Since launching in spring 2016, on the shores of Lake Malawi, BeatingHeart has released over 60 tracks splicing Afro flavours with house, techno, soulful beats and bass music, remixed by the likes of The Busy Twist, Auntie Flo, Nabihah Iqbal, Ibibio Sound Machine, Muzi, Luke Vibert, Rudimental, Goldie, Clap! Clap! My Nu Leng and the legendary Angelique Kidjo.
The unique Beating Heart sound stems from the label’s exclusive access to sample and remix the world’s largest collection of vintage African field recordings, housed at the International Library of African Music (ILAM) in Grahamstown, South Africa, unearthing ancestral sounds for the dancefloors of today.
Label founders’ Chris Pedley and Olly Wood’s hugely hyped DJ sets have also been smashing dance floors across the globe, from Rocking The Daisies, South Africa to Kilifi NYE, Kenya.