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
12.10.18
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
5.7.18
Johannesburg Report

The World Moonchild Sanelly Is Creating Includes Sexual Liberation for Women

The Johannesburg-based artist uses house and gqom to take ownership of her narrative.
Lawrence Burney
5.7.18
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
2.7.18
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
12.9.16
Music Exchange

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

"The saddest part is that these guys are doing things that are authentically South African, but nobody here recognizes it."
Bob Perfect
11.5.15