Every drummer secretly wants to define a genre.

[Thinking] “What if I swing my foot and play Scottish pipe band patterns on a timbale while three pianists play monophonic synth-brass patches?” [Out loud] “I’m sorry, could you repeat your order.”

Tony Allen defined a genre.

What happens when a Highlife drummer listens to a bunch of Blue Note records? Afrobeat.

I love that joke. Even though it’s not funny, and not a joke. Treat yourself to Funklet’s Spotify playlist.

Tony Allen