Rocking the Daisies, your festival playground of music, comedy, art and entertainment is proud to host the Beating Heart collaborative, a powerful musical story bought to our shores by representatives: Rudimental (DJ Set), My Nu Leng, Kidnap Kid and DJ’s and co-founders Chris Pedley and Olly Wood.
In 1929, when visionary Hugh Tracey travelled through Africa to record African music, he built up a unique archive over six decades with over 35,000 African music tracks. Almost 90 years later, some of the world’s best global producers and DJ’s discovered the archive and remixed the beats. The result: an extraordinary, uplifting ensemble rich in ambiance and tone. This is Beating Heart.
The core of the initiative is grounded in collaboration and connection, with a vision of sustainable culture. The sounds connect artists, communities and institutions from all over the globe and will be introduced to Daisies audiences by the UK’s drum and bass group Rudimental (DJ set) alongside the global collective, Beating Heart.
Rudimental needs no introduction. Crowds at 2014’s Daisies and In the City heaved en masse to the beats of their huge hits “Free”, “Not Giving In”, “Waiting All Night” and “Lay It On Me”. With an overwhelming chorus to bring Rudimental back to Daisies, what better way to experience them! Expect a taste of Rudimental’s unique sound as well as influences from the Beating Heart sound collection.
Kidnap Kid is one of the UK’s most successful exports defined by a darker, sleeker dance-floor ready sound. The DJ and record producer will be giving you a taste of his unique sound as well as incorporating Beating Heart influences into his set.
Drum and Bass, Dubstep, UK Garage and Grime, My Nu Leng are influenced by a spectrum of underground sounds that makes theirs a set not to be missed. My Nu Leng are known for their blistering sets and dark, smoldering vibe, heavy on the mood but always compulsively danceable. Touring worldwide, we are lucky to have them playing at the Nu World Beat Club with a mix of their own sound and Beating Heart influences.
By remixing these traditional sounds, selected contemporary artists bring them to the next generation, preserving the beautiful and unique sounds of Africa. When you buy a Beating Heart remix on their website, you’re generating income to assist people in the areas where the music was originally recorded.
Expect bass and funk from former Fabric resident DJ, Ali B. All the way from the UK, Ali B will be hitting the shores of the Caribbean Twist Beach Bar to have some fun in the sun with us.
Today the organizers added these local favorites to the line-up: Stilo Magolide, Da Les, GoodLuck, Pascal & Pearce, Locnville, Dean Fuel X Danalog, Elgordo btb L.H.O, Kat La Kat, Brother, Original Swimming Party, Lance Herman, Paul Waxon, Strange Loving, Maramza, PH, VJ Jonno, Welcome Park, Behr, Pantoffels, Ghost Track, Dom Benigno and VJ Vybez.
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Take note that each ticket must be assigned to an individual person; multiple tickets cannot be purchased under one name, so make sure that you get your friend’s cellphone number and email address if you’ll be buying for them. Ticket transfers opened on 1 June and will close 12 hours before the festival gates open. All tickets can be transferred online and will cost R50.
If you live in Gauteng and you can’t get to Rocking The Daisies, you’ll have the chance to see some of the international acts perform in Johannesburg at the Superbalist In the City Weekend. Check out the In the City JHB website for more info.
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