Hip Hop drums. Jazz spirit.

Detroit’s finest Jazz Drummer, Karriem Riggins just dropped a new Native Instruments Plug-in. Karriem has been around since the early nineties and also worked with artists such as J Dilla, Common, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Kanye West, Kaytranada, the list just goes on.

Karriem dedicated two years of his time to craft this Play Series Kontakt Plug-in „KarriemRigginsDrums“. Now available at our fingertips. So when approached by Native Instruments and asked to take his carefully recorded & processed drums to create a short and fun musical composition, I was definitely more than honored to jump onboard and be part of this project. After dropping a few sketches, Karriem and team liked one of the beats that much, it became the campaign launch track, which can be heard in the video above. Special thanks to Zack at Native Instruments for teaming me up with such a legend! It was a pleasure playing around & experimenting with all of these kits and sonic possibilities which this Kontakt instrument has to offer. 




Purchase or try out the Plug-in over at Native Instruments here


KARRIEM RIGGINS DRUMS is all about simplicity. How many drums and ideas fit into one instrument or interface? Designer Jason Jägel has mastered this task. And the sounds? Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studio 3 and edited using modular gear, tape machines, spring reverb and Karriem's ​​own expertise. The result: outstanding sounds. For the essential flow in the beats and endless experiments.

Karriem Riggins drums

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