The dance tracks feature archival material from the major Hugh Tracey archive collection at ILAM
Beating Heart has returned with another charity sound archive compilation. Following on from last year's Malawi album, which had producers making new tracks from field recordings from the area, the next in the series will focus on South Africa with a four track EP to start with and a host of remix tracks too. Working with the Hugh Tracey archive at ILAM, the largest archive of African field recordings, featuring thousands of recordings compiled between the 1920s and 1970s across 18 Sub-Saharan countries. South Africa Volumes 1 - 5 will be released this summer, featuring artists including Coen, DJ Khaleb, Auntie Flo, Das Kapital and others.
Profits will be used to support the Women's Legal Centre, who work for gender equality across South Africa, and the AMP music school in Grahamstown where students will be able to learn production skills through remixing field recordings from the ILAM archive and earning about their heritage.
Watch a video about the first Malawi release