Drummer James Hester talks exclusively with Roland UK, showing you how to play classic hip-hop grooves on your hybrid drum kit without the need for a drum machine. By playing acoustic and electronic percussion together in one set up, the authentic hip-hop sound is performed live by the drummer.

In this tutorial, James uses the Roland RT-10S acoustic drum trigger on the snare drum, and the RT-10K trigger on the bass drum, plus the KD-7 kick trigger unit to access a wide range of electronic sound modules.

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