gqom

Noisey Mix

DJ Lag’s Noisey Mix Shows How Fast Gqom Moves

The inventor, godfather and king of Durban's prolific and quickly-expanding gqom scene has put together a mix that surveys the genre's past, present and future.
Shaad D’Souza
12.11.18
Interviews

Sho Madjozi is Changing the Trajectory of Rap Right Now

The 25-year-old South African artist is setting the globe alight with her bright, high-energy rap sound.
Daisy Jones
7.5.18
Johannesburg Report

How Johannesburg's Young Black Artists Are Shaping The Future They Want

Twenty-four years after Mandela’s election, South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation is now coming of age.
Lawrence Burney
5.8.18
Premieres

DJ Lag’s New Remix Is a Fiery, Intercontinental Club Music Exchange

Lechuga Zafiro, who made the original “C vs S,” says the remix highlights similarities in the DNA of South Africa’s gqom and Uruguay’s candombe.
Colin Joyce
2.8.18
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Teki Latex's Latest Mix 'Bérite Club Music​​' is a Manifesto for a New French Revolution

From Afrotrap to Baltimore house, ballroom to kuduro, gqom to grime—this is what the future of the French underground sounds like.
Josh Baines
2.1.17
Interviews

MISSU Could Be the Spiciest Thing Out of Durban Since the Bunny Chow

FYI, the bunny chow is a hollow loaf of bread filled with curry, so from that alone you know this artist is gonna be tasty.
Bob Perfect
12.12.16
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Check Out a Dark and Disorientating New Track by Gqom Legend DJ Lag

Listen to "Umlilo" from the Durban-based producer's new EP for Goon Club Allstars
Josh Baines
10.26.16
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Get To Know Gqom with an Exclusive Track from Dominowe

Taken from the upcoming Gqom Oh! The Sound of Durban Vol.1​ compilation, "Africa's Cry" is a spooked our future classic.
THUMP Staff
12.9.15
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Gqom and the World Unknown: The South African Sound That's Taking Over

Straight out of of Durban.
Josh Baines
11.19.15
Music Exchange

Meet Muzi, the South African Skater Kid Making Beats That'll Break Your Chest

And listen to his exclusive mix for Noisey.
11.5.15
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Okzharp's Bringing the Sound of South Africa to South London with a Gqom Influenced EP on Hyperdub

We've got a video exclusive from a producer on the rise inside.
Josh Baines
9.30.15