At DAD, our focus is on electronic music. That “scene” is what’s drawn us together, but it’s not the only thing we know. We try to keep our ears to the world outside of the club (which isn’t easy), and keep up with current events. Saying that, it’s hard to ignore the impact that the passing of Nelson Mandela has had on us. When you talk about people who made it their work to crush evils like apartheid, you have to bring up Mandela’s name. He was the first black South African president, a position he held for five years in the 1990s. His term started only a few years after being released from a 27-year imprisonment, a fiasco which he used to poke holes in the racist structure that many all over the world met. He truly lead an extraordinary life, and it’d take a while to even break down his life’s work.