Engineer Rob Hoffman On The Creation Of ‘They Don’t Care About Us’
January 24, 2019

“It began with a metronome and a basic four-count kick drum…it took time to go through millions of samples to build up that groove. Just the percussion element of that track was 20 tracks or more.” – Rob Hoffman, one of the engineers on HIStory, on the creation of “They Don’t Care About Us.”

Listen to the song again to hear the layers of complexity: