Faith Mussa’s fresh summer album ‘Kalilima’ has been given the Beating Heart remix treatment. A selection of new tracks from Malawi’s hottest act have been switched-up by some of the UK’s most exciting producers.
Mina starts the party with her version of ‘Chimwana Changa’. An uplifting stepper which pays homage to the original’s journey - by flipping the time signature with a shuffling dembow rhythm before a sprint to the finish !
Next the mighty My Nu Leng step up to remix title track ‘Kalilima’, Their signature twisting and evolving basses can be heard over a stomping 4x4 beat, before flexing their soulful side in its ambient and cinematic outro. This one is ready to cause damage on dancefloors around the world.
2fox take us deeper with their version of ‘Ndi Konkuno’ (meaning ‘this is your home too’) A sincere and beautifully crafted late-night jam, featuring a grooving bassline that weaves around organic percussion. The original song is an assurance to people marginalised by race, colour, sexual orientation, nationality, political affiliation or anything that differentiates people, that this world is theirs too - we all belong everywhere. 2fox respect this message in their treatment of Faith’s vocals, which sit blissfully amongst stirring beats, resulting in a club track oozing with attitude.