DJ Lag To Release Upcoming EP Via WhatsApp

We’re just a day away from one of the most exciting releases of the year – GQOM pioneer DJ Lag’s exclusive Black Major-released three-track free EP entitled Trip to New York. What’s more, it’s available exclusively through WhatsApp – sign up through Lag’s website and a download link will be sent via your phone at midnight on July 14. Sign up here. Check out Lag’s interview with Highsnobiety about the EP here. Read more

DJ Lag’s ‘Ice Drop’ Video Delivers Durban to the World

Oh boy, we’re hella proud of this one. Premiering on FactMag last week, Durban-hailing DJ Lag dropped his latest offering to the global stage – a Chris Kets and Jabulile Nadia Newman-directed 6-and-a-half-minute short that reveals gqom in all its grassroots glory. Shot in gqom hotbed Kwa-Dabeka just before Lag set off for his international tour, Kets set out to capture the essence of gqom in its rawest form, something that’s not too hard to achieve with a party like this one: Director & Editor: Chris Kets Producer: Andrew Aitchison (Black Major) Cinematography: Chris Kets & Jabulile Nadia Newman 3D... Read more

New Mix from DJ Lag for Boiler Room

Boiler Room is on that Gqom tip, with a Skinny Macho-selected mix from the king himself, DJ Lag: ‘I’ve been making gqom since I was a teenager. Perhaps you could call me one of the sound’s founders.’ ‘It all started with us trying to emulate and produce hip-hop. It was just for fun, and mostly with a close rapper friend called SCRIBY. One day it just so happened that we were fiddling with Fruity Loops and the sound happened to change — this was hip-hop made at a house tempo.’ ‘Gqom is our take on combining all the raw, bassy... Read more

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