Now Hakim has teamed up with boutique sample studio The Loop Loft to bring his distinctive style into your studio. Each loop, fill, and breakdown was crafted to make you feel like you’re in the room with him as he plays – giving your tracks an intimate, human touch, that a computer can’t recreate.

We sat down with the legendary sticksman to talk about his star-studded collaborations, missing out on becoming a member of Chic, and being one of the world’s best human drummers when drum machines infiltrated the industry.

Chapter 1 – Early years and missing his chance to join Chic
Chapter 2 – Getting the call to work on David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” (02:13)
Chapter 3 – Riding the rise of drum machines in the 80s (04:00)
Chapter 4 – Daft Punk make a surprising request (06:10)
Chapter 5 – Capturing his unique sound with The Loop Loft (07:42)

To celebrate The Loop Loft joining the Native Instruments family, we’ve specially curated three bundles featuring samples and loops from Omar Hakim and other legendary musicians – with discounts up to 93%, only until October 22.

See the bundles here.