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Zach Hill


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Sacramento, United States

Zach Hill is a musician residing in Sacramento, California. He performs/has performed in numerous groups, including Hella, Holy Smokes, Nervous Cop, Death Grips, and a diverse other range of groups including Team Sleep (featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones), Goon Moon, and The Ladies (a duo consisting of Zach on drums and Rob Crow of Pinback on guitar). Zach is completely self taught, having started drumming around 1995.

One of Zach Hill’s most defining characteristics as a drummer is his footwork. Many drummers are surprised when they realize that he only uses one bass drum and a single bass drum pedal when he plays. For example, in the song Imaginary Friends from Hella’s Church Gone Wild record, Hill employs his characteristic double-stroke bass drum method throughout much of the song, leading many to believe he is using more than one foot to do so, when he is only using his right foot. Zach Hill’s set thus far had had generally very low-tuned tom-toms and floor-toms. When playing rhythms back and forth between his bass drum and these tom-toms, it often sounds as if it is all being created by the bass drum. His snare drum sound is often a contrasting highly tuned “crack” sound.

A unique aspect of Zach’s style is his liberal use of unconventional sounding cymbals, often referred to as “trash” cymbals.


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  • AliceReid

    I love you

    10 Aug 1:33pm Reply
  • AliceReid

    Please do something Zach

    10 Aug 1:33pm Reply
  • muzziac

    The only reason I got into Death Grips was because of Zach Hill. [2] Hey Zach, since you've got some free time now, maybe you could y'know, make some noise with Marnie again?

    9 Aug 8:19pm Reply
  • Xenagos

    Quite literally the only reason I got into Death Grips was because of Zach Hill. He doesn't disappoint.

    22 Jul 9:21pm Reply
  • drochlen

    какой же клёвый он выпустил альбом face tat. доставляет больше других проектов с его участием.

    13 Jun 1:28pm Reply
  • WS9167

    Zach Hill is god... everything he does turns out to be at least amazing. and he's EVERYWHERE. I wish I could be Zach Hill. if not, Mike Kinsella please.

    17 Feb 9:20pm Reply
  • TooYoungTooHot

    deaf gips

    24 Jan 2:14am Reply
  • DJFender

    "wow this death grips thingy he's currently in really isn't that good, why did he have to go give up his awesome career to join some pretentious dubstep group?" lmaodead

    10 Jan 3:50pm Reply
  • bigkajamma

    Hella, Solo Career (Facetat), Death Grips and Bygones are all top notch

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bigkajamma

    @milkynoodles diversify your musical tastes. Just about everything this dude touches is gold. Death Grips is some really forward thinking hip-hop. I listen to all kinds of music not one specific style.

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • skimaskshawty

    listen 2 exmilitary

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Skanking_Skippy

    See Grips live and understand. The performance is otherworldly and Zach is a shaman for sure.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MilkyNoodles

    wow this death grips thingy he's currently in really isn't that good, why did he have to go give up his awesome career to join some pretentious dubstep group?

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rafqueiroz

    rip in piece

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    He's in death grips to piss you and specifically you off.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Wolf_Cola

    God damn, seeing R.I.P.s as I casually scrolled down the page freaked out my shit. Don't do that, internet.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
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  • emptycookiejar1

    Well man, Zach started Death Grips, it's not like he was suckered into being in a group or something. Different people like different things. Music is a subjective experience. Don't get angry because you don't appreciate something.

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Yolteotl

    I still don't understand what he's doing in Death Grips or why people think they're good.

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • achromes

    woah .

    6 May 2013 Reply
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