Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #72 – Saronde (Beating Heart)


This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

1. Saronde – Hugh Tracey ft. Waliko [Beating Heart] 2. Mina – Saiya Mikamba [Beating Heart] 3. iZem – Iddi Beat [Beating Heart dubplate] 4. Saronde – Cold ft. Nazizi & Idd Aziz [Beating Heart] 5. Faizal Mostrixx – Afro Cosmic [Beating Heart] 6. The Busy Twist – Afro Carnival [Beating Heart] 7. Sonye – Sankha Dona – GotSome’s Got Lost In Africa Remix [Beating Heart] 8. Saronde – Misonzi [Beating Heart] 9. Floyd Lavine – My African Acid [Beating Heart] 10. Rudimental & Martinez Bros – Sitigawana ft. Faith Mussa [Atlantic] 11. Riton – Fake ID ft. Kah Lo [Riton Time] 12. Drew Moyo – Munthu [Beating Heart] 13. Faith Mussa – Kalilima [Beating Heart] 14. Saronde – Cold – Dismantle Remix [Beating Heart] 15. Saronde – Champion (BaNakatekwe) [Beating Heart] 16. Kouslin – Umoja [Beating Heart] 17. Coen – Yellah [Beating Heart] 18. Tru Fonix – Bop [Beating Heart] 19. The Busy Twist – Train Soukus [Busy Life] 20. SNØW – BS5 [More Time] 21. Saronde – Shitongolwa [Beating Heart]


Saronde was just a seed of an idea when musician/producer duo Chris Pedley and Olly Wood launched their Beating Heart label in 2016. The project started as a collaboration between established music producers from Africa and around the globe to remix vintage field recordings from the International Library of African Music (ILAM).
Fast forward to 2019 when Chris and Ollie were touring Kenya playing these sounds to modern dance floors, they connected with some incredible emerging talent and got in the studio. Using 70 year old field recordings made by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey, one of Pedley’s distant relatives, as seeds for new compositions, Saronde was born, fusing ancient sounds with modern musical concepts.


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