Following Afrobeat Makers Vol.1 (Sold out), Comet is pleased to announce the second volume of the Afrobeat Makers Collection, due for release in June this year: The Tony Allen’ original Afrobeat Patterns revisited by few of the best international DJ/producers, with among them: Doctor L (Paris), Thiago Franca (Sao Paulo), mps PILOT (Amsterdam), or 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 are a truly proof of his openness.
- Doctor L, Paris based music Producer, is a sound activist going through the musical galaxies, fusioning from 80’s Punk Rock, to Hip-Hop, Electronica and Afrobeat ... In 2000, already on Comet Records, he brought Lagos´ afrobeat towards the third millennium with the album Black Voices by Tony Allen, and even send it to the moon, with his other project, Psyco On Da Bus.
- Since 2002, DJ/producer mps PILOT (NL) has immersed himself in the cutting-edge Tropical bass scene. In every possible direction and slippage between all different genres, mps PILOT maps the crosspollination and divergence of contemporary music. He performed on 3 continents, both in remote desert or major festivals.
- Thiago Franca is a producer, musician and saxophonist from São Paulo arts scene. this year with his power afro-punk trio Meta Meta, they released for the first time in Europe (Mais Um Discos -UK), their debut album MetaL MetaL. Thiago is meanwhile developping his African rooted solo outfit, Sambanzo, and was also in Criolo’s touring band for two years, where he met Tony Allen, which led to two collaborations on the the Afrobeat Makers and Meta Meta’ albums