Beating Heart - South Africa Vol. 1

by Beating Heart

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We're extremely excited to present this new batch of remixes to add to the critically acclaimed 'Beating Heart' series. ​

Following the debut Malawi album​ last year, this next series of releases focuses on the vibrant sounds of South Africa, sampling field recordings made by Hugh Tracey back in the 1950s, with kind permission from the International Library of African Music.

Beating Heart - South Africa Volume 1, a 4 track EP featuring Coen, Tru Fonix, SNØW and The Busy Twist pulls no punches introducing this new regional focus with what are sure to become some of the season's dance-floor anthems.

Further volumes featuring a whole host of talent will be sent to you throughout the summer.

Profits from the series will be used to support:​ the Women's Legal Centre, a group of female lawyers striving for gender equality across South Africa, particularly for black women, whose work has had a huge impact on the country's laws, and continues to do so; and the Access Music Project in Grahamstown where students will be able to learn production skills through remixing field recordings from the ILAM ​archive, learning about their heritage in the process.

Beating Heart will be performing​ summer festival takeovers at Glastonbury, Womad, Port Eliot, Boomtown, Obonjan (Croatia) and Secret Garden Party, with events in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda planned for the autumn.

Thanks to previous​ support, the 'Beating Heart - Malawi' album ​(Rudimental, Kidnap Kid, Clap! Clap!, Luke Vibert, Afriquoi & more) ​h​as​ funded the setting up of a sustainable school feeding program in Lilongwe, now feeding 450 kids once a day.


released June 2, 2017



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Beating Heart is a collective of artists and enthusiasts who believe in the power of music to create a world without borders. Born in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, the project sprung from a vision to bring the world's largest archive of African field recordings into the present day.

We inspire today’s hottest producers to build new compositions using the original field recordings.
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