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ANNIHIL is the alias of Nihil Hell Lean, a producer, performer, and digital patchwork artist based in New York City. Merging tropes of pop, experimental, and club music, ANNIHIL folds together live vocal samples with synthesized patches and rhthyms, creating an experience rooted as much in dance music as performance.

Hell Lean has toured extensively over the years throughout North America, and recently completed a string of debut appearances in Europe. He has shared the stage with a wide array of artists, including Moor Mother, Loraine James, Dreamcrusher, Boy Harsher, Ariel Zetina, Parquet Courts, NTsKi, Xenia Rubinos, Helado Negro, and more.

Past artist residencies include Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm, SE (2023), and The Silent Barn Brooklyn, NY (2016-18). He is a recipient of Creatives Rebuild New York Guaranteed Income for Artist Program (2022-23), and a former collective member of Chaos Computer (NYC). In 2023 Hell Lean was commissioned by ISSUE Project Room as part of their 20th Anniversary performance series.




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ig - @ann1h1l

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