Premiere: Sonye – Sankha Dona (Instrumental)
This month an archive of original African music was made available for the first time ever to be remixed and released by artists including Rudimental, Luke Vibert, Machinedrum and Kidnap Kid. Ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey made 35,000 recordings across Africa between the 1920s & 70s, in a bid to preserve the music of Africa for future generations. Special permission to access the archive was given to Beating Heart as money raised will go directly to help communities where the music was originally recorded. They will introduce a new model called 'Garden To Mouth', which aims to provide both health and wealth, by education to produce high value crops for sale and others for community nutrition. Rising from the titular chanting, this instrumental by Sonye incorporates the indigenous clappers into a horn sampling, rewinding house party starter, both infectious and jubilant.
Various Artists – Malawi is released by Beating Heart on 3rd June 2016. For more info and pre-orders look HERE.