Africa Hitech – Out In The Streets (VIP)
Keep an eye on HURFDURFLOLWHAT on YouTube, seems to be posting slices of sublime and bangers. This is no exception:
“Fresh from dropping their justly acclaimed 93 Million Miles LP, Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek ram their righteous message home with an absolutely stylin’ single, transforming footwork-inspired album track ‘Out In The Streets’ into a jump-up junglist anthem with unmistakeable juke accents.
With its high-suction sub bass this explosive VIP reminds us instantly of Undercover Agent’s classic rudeboy roller ‘Oh gosh!’, but the slinky keys and battery of ping-ponging FX bring things bang up to 2011; best of all, they’ve kept the anthemic vocal refrain of the original shiningly intact. ‘Caveman Style’ is on a stripped-back bashment tip, all woody percussion, hollowed-out low-end and insolent synth brass straight outta the dancehall – if the thought of a classic Eski riddim refixed by Pearson Sound floats your boat, then you’ll dig this. ‘Seek Em Step’ feels similarly indebted to grime’s heyday, a hanging Shinobi melody dressed with sweet techno licks and set to a deadly half-step skank. Digital bonus track ‘Looking For The One’ rounds out the package, itchy computer funk that damn near beats Zomby at his own game.”