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Album Review: Africa Hitech, '93 Million Miles EP'

Few sounds of Africa, but the moral intention is there.

Album Review: Africa Hitech, '93 Million Miles EP'

6 / 10 For too long, Westerners have lazily taken ‘African music’ to mean the itchy polyrhythms of Afrobeat and highlife, and, before that, songs about sleeping lions punctuated by the sound of roaring lions with lyrics about having courage levels like a lion. Not Africa Hitech pair Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek.

They’ve seen the pyramids aflame with the righteous fires of democracy, and the mobile phone-shaped coffins Ghanaians bury their dead in, and decided to make an album of arid, forward-facing Chicagoan footwork. It may not have much to do with African dance music, but hey, it’s a connected world we’re living in, Disraeli, so take that dour glare off your face and join the fucking party.

Kev Kharas

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