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Beating Heart Summer Tour 2017

Introducing - Beating Heart

Beating Heart - Malawi

Drew Moyo

Ibibio Sound Machine

Kidnap Kid

Lack of Afro

My Nu Leng


The Work (Rudimental Remix)

Throwing Shade

Ulterior Motive


Beating Heart is a collective of artists and enthusiasts who believe in the power of music to create a world without borders. Born in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, the project sprung from a vision to bring the world's largest archive of African field recordings into the present day.*

Beating Heart inspires today’s hottest producers to build new compositions using the original field recordings.

Beating Heart creates renewed interest in some of the most vibrant rhythms and cultures on the planet.

Moving nation by nation, each release from the Beating Heart collective raises monies for the communities that created the original music.

*Beating Heart has privileged access to the unique Hugh Tracey archive at ILAM, 1000s of recordings compiled between the 1920s and 1970s across 16 Sub-Saharan countries.


  • Afriquoi
  • Applebottom & Petar Rabbit
  • Auntie Flo
  • Boys Ride Bikes
  • Card on Spokes
  • Clap! Clap!
  • Coen
  • Daev Martian X Sio
  • Das Kapital
  • Dj Khalab
  • Dope Saint Jude
  • Drew Moyo
  • Hunrosa
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Jimi Needles
  • Kidnap Kid
  • Lack of Afro
  • Lancelot
  • Luke Vibert
  • Machinedrum
  • M.A.X
  • My Nu Leng
  • Muzi
  • Phil Moffa
  • Rudimental
  • SNØW
  • Sonye
  • Spooky
  • Subjective
  • The Busy Twist
  • The Happy Show
  • Thor Rixon
  • Throwing Shade
  • Tru Fonix
  • Ulterior Motive
  • With You.
  • WxT


Sales of ‘Beating Heart – South Africa’ support The Women’s Legal Centre, run by 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.

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Women's Legal Centre (SA) video

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