NATIVE INSTRUMENTS: TROPICAL FREQUENCIES

The Tropical Frequencies event series is an exploration into new forms of music created through the fusion of bass orientated sounds with more traditional styles from across the globe. Through the application of MASCHINE and KOMPLETE, the events have brought together the talents of Mexico’s NAAFI collective, The Gaslamp Killer, as well as others, to forge a narrative where technology meets global culture. Watch the highlights here, learn more about Global Bass and find out how to create your own rhythm.

INTRODUCTION BY THROWING SHADE

Watch DJ, producer and Ninja Tune artist Throwing Shade introduce the topic of Global Bass by discussing how cultural and social ecosystems inspire diverse subgenres across the world. Follow it up by listening to the featured tracks in full on Spotify.



NAVIGATING TROPICAL FREQUENCIES WITH COMFORT FIT

MASCHINE lead product specialist Comfort Fit provides sonic toolbox tips on how to create kuduro beats and soca rhythms. Using sequencing techniques, you can learn how sidechaining and compression can finesse your sound.

ARTIST ROUNDTABLE WITH THE GASLAMP KILLER, VON KISS AND BEATS ANTIQUE

Mark “Frosty” McNeil fields an open discussion with The Gaslamp Killer, Beats Antique and Von Kiss as to how the multicultural elements of Los Angeles have influenced their individual approaches to music composition.



Check the Spotify playlist to hear the tracks played during the discussion.



ONE TO ONE WITH DANIEL HAAKSMAN

Watch as German DJ, producer and journalist Daniel Haaksman discuss how he first started to incorporate a wider sonic palette into his musical output, and what global music means to him as an artist.

TRACK DECONSTRUCTION WITH SYMBIZ

Berlin-based bass production duo Symbiz deconstruct their 2016 song ‘Stereotypes', detailing how BATTERY and MASSIVE were used in creating the track’s sonic identity and unique rhythm patterns.

MAKING BEATS ON MASCHINE STUDIO WITH NAAFI

Watch Imaabs and Paul Marmota from Mexico City music collective NAAFI, perform on MASCHINE STUDIO, breaking down and discussing their techniques and tricks.

TROPICAL STEMS EXCLUSIVES

If you DJ, discover tropical bass music from around the globe using the multi-track Stems format. With the bass, drums, melody, and vocal tracks available individually, create mixes that stand out with these Stems releases.

Hyenah – Rise
Freerange

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Daniel Haaksman – African Fabrics
Man Recordings

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Symbiz – Airport Accident
SoulForce Records

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Buy at Juno

Rhythm Staircase – Groove In The Casbah EP
Street King

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Buy at Wasabeat
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