June 19, 2018, Berlin – Today Native Instruments releases GLOBAL SHAKE, a new Expansion celebrating the vitality and excitement of contemporary African music.
From the rise of Afro bashment in the UK, to club styles like Afrobeats, gqom, kuduro, kizomba, and Afro house, to the influence on world-conquering artists like Drake and Major Lazer, one thing is clear: Africa is the sound of now. GLOBAL SHAKE follows a trail to Lisbon, London, New York, and beyond – capturing the diverse creativity of contemporary Africa as it overflows onto the international stage.
Created by Zoss Audio in collaboration with with London-based producers Nosa Apollo and Major Notes, GLOBAL SHAKE provides a vivid palette of sounds suitable for any style.
Lively drums and tuned percussion come in kits for BATTERY and MASCHINE, while new presets for MASSIVE, MONARK and REAKTOR PRISM give producers the characteristic bright leads and thick basses of African club music. Guitars, percussion, and original vocals were performed and recorded in Ghana, Cape Verde, and South Africa exclusively for the Expansion and come as samples and loops for use in any DAW.
GLOBAL SHAKE joins a range of over 50 Expansions. Launched in February, and based on the acclaimed MASCHINE Expansions series, these genre-focused sound packs contain everything a musician needs to create a full track in a specific style. For everything on Expansions, head to https://www.native-instruments.com/expansions.
Pricing and availability
GLOBAL SHAKE is available now exclusively at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € / £44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79.
A compact version of GLOBAL SHAKE is also available as an iMASCHINE 2 Expansion, for sketches on the go. The iMASCHINE 2 expansion is available at the iMASCHINE 2 in-app store for $0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29
The samples, loops, and one-shots from GLOBAL SHAKE are also available on Sounds.com. Currently open to US customers while in beta, Sounds.com offers samples and loops from every Expansion, plus access to content from hundreds of other suppliers, for a monthly subscription.
Further product information
For more on GLOBAL SHAKE, including audio demos, go to: https://www.native-instruments.com/globalshake