One of the celebrated founders of Afrobeat and the backbone of the band behind the genre's godfather, Fela Kuti, drummer Tony Allen collaborated with Finnish jack-of-all-trades Jimi Tenor on Strut's next installment of Inspiration Information. The music was recorded in November of last year at Berlin's Lovelite Studios with added sessions this year in Finland and Paris, and is purported to be a "raw, heavy analog sound mixing the full range of Allen’s Afrobeat repertoire with Tenor’s off-kilter brew of dark humor, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and tight, firing musicianship." What more could one ask for from the whiskey-fueled jam sessions of musical geniuses? The album, full of homemade instruments, solid grooves, and vintage synths, is available this coming fall. Catch a sneak peak of the whole deal here.
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