French disco legend Marc Cerrone is readying a new vinyl EP ‘Afro’ in collaboration with Afrobeat/former Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango. The EP is a forerunner to an upcoming album that’s described as “a passionate tribute to Africa”.

Cerrone, a drummer and producer known for his development and proliferation of the European disco sound, released his first album in 1976 and scored internationally acclaimed hits like  ‘Love in C Minor’ and ‘Supernature’.


Because Music has recently given Cerrone’s classic albums deluxe reissues. Last year’s the Give Me Remixes collection featured reworks of his classic tunes by Joey Negro and Frankie Knuckles, among others.

Afro is set to be released on February 12 on Cerrone’s own Malligator Preference and Because Music. Pre-order the EP here.