Last Friday in Detroit was the second stop on Africa Hitech‘s North American tour after kicking things off in New York. The Works played hosted to the party, and it was quite a performance. Two rooms of music offered a great array of modern electronic dance music, mostly of the low end bass heavy sorts. The duo of Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek, that make up the electronic/dancehall project Africa Hitech, were an ethereal experience. Their performance was something of a tricked out DJ set. They played tracks of their own, and tracks that they loved, but were steadily tweaking them with Steve Spacek ran emcee duties. It was a throwback to old school dancehall soundsystems with a modern electronic flow.
Ranging from dubstep to hip-hop, from jungle to electronic beats, an Africa Hitech set is something sexy. With alcohol running through your body, the bass reverberates through your veins, and it makes for at bit of a psychedelic experience. Africa Hitech, hitting all tempos with throbbing bass, makes the music your drug, and it’s an amazing trip.
Among all others that performed was Ghostly International artist Mux Mool, who played a set of head nodding beats that’ll knocked the wig off your top. Funky, grimy, and spaced-out, Mux Mool got joints that bridges the hip-hop vs electronic gap. Look for his next album, Planet High School, out in February 2012 on Ghostly International.
Africa Hitech Rocks Detroit!