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My Nu Leng once again come through with an absolute belter!
For the first time ever, the International Library of African Music has been made available for artists to remix. Originally recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey, 35,000 recordings were made across Africa between the 1920s and ’70s. In tribute to Tracey’s work and that of the artists he recorded, a raft of producers and artists have been brought in to reimagine the work for the Beating Heart – Malawi album. Money raised from the project will go directly to helping the communities where the original recordings were made. Rudimental, Clap! Clap!, Kidnap Kid, Machinedrum, Luke Vibert and Throwing Shade have all contributed efforts but it was this version from My Nu Leng that piqued our interest. Taking an uplifting vocal chant, the duo build a devastating assault of low-end stabs and popping drums that explode violently across the track with each iteration. If you’ve ever caught My Nu Leng live, imagine that energy distilled into four minutes and 19 seconds.
For more info on Beating Heart and how you can help: http://www.beating-heart.co.uk/
Beating Heart – Malawi Album – OUT NOW: http://lnk.to/oYQz0So