EAST COAST SOUL

  • The jazzy, soulful sound of classic East Coast hip hop and boom bap
  • 50 MASCHINE and 57 BATTERY Kits packed with layered, melodic samples
  • 272 hard-hitting drums and 528 one-shots for classic vinyl sound


NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE

In the late 80s and early 90s, boom bap was king. On the East Coast, hip hop producers and artists like Pete Rock, Grand Puba, and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier dropped beats dripping with jazz and soul. These crate diggers scoured shops and mined records for soulful hooks, jazzy breaks, and funky grooves to scratch, sample, and blend. And though the Golden Age eventually came to an end, hip hop instrumentalist Madlib ushered in a renaissance of this jazzy, sample-driven sound in the late 90s and 2000s.

Created in association with Raw Cutz.

A CRATE DIGGER’S DREAM

Designed with sample hounds in mind, BASEMENT ERA overflows with hiddens gems. Bass guitar and ensemble one-shots mingle with jazzy flute and horn hooks, funky guitar licks, and vintage keyboard chord stabs, all organized by key. Crisp snares and FX are perfect for crafting gritty, head-nodding beats, while drum decays can be easily trimmed to fit any track. As a final touch, dusty, crackling vinyl sounds add texture, warmth, and an authentic feel.

SAMPLES AND LOOPS

Raw drum hits and one-shots come DAW-ready – plus tempo-based construction loops give you building blocks for inspiration.

280 Construction Loops
272 Drum Samples
528 One Shots

DRUM KITS

Kits come pre-assembled for MASCHINE and BATTERY, with color coding for BATTERY and FX-enhanced kits for MASCHINE.

57 BATTERY Kits
50 MASCHINE Kits

MASCHINE EXCLUSIVE

MASCHINE owners get editable patterns for building ideas fast. Plus, multi-effects macros that are custom-made for your sounds.

5 Projects
295 Patterns

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Drum Sample Breakdown: 70 Kick Drums, 55 Snares, 15 Claps, 1 Cymbal, 117 Hi Hats, 89 Percussion, 30 Shakers, 49 Toms
Installer Size: 1.33 GB

ABOUT EXPANSIONS

Expansions are genre-specific packs that work with a range of Native Instruments products, and can be used in any DAW. Created by top artists and sound designers, they’re loaded with one-shots, samples, and tempo-based construction loops. Drum kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE, as well as customizable presets for MASSIVE, MONARK, or PRISM – found in KOMPLETE and MASCHINE – give you the perfect sounds for your genre. MASCHINE owners also get exclusive FX chains and editable patterns, plus Drum Synth and Bass Synth presets.



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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware
Optimized for: MASCHINE, MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE MIKRO , MASCHINE JAM or KOMPLETE KONTROL SERIES KEYBOARDS

Software

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