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.
At the end of this week parts of our team will be at the Sónar festival in Barcelona to spread the word about the cloud. This year we will have a stand at the Professional Fair and talk to artists, djs, labels and all other people interested in working with music on the web.
If you’re already using SoundCloud we’d love to show you some of the new features that are coming up as well as a few tricks on how to use the service in the best way possible. And for those of you that are interested in going PRO there will be a special Sónar discount (including t-shirts and stickers!) available at the stand.
So, drop by and say hello, we will be there from Thursday until Saturday and will be located at the second floor in the main building, just look for a huge orange cloud!
So when we heard that they were redesigning their website we were really hoping that they’d be able to use SoundCloud to serve up some of their music. We weren’t disappointed. Their newly-launched site is clean, simple and has rather elegantly made use of SoundCloud to allow fans to stream their entire catalogue online (with the exception of some limited 7″ releases). As an extra nice touch there are buy links in each player that take you straight through to Boomkat, for a range of purchasing options.
To quote Fact Magazine, “this is the sort of shit that drives us wild!”