Afrobeat Makers - Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited Vol. 2
Following Afrobeat Makers Vol. 1 (now sold out), Comet is pleased to announce the second volume of the Afrobeat Makers collection. Tony Allen's original Afrobeat patterns revisited by some of the best international DJ/producers, among them: Doctor L (Paris), Thiago Franca (São Paulo), mps PILOT (Amsterdam), and GnoWee (Paris). Tony Allen has spread Afrobeat to the corners of the globe -- a perfect synthesis of tradition and sophistication. His various collaborations with great artists from all genres and styles is truly proof of his openness. Doctor L, a Paris based music producer, is a sound activist going through musical galaxies, fusing '80s punk rock to hip-hop, electronica and Afrobeat. In 2000 on Comet Records, he brought Lagos' Afrobeat into the third millennium with the album Black Voices by Tony Allen, and also presented his other project, Psyco On Da Bus. Since 2002, DJ/producer mps PILOT has immersed himself in the cutting-edge tropical bass scene. He slips between genres in every possible direction, mapping the cross-pollination and divergence of contemporary music. He has performed on three continents -- both in the remote desert and at major festivals. Thiago Franca is a producer, musician and saxophonist from São Paulo's art scene. He released an album with his power Afro-punk trio Meta Meta for the first time in 2014, and he is also developing his African-rooted solo outfit, Sambanzo. He was also in Criolo's touring band for two years, where he met Tony Allen, which led to two collaborations on the first Afrobeat Makers and Meta Meta albums.