Hear what’s possible with KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, and a 49-strong global roster of today’s most exciting artists, producers, and beatmakers. Native Sketches is an audio visual cookbook of cutting-edge sound design, generative visuals, and studio secrets.

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Season two’s lineup spans a full spectrum of beat-focussed genres – from London club producer Sega Bodega and French collaborator Coucou Chloe; Kendrick Lamar collaborator Khrysis; OVO Sound affiliates Stwo and FrancisGotHeat; and Asian breakouts Jason Hou and EGL. Visit the link below to hear them – and 18 other producers – flex their creativity with KOMPLETE and MASCHINE.

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SKETCHES, DECONSTRUCTED

Lift the lid on the creative process: Join TALA, Cazal Organism, EGL, and Kami Awori for video breakdowns of the sounds and techniques behind their sketches, then head over to the Native Instruments blog to read exclusive interviews with each producer.

FROM THE BLOG: THE ART OF SKETCHING

To celebrate the return of Native Sketches, NI asked Jeff Weiss – of “last real rap blog on the internet” Passion of the Weiss fame – to introduce this year’s crop of beatmaking talent, and break down what it means to “sketch”. Over on the Native Instruments blog, the Pitchfork regular traces a line from Buddhist wisdom to boom-bap and beyond.

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REVISIT SEASON ONE

Season one of Native Sketches is the original showcase of creative talent from the cutting edge of contemporary electronic music – featuring deconstructed club sounds from the likes of Mumdance, Chino Amobi, M.E.S.H, and more. You know the format: 24 artists, 24 generative visuals, and 24 first-person insights into the production process.

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JLIN: WHAT DO YOU SOUND LIKE?

Season one star Jlin’s sketch later re-appeared as “Nyakinyua Rise” on her acclaimed second album Black Origami. Watch this four-minute primer to hear her philosophy on originality and learn about her collaboration with dancer Avril Stormy Unger.

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DERU: EVERYDAY INSPIRATION

For his contribution to season one, LA based composer and producer Deru used FORM to process various acoustic sounds into an ominous crescendo of drones and fragmented melodies. Take a look at his daily studio ritual in this short video.

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