Jeff Mills teams up with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen
Tomorrow Comes the Harvest with Jeff Mills and Tony Allen.
Both connoisseurs in their respective fields, Allen and Mills have nurtured this collaborative crop of a four-track EP, Tomorrow Comes the Harvest, to be released on September 2018 via Blue Note.
The techno technician and Nigerian Afrobeat drum master have been playing improvisational live sets together since December 2016:
“It started off as a request for me to come in and play on an album,” Mills explained in an interview with FACT, “but once we got together, I showed him what I could do—then the idea of a show came up. That was the show at the New Morning in Paris.”
“Everything [Allen] does is part of a conversation,” Mills said. “Once I knew that, then I knew how I could meet him halfway.”
Tony Allen has been playing in bands since the 60’s (Africa 70) and is one of the primary co-founders of Afrobeat music.
Harvest the goods
The EP will be available on both 10” as well as digital formats AND will also be released as a 10-track Japanese version with edited versions of each track, including an exclusive track called ‘The Night Watcher.’
European version tracklist:
- ‘Locked And Loaded
- ‘On The Run’
- ‘The Seed’
Listen to Jeff Mills and Tony Allen’s EP track ‘The Seed’ on Spotify and watch a trailer for the EP.