynamic, expressive and musical. Focusing on an elegant pocket, vintage drum tones and the organic implementation of electronics, Chris has made himself a name in a large variety of contexts, ranging between pop, hip-hop, singer-songwriter, jazz, experimental and electronic music.
Chris is offering recording sessions via his private tracking and writing studio The Tracking Farm.
He has been very fortunate to tour, record and/or collaborate with a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists & producers such as:
Alice Phoebe Lou, Kyson, Merryn Jeann, Hush Moss, Majan, Badchieff, Badmómzjay, Bozza,
Quinn Oulton, Demae, Glia, Carlos Niño, Noah Becker, Duendita, Ex Olympic, Rob Shelton, August Charles, Olmo, Jesper Munk, Jackpal, Noah Taylor, Yum Yuck, The Offline, Doron Segal Trio, OSOO, Frank Dillane, YAH3, Martin & James, Rieko Okuda, Achim Kaufmann, Tobias Delius, Liz Kosack, Vincent von Schlippenbach / DJ Illvibe, Otis Sandsjö, Dan Peter Sundland, Dag Magnus Narvesen, to name a few.
As a producer and sound designer, Chris has founded the creative agency chhhhhh, which has collaborated with major brands such as Mercedes Benz, Drive Now, Nokia, VIU Eyewear, Deutsche Bahn, ARD Television, NDR Television, WIRED, Goethe Institute, Karla Otto, GAP, Zalando and many more.
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 is featuring work by video artist and motion designer AQUIET.
As a curator, he is active as the co-founder of Berlin-based audiovisual label AVERAGE NEGATIVE and experimental concert series LIQUID SOUNDS, both focused on genre-free, creative music. Chris proudly endorses Sunhouse Sensory Percussion & Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals.
© Paul Härting
© Paul Härting