Meow the Drums Just Blaze Run the Jewels
Meow the Drums Just Blaze Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels & Just Blaze Share 'Meow The Drums' Kit Of Vintage Drum Sounds

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Producers and beatsmiths the world over, rejoice. Run the Jewels and Just Blaze have decided to bestow upon the world a gorgeous gift: the unprocessed drum sounds that were used by Blaze throughout much of the 2000s, ripped straight out of his own MPC. It's been labeled 'Meow the Drums,' and is certainly a useful, generous gift from the fellas. Read up on it below:

Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to for much more!!

Pick up the drum sound package right here.

Run the Jewels Tour Dates:

11/21- Mexico City, MX- Corona Capital Festival

12/13 - San Diego, CA - 91X WREX The Halls

12/30 - Rosemont, IL - Reaction New Year’s Eve

1/28 - Buttermilk Mountain, CO - X Games Aspen

1/29 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen