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Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen
(OTO Live Series)

Back in Spetember 2016, the Moog Sound Lab took its show on the road to Café Oto for the very first time. Who better to celebrate the occasion that the legendary Tony Allen, best known for being Fela Kuti's drummer, and Finnish journeyman Jimi Tenor. T...view item »

Tony Allen / Ricardo Villalobos
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.1

Wrapping up a ten-EP series in celebration of as many years active, the Dutch imprint Dekmantel commissions from minimal techno heavyweight Ricardo Villalobos a whopping half-hour remix of Tony Allen’s 1999 tune ‘Asiko (In A Silent Mix)’. Villalobos weaves new effects and synthetic materials in...view item »

Tony Allen / Motor City Drum Ensemble
Dekmantel 10 Years 10.2

Dekmantel’s tenth-birthday vinyl series rounds out with possibly the strongest release of the lot. Tony Allen’s 1999 Afro-futurist masterpiece ‘Asiko (In A Silent Mix)’ stands with the best of anything that the Afrobeat legend has done in his long career. Conjuring the sort of lights-low ...view item »

Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000

“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. So proclaimed the King of Afrobeat himself, Fela Kuti. Allen is often lauded as the best drummer in the world and N.E.P.A by Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 is a fine example of why - rhythmical Afrobeat joyously rings...view item »

Tony Allen
Black Voices

Tony Allen was the drummer with legendary Nigerian Afrobeat artist Fela Kuti. Over four tracks on Black Voices, Allen plays some beguiling rhythms and serious grooves. The album was produced by Doctor L. It includes the track Asiko which was sampled by J Dilla for Commo...view item »

Tony Allen
The Source

Tony Allen, legendary drummer and innovator of Afrobeat with Fela Kuti, releases his latest in a long line of solo albums. Perhaps surprisingly for such a legend with such a long career and lengthy catalogue, The Source is Tony's first for Blue Note. The statuesque label has been through so many changes, now representin...view item »

Tony Allen
A Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

A legendary drummer plays due homage to a legendary drummer on this Blue Note-released album. A Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers finds Fela Kuti’s long-running percussion maestro Tony Allen following one of the roots of his amazing afro-jazz style back to the source, with reinterpreta...view item »

Tony Allen & Africa 70
Afro Disco Beat: Disco Afro Re-edit Vol. 2

A 1976 session in which Fela Kuti’s phenomenal drummer Tony Allen took charge of his Africa 70 band is now getting a high-grade reissue / remix treatment from the Comet label. Afro Disco Beat is even more funky and rhythmic than the usual Africa 70 business, and t...view item »

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen
Inspiration Information

Tony Allen is a legend, famous for pioneering the Afrobeat sound as the engine room of Fela Kuti's band for over a decade and hailed by Brian Eno as the greatest drummer who's ever lived. Jimi Tenor is a guy who released 'Total Devastation', a 12" Warp sent me for free with an order years ago which I couldn't even sell for 1p on eBay. A strang...view item »

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