Beating Heart is a new label established using samples from the International Library of African Music (ILAM), which was founded as one of the great repositories of the country’s music, preserving thousands of historical recordings going back to 1929.
The label’s latest V/A release pulls apart these archives for the contemporary dancefloor, with South Africa’s Floyd Lavine serving up a nasty acid drum track that borrows from the past while looking into the future.
Floyd Lavine: “It’s an honour to be part of the Beating Heart project. This is a collaboration that is close to my heart and as a proud African I find that our history should never be forgotten but be celebrated. I wanted to create a mixture of ‘ritual meets machine’ with my music, a future African techno interpretation, borrowing from the past while looking into the future.”