'Beating Heart - South Africa Vol. 2', a 4 track EP featuring Auntie Flo, Subjective (Goldie's new project with JD from Ulterior Motive), Card on Spokes and The Happy Show.
Following the debut Malawi album last year, this next series of Beating Heart 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.
Further volumes featuring a whole host of talent will be released 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) has funded the setting up of a sustainable school feeding program in Lilongwe, now feeding 450 kids once a day. More info at www.beatingheartproject.com