Various Afrique C'est Chic

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Afro house at times offers little in terms of inventiveness, as artists trot out respectfully 4/4-ed-up tributes to Afrobeat deity Fela Kuti. However, this compilation offers a whole kaleidoscope of Afro-touched compositions. Alton Miller's re-rub of Jacob Desvarieux's "An Die Adie" is a sublimely deep offering that solders together spiritually aware Detroit beats with emotion-gripped strings. Dennis Ferrer's "Funu" is a bouncy, joyful track that fuses cultures and sounds together with the help of bright guitar and soul-searching organ keys. Despite the inclusion of a few cuts whose Afro influences aren't immediately obvious, Afrique C'est Chic is a quality offering.