The first weekend of September saw Johannesburg submerged in sound. 60 beatmakers, producers, vocalists, DJs and instrumentalists, including New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop and legendary DJ Black Coffee, transformed Braamfontein into even more of a cultural epicentre.

Music is life, music is love and the heartbeat of my soul.

‘The Red Bull Weekender was as an absolute jam,’ said Dominique Soma of the record store and event space (and so much more) WeHeartBeat. ‘Music is a source of inspiration and helps me stay up in a world that sometimes doesn’t always make sense. It’s kept me positive during the darkest of times and has allowed me the process of connecting with myself and the world around me. Music is life, music is love and the heartbeat of my soul.’

Sindiso Nyoni aka R!ot echoed what I was feeling: ‘Without a doubt one of the best events I’ve been to all year. What a jump. Now let’s do it all over again!’

Kagiso Lediga, Camilo Salojee (Wonder Boy for President writer) and Grant Rubin Baumann who just came from comedy awards where Kagiso won a big award.
Yfm Radio DJ LeBang Kgosana
Graphic artist Sindiso Nyoni
Effortless style in basic black complemented by a bright smile... Get in touch if you recognise yourself!
Kevin Seturumane, self-proclaimed superhero and behind @shemothebrand
Black Coffee
Bianca Miles Sibiya, director of fashion label, Punk & Ivy, and art blogger Anelisa Mangcu.
SABloggers writer Ayabonga Ngoma looking precious in pink!
Dark denim seems to be the look of the day... Shout out if you know who this is!
Partygoers catching their breath and getting hydrated on the sidelines as the night comes to a close.
Cape Town's premier wordsmith Youngsta bringing his own heat to Soweto backstage during the show.

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