EXPLORING GLOBAL BASS

An NI original series, TROPICAL FREQUENCIES showcases the emerging sound of bass music worldwide from chicha to baile funk, to kuduro and beyond. Embark on a musical journey that starts with Poder Verde – a video feature exploring psychedelic cumbia from Peru.

And continue the adventure with more stories from Peru, Mexico, Colombia, plus extras to come.

MORE STORIES FROM PERU

Journey further and explore the wider musical landscape in Peru with extras and outtakes from the films. Dig into the rich diversity of Peru’s cumbia history, the graphic artwork it inspired, and learn more about the artists featured.




WHAT IS GLOBAL BASS?

From Lisbon to Lima, Cape Town to Mexico City, and further beyond: cities all over the world are making waves with their own unique styles of dance music culture. Be it digital cumbia, trap, moombahton, UK grime, or kuduro, these genres push musical boundaries by fusing tradition with modern production techniques, and draw inspiration from their own distinct surroundings.

To get the full picture, listen to a specially curated Spotify playlist that focuses on these forward-thinking sounds.





PODER VERDE: AN AMAZONIAN EXCHANGE

Follow digital cumbia pioneers Dengue Dengue Dengue! from their home in Lima, Peru on their journey deep into the Amazon to meet influential cumbia legends Los Wembler’s de Iquitos and collaborate on new music.









TERROR NEGRO: DIGITAL CUMBIA IN LIMA

Dive deeper into the Peruvian scene with an exclusive look inside the Lima collective Terror Negro. In this video, the Terror Negro protagonists shed light on the political and cultural influences on modern Peruvian music and how these like-minded creatives quickly grew into a beloved force of the Lima scene.


NAAFI: A NEW WAVE OF CLUB MUSIC IN MEXICO

Artist collective and record label NAAFI is driving a new wave of Mexican electronic music. Part artist collective, party promotion crew, and record label, NAAFI aims to find a unique musical language that exists between the edges of music, visual art, and culture, using their experimental outlook to explore uncharted musical avenues – a new sound forged by their own rules.






SABROSO! A ROAD TRIP TO COLOMBIA'S CARIBBEAN COAST

Explore the vibrant culture of the contemporary Caribbean music scene in this Native Instruments original documentary. Producer Mauricio Alvarez takes us on a trip from Bogotá to the Colombian coast in an attempt to understand the spirit of Caribbean groove.






NATIVE SESSIONS EVENTS

Join special TROPICAL FREQUENCIES events taking place in Berlin, London, and LA – presented by NATIVE SESSIONS. You’ll discover the cultural and social ecosystems that are inspiring diverse subgenres from the DJs, producers, and personalities who are shaping their community’s sound.

MORE NATIVE SESSIONS EVENTS

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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Rhythm Staircase – Groove In The Casbah EP
Street King

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