Beating Heart are excited to present this new batch of brilliant remixes to add to their critically acclaimed series. ​’South Africa Volumes 1 – 5′ will be released throughout the summer.

Following the debut Malawi album​ last year, the 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.

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, Throwing Shade, 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.

Coen – Yellah (Original Mix) [Beating Heart Music]

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Artist: Various Artists
Title: South Africa Vol. 1
Label: Beating Heart Music
Release: TBD


– jams
Jimbo James