Kick It Out is delighted to be supporting Mandela: The Official Exhibition in calling for unity through music.

The next stage of our ongoing partnership has seen international DJs contribute mixes in support of football’s leading equality organisation and the exhibition on the life of one of the world’s most inspirational political leaders.

House DJ Nick Warren was first to submit a mix, which has been listened to more than 4,600 times since being uploaded.

Nick said: “I was more than happy to do a mix for this great cause.  My mix includes music and voices from every corner of the world. 

“From Africa to Bulgaria, India to Argentina, the mix shows the wonderful diversity in dance music, every colour and every nation as one.”

Also contributing is Mercury Prize-winning DJ and producer Roni Size. Roni, who hails from Bristol, is a lifelong Gashead.

“I’ve been supporting Bristol Rovers all my life. There’s only one team in Bristol as far as I’m concerned,” he said.

“I remember being 10-years-old sitting on the M32 with my mate because we couldn’t afford to get in and watch. Just sitting on the motorway with cars whizzing past.”

As a mixed-race football fan, drum 'n' bass legend Roni is well aware of the ugly side of the game.

He said: “I have been going since I was seven-years-old. From an early age I have seen and heard some awful things in the crowds.

“Bristol is well known for having that edge of racism in some parts of the city. I feel I have made a difference because of my musical journey.

Roni's mix for Kick It Out and Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which is being hosted on Mixcloud, is exclusive and features previously-unheard tracks. You can listen to it here or below.

He added:"I am honoured to have been invited to present a mix in Mandela’s name.”

Other contributing musicians include rapper Mikee Freedom, Ray Mighty and Andy Compton of The Rurals. You can listen to all the mixes here.

If any DJs are interested in contributing a mix, email [email protected]

Mandela: The Official Exhibition is running at the 26 Leake Street gallery in London until June 2. It offers a never-before-seen glimpse into the life of Africa’s most famous freedom fighter and politician.

His story is told from the very beginning in his rural childhood home through years of turbulent struggle against the apartheid regime, to his eventual vindication and final years as South Africa’s first democratically-elected president.

The exhibition draws on hundreds of artefacts, as well as original photography supplied by family and friends. Much of this is on public display for the first time.

Anyone who books tickets using the KICKIT1250 promotional code will receive a £2.50 discount. Kick It Out will also receive a £1 donation from every sale.

For tickets and further information, click here.