c4fa-0c8e-4b49-914f-6efae679604d

Dance music can be defined as the science of engineering sound patterns for the particular proportions and speeds of the human body, in order to promote joyful, healing, and collective movement. This science has been much better preserved, and thus today much more advanced, on the African continent compared to other regions whose indigenous shamanic rhythmic cultures had been decimated by conquering empires and propertarian hierarchies much more completely, and for a much longer time.

With inter-continental developmental inequalities beset by the process of European colonialism and capitalism, the material conditions for electronic dance music production in the 21st Century, as they had been during the 20th Century, are very different between Europe and Africa. The former is typified by sophisticated technology and high end production, while the later is typified by comparitively lo-fi production and raw textures.

The Digital Africa series fuses the best of both worlds.