The Loop Loft Adds Legendary Drummer Omar Hakim, Percussionist Mino Cinélu to Growing Stable of Premium Artist Loop Content


Veteran Beat Makers of Daft Punk, Sting, Weather Report, Miles Davis to Track With The Loop Loft

FRAMINGHAM, MASS (Jun 18, 2013) –The Loop Loft, developer of the world’s most musical loop collections, announces that it will record exclusive content with two world-renowned recording-artists; drummer Omar Hakim and percussionist Mino Cinélu in New York City, in June 2013. Music creators will be able to instantly infuse their tracks with Omar and Mino’s unique playing using virtually any DAW or music-making software including Pro Tools®, Ableton™ Live, Reason™ and GarageBand®.

Born in the musical hotbed that is New York City, Omar Hakim’s producer-friendly drumming has fueled some of the biggest hits and powered world tours from artists across a broad range of genres including David Bowie, Miles Davis, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Carly Simon, Weather Report, Chic, Marcus Miller, Bobby McFerrin, and more recently, Daft Punk. Listeners can hear Hakim’s pocket playing on the just-released Daft Punk record, “Random Access Memories”, which features his signature live drumming.

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Mino Cinélu’s inventive percussion playing has positioned the French-born musician, composer and producer as a tremendously in-demand player in the bands and sessions of the biggest artists worldwide. With a resume that includes work with Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Sting, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Barron, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Frisell, DJ Logic and Kevin Eubanks as well as work as a solo artist, Cinélu’s colorful playing has added the perfect missing element to rhythm sections across styles and settings.

Music makers can upgrade their rhythm section with all the nuance and personality of Omar Hakim and Mino Cinélu: living, breathing musicians with one-of-a-kind playing styles. Producers will find that using The Loop Loft loops is like being in the recording studio with these in-demand players. The Loop Loft will offer artist content from Omar Hakim and Mino Cinélu in all major formats including REX2™, WAV, AIFF, Stylus RMX™ and ReFill™ for use with virtually all music software and controllers. For more information on the entire catalog from The Loop Loft, please

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About The Loop Loft

The Loop Loft offers a range of loop collections for drums, percussion, guitar, bass, saxophone, and more. Its productions are recorded using only real musicians, not machines. “We don’t use samplers. We don’t program beats. We just record the best musicians in the world to bring you loops that feel and sound human. The way they should be.” For more information, go