The legendary anti-apartheid leader and the nation’s first black President of South Africa has passed away. The iconic figure died at 95 in his Johannesburg home with his family at his side. From Public Enemy to Youssou N’Dour to Santana to U2, some of music’s biggest stars have tipped their caps to the revered statesman in their songs, albums and even poems.
The Weekend Special is dedicated to this great man. Check out these 5 particularly memorable musician tributes to Nelson Mandela:
We are stoked to announce Bronze Whale joined us today with the contagious ‘Say It’.
From Austin, Texas, Bronze Whale is an indie-electronic duo comprised of Aaron Jaques and Benny Alley. Bronze Whale’s love and knowledge of all things music have allowed them to create songs which unapologetically bridge genres.
Starting in late 2011, Bronze Whale have made their mark on electronic music through a consistent delivery of emotion wrenching, articulate originals, remixes, and collaborations, which have driven them to chart topping successes.
Delivering tracks which take the best pieces of indie, dance, dubstep, trap, and drum and bass, the end result is a sound which refuses to be categorized, and finds a home in the hearts of music lovers of all backgrounds.
Potential Listening Location: Cruising on the coolest motorcycle on the smoothest road ever, with your honey on the back, holding you real tight.
Persuasion Factor: Could persuade Skrillex to make one Country music album.
Check Bronze Whale’s page here.
Yes! We are super happy with this new one. All Swedish media has been hunting Ms. Henrik and international blogs have gone crazy over him. Ms. Henrik will leave lipstick traces after the kiss of death to all that’s been before. This could be the beginning of something new. Ms. Henrik is great androgynous pop music at its best and therefore we are super excited he joins us with ‘Everybody’s in Here’.
Potential Listening Location: Dancing on the tables of your barbie dollhouse.
Persuasion Factor: Could persuade all men to dress up like a woman on the same day.
Check Ms. Henrik’s page here.