Space Afrika – B£E feat. Blackhaine

  • Hard-edged ambient hip-hop.
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  • Manchester duo Space Afrika know how to set a scene. "B£E," the first single from their upcoming album Honest Labour, is a gritty trip. Like an aerial tracking shot, guest vocalist Blackhaine's verses guide us through vignettes of condemned flats and threats of violence on a rough UK block. Space Afrika back him up with a versatile palette of sheet metal beats, paranoid dub and, most surprisingly, orchestral strings. It all comes together into an affecting study of life on the margins, where the buses pass by while the people linger.