Rhythm Is All You Can Dance, Africaine 808's second EP on Golf Channel following the excellent Lagos, New York / Zombie Jamboree, is unusually relaxed. Where many of the duo's other records fizz with nervous energy, this one is loose and unhurried. The title track is a dense yet meticulous scaffolding of rhythm; it's a wonder that, with so much going on, not a single shaker or hi-hat gets lost in the melee of percussion.
Wolf Müller pours luxurious reverb and dribbling congas into his slow and hypnotic remix. It literally feels made from nature—birdcalls, grunts and water drops do as much work as Müller's fleshy drumkit to sustain the track's shuffling gait. Only "Revanche" calls back to Africaine 808's customary frenzy, stretching its elastic synths into squealing registers over a rhythm that, like the rest of the EP, explodes with life.