We had the good fortune of connecting with Omar El-Deeb and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omar, why did you pursue a creative career?
I discovered music relatively later in life as I was going to college (studying something completely irrelevant to the matter). It just seemed intuitive to pick up on. One milestone after the other, I grew confident that this is what would make me happy. The more I gave to my craft, the more it gave back and it made me feel better about myself. I just knew that if my life did not revolve around music, I would be unhappy.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a self taught musician, music composer, producer, and audio engineer that is ever-curious about music and technology. I have been professionally active in the music industry for over a decade; first as a live and studio musician, until I found solace in the studio creating music for visual media as well as producing records for artists. I started my career in Cairo before moving to Los Angeles by late 2016 where I set up a small studio in West LA, and since then I’ve been exploring the city’s endless possibilities. Today you can hear my music on award winning films, series, commercials, as well as video games. Feel free to check out my website for some work samples as well as other credits where you might have heard my music!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Lots to do around the west side. I usually prefer doing something around the beach front.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to Key 66 Productions and Sary Hany, a pivotal part of my music career introducing music production and film composing to my arsenal. Another special shoutout is to composer Ludwig Göransson, one of my favorite film composers and music producers out there whom I had the absolute pleasure to work with during the past year as he was scoring on Tenet and season 2 of The Mandalorian.