"I was like 'Wow, this is fun, and I don't have anything like this on the record'. It's fast, up around 150 bpm, and it's kind of a wacky pattern."
Omar recorded it first on Roland V-Drums and then started improvising the bass line. His idea was to come up with an iconic drum solo that everybody could sort of play. Omar:
"So when I thought of Walk the Walk, I thought: 'What if I had this drum solo that's not so much chops oriented as much as it's sound oriented, with more open space, and it's like you kind of get into the sound of the drum inside this room.'"
Omar Hakim has worked with Daft Punk, David Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Sting among many others. His solo group, The Omar Hakim Experience, consists of:
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