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Tony Allen's Afro Drops - Loops Version
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Genre: Drums

Additional Styles: Live Music, Percussion, and World

Loops

BPM: 82 - 164

Afro Drops is the first sample pack to be released anywhere from the legendary Tony Allen. Tony is renowned for providing the drum parts to the Afrobeat genre created by Fela Kuti. With this sample album we bring you twenty three drum tracks of Afrobeat magic. The rhythms are complex but sound effortless. All of the tracks are about five minutes long and contain plenty of intricate fills and grooves played expertly by Tony. Most of the tracks come with percussion. Ranging in tempo from 82 bpm to 164 there are Afrobeat grooves spanning Tony’s 50 year career including a few grooves inspired by tracks he produced with Damon Albarn.

Tony Allen revolutionised the musical landscape of an entire continent influencing the course of Western pop music. Born in Lagos in 1940 Tony never took up traditional African percussion. Listening to the recordings of the great American bebop drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach, he invented a technique that he gradually refined by honing his command of the cymbals, in particular the hi-hat, little used by African drummers – and the tom-toms. When he met up with Fela Kuti in the 1960s they collaborated first in the renowned highlife-jazz band, Koola Lobitos before setting the world on fire with Kuti’s Afrobeat.

Recorded on Tony’s trusty Pearl Masters Premium Studio kit with a Pearl Masters snare and a Tony Allen custom snare and close mic’d, the kit is the sound of Tony Allen. All the drum tracks change through different musical sections offering a range of dynamics and fills...all ready for you to use as is, or to easily edit into your own arrangement.

Tony Allen’s Afrodrops was recorded at Studio 13 in London. A studio where Tony has frequently recorded. It is a Neve VR studio with a good sized live room that provides a great tight drum sound. The drum tracks were recorded and mixed by engineer Stephen Sedgwick who has worked with Tony many times on projects including The Good The Bad The Queen, Rocket Juice and the Moon and Dr Dee.

The loop packs contain a folder of grooves and a folder of fills. We have included as many useful loops that we can get from each drum track. The loops come formatted as 24 bit WAVs, Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit) and Rex 2 Files.

Check out our interview with Tony here. and listen to engineer Steve Sedgwick discussing the recording and mixing of these drum tracks here.

Please note, this is the Loop version. Check out the Multi Track version HERE and Stems version HERE

Kontakt and BFD Versions are available at Plugin Boutique HERE

 

Please see individual purchase options for content details

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  • 100BPM Loop Kit 1
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow version of funky Afrobeat Groove with the snare hitting the first beat of the bar with occasional fills, conga percussion, straight shaker and Wurlitzer drum machine. Reminiscent of “Alagbon Close” by Fela Kuti
    • "10 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 28 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 100BPM Loop Kit 3
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow version of light funky groove with a rolling snare pattern and occasional fills, syncopated wood block and percussive hand-drum and rolling conga pattern. Reminiscent of “Lady” by Fela Kuti.
    • "8 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 26 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 102BPM Loop Kit 9
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Straight Afrobeat groove with hi-hat and building ride cymbal sections. Reminiscent of “Koko Dance” by Tony Allen.
    • "14 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 21 Full Mix Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
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  • 105BPM Loop Kit 8
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Fast rolling funky Afrobeat break with tight snare sound, occasional fills and simple electronic conga, real conga and electronic shaker percussion. Reminiscent of “Opposite People” by Fela Kuti.
    • "7 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 19 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 108BPM Loop Kit 14
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Unusual groove with simple intro, followed by a busy tom, snare and sidestick pattern, alternating tom patterns and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Follow-Fashion” by Rocket Juice & The Moon.
    • "5 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 20 Full Mix and Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 110BPM Loop Kit 15
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Fast funky Afrobeat groove with driving kick and snare and busy hi-hat pattern, with ride groove sections, a double snare hit on the first beat of the bar and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Night Watch” by Rocket Juice & The Moon.
    • "8 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 16 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 110BPM Loop Kit 19
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Mid-tempo bouncy Afrobeat triplet groove with straight hi-hat pattern, tom fills, ride sections and congas. Reminiscent of “Aye Le” by Tony Allen.
    • "10 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 18 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 110BPM Loop Kit 2
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Fast version of funky Afrobeat Groove with the snare hitting the first beat of the bar with occasional fills, conga percussion and straight shaker. Reminiscent of “Alagbon Close” by Fela Kuti.
    • "8 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 26 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 110BPM Loop Kit 4
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Fast version of light funky groove with a rolling snare pattern and occasional fills, syncopated wood block, rolling conga percussion and percussive hand-drum pattern. Reminiscent of “Lady” by Fela Kuti.
    • "11 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 27 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 112BPM Loop Kit 5
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow version of funky Afrobeat pattern with rolling snare pattern, occasional tom fills and rolling conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Shakara” by Fela Kuti.
    • "9 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 27 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 115BPM Loop Kit 11
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Mid tempo funky Afrobeat groove with tom fills and building ride cymbal sections and also incorporates a double-time kick and snare section and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “African Man” by Tony Allen.
    • "13 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 20 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 115BPM Loop Kit 22
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Simple mid-tempo groove with occasional tom fills and alternating ride section and funky conga pattern. An original Tony Allen Composition.
    • "7 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 14 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 117BPM Loop Kit 16
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Jazzy mid-tempo Afrobeat groove with tom fills, swung hat and ride sections and features a hi-hat breakdown section and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Eparapo” by Tony Allen.
    • "8 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 14 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 120BPM Loop Kit 6
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Fast version of funky Afrobeat pattern with rolling snare pattern, occasional tom fills and rolling conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Shakara” by Fela Kuti.
    • "12 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 21 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 150BPM Loop Kit 23
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Unusual straight kick and snare groove in 6/4 with tom fill sections.
    • "8 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 16 Full Mix Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 164BPM Loop Kit 10
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Double-time Afrobeat groove with straight hat and ride sections and tom fills. Reminiscent of “Boat Journey” by Tony Allen.
    • "12 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 14 Full Mix Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 82BPM Loop Kit 13
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow, loose hip-hop type groove with tom fills, alternating ride sections and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Every Season” by Tony Allen.
    • "9 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 15 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 85BPM Loop Kit 18
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow and simple straight groove with tom fills, occasional ride section fills and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Poison” by Tony Allen.
    • "7 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 14 Full Mix and Full Mix No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 85BPM Loop Kit 21
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Loose and laid-back Afrobeat triplet groove with swinging hi-hat and ride sections, tom fills and conga percussion. An original Tony Allen composition.
    • "6 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 18 Full Mix Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 90BPM Loop Kit 17
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Laid-back groove with rolling snare pattern with straight hi-hat, tom breakdown section, outro ride section and congas. Reminiscent of “Go back” by Tony Allen.
    • "7 Full Mix Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 24 Full Mix Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 90BPM Loop Kit 20
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slow and loose jazzy hip-hop groove with accented snares, occasional tom fills and pulsing conga percussion. An original Tony Allen composition.
    • "12 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 18 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 95BPM Loop Kit 7
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Slower Afrobeat groove with double snare hit on the first beat of the bar, swinging hi-hat, occasional tom fills, syncopated hand-drum, loose conga and wood block. Reminiscent of “Secret Agent” by Tony Allen.
    • "15 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 20 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
  • 98BPM Loop Kit 12
    $3.82
    what's inside?
    • Laid back Afrobeat groove with funky snare pattern, tom fills, swinging hi-hat, alternating ride sections and conga percussion. Reminiscent of “Celebrate” by Tony Allen.
    • "11 Full Mix and No Percussion Fill loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 19 Full Mix and No Percussion Groove Loops in Apple Loops (24 bit and 16 bit), REX2 and WAV
    • 1 x PDF Manual"
    add to cart
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