HiTech (FXHE) at Rush Hour Store
We've been big fans of HiTech ever since their first release on Omar-S' FXHE label and are super happy to host them together with Cape St. Francis at the Rush Hour Store on August 26th from 6 till 8pm
HiTech is a Detroit-bred triple-threat collaboration between rapper-producer-DJs King Milo, Milf Melly, and 47Chops. HiTech is putting a modern twist on Detroit’s electrifying ghettotech sound with a mouthful of Hennessy and a double dose of booty-shaking techno. Releasing on legendary techno/house maverick Omar S’s FXHE Records, HiTech has performed across the midwest from venues in Detroit, Chicago, and Cleveland to nightclubs and stadiums in New York City, Atlanta, and Denver.
Before their eccentric self-titled debut, HiTech organically formed as a group of young creatives who were bound together by their respective roots in Detroit. Beyond the Detroit-based influences that ground the group, an array of earlier influences find themselves rooted within HiTech. 47Chops spent time growing up in both Richmond, Virginia as well as in Cambodia during his early childhood, and he credits his dad— a hairdresser and musical artist who would burn CDs for his hair shows—for an early introduction to cinematic techno, referencing the Matrix soundtrack and Detroit’s popular New Dance Show. King Milo was also exposed to music at an early age at the hands of musical parents—his dad was a full-time rapper-performer-comedian. Milf Melly recalls riding around with his mom and hearing musical influences that spanned rap subgenres from coast to coast, and later credits the video game GTA V for getting him into dance music specifically.
Influenced by midwestern dance music icons from the likes of DJ Assault, Omar S, Moodymann, DJ Rashad, and more, HiTech began to fuse a new sound that transitioned the Detroit-based-ghettotech sound they loved into a modern era. High-technology 808s, illustrious melodies, vibrant synths, and fast paced, pitched up vocals weave together their debut project, HiTech. The album— released in 2022 by FXHE records—began its journey a year before as a compilation of songs burned onto only 15 CDs. After HiTech met Omar S at a local event in 2021, the very last printed copy of the album found itself in Omar S’s hands, which led to the eventual release of the project under his label, FXHE. With a new album on the horizon for 2023, HiTech are well on their way to reimagining dance and techno culture and cementing a new quintessentially Detroit sound.