Dave Afrobeat Alert! The Tony Allen Remix Project

Fancy filling your studio with the latest Afrobeat sounds? Well why not take part in the Tony Allen Remix Project.

Nigerian drummer and songwriter Tony Allen is one of the great rhythmic originators of dance music – his work with Fela Kuti in the 1970s inspired the likes of Brian Eno and many other electronic and disco pioneers. And he remains at the cutting edge, working with electronic producers like Funky Lowlives and Dr L in the 90s, with Sebastian Tellier on the classic ‘La Ritournelle’, and now with Damon Albarn in The Good The Bad & The Queen.

Now, to celebrate the release of Tony Allen’s new album Secret Agent, World Circuit Records are very excited to announce the Tony Allen remix project in which they’re offering the opportunity to remix the title track from the album – ‘Secret Agent’ – a majestic slice of hardcore roots Afrobeat featuring a driving groove, penetrating guitar, pulsating horn riffs and stirring vocals.

The winner will win a SoundCloud Pro Max account for one year, as well as either a day’s studio time at Livingston Studios in London or the Reason Premium edition PLUS the Recycle software, should you not live in the UK. Deadline is July 7th. Get involved and more info by visiting the Tony Allen Remix Project site.

Enjoy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Ramirez/514717349 Michael Ramirez

    cool. I posted this up several places.. Hoping it turns into a competition!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Ramirez/514717349 Michael Ramirez

    cool. I posted this up several places.. Hoping it turns into a competition!

  • ColtSeavers

    What a superb project. I've always been a huge Fela / Femi fan, have much of Fella's albums – Afrika70s and Egypt80s.

    Think i've got pretty much all Tony Allen's solo stuff too. Going to enjoy having a crack at this – feels slightly sacred – gonna have to leave that tempo alone – no one can tell this man a thing about groove and rhythm!

  • http://spoff.tumblr.com/ Colt Seavers

    What a superb project. I've always been a huge Fela / Femi fan, have much of Fella's albums – Afrika70s and Egypt80s.

    Think i've got pretty much all Tony Allen's solo stuff too. Going to enjoy having a crack at this – feels slightly sacred – gonna have to leave that tempo alone – no one can tell this man a thing about groove and rhythm!