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Menzi ft. Dark Slaves and One Stop Boiz, Soul, Relative Soundz & Bhenga Njalo Boyz, DJ Lag, Julz Da Deejay and more.
Hello hello! We are back with some really really fresh sound. Em, I am not even able to describe this myself. Information provided by Alta, the DJ who did this amazing mix.
Gqom is a sound that has emerged in the few last years from Durban in South Africa and over the last 12 months has started to be picked up by European DJs such as Kode9 and Mumdance. Taking South Africa's longstanding house sound in a darker and more twisted direction, gqom fuses minimal, broken beats with staccato samples and ominous drones. It's raw, infectious dance music produced on simple PC set ups, and outside of taxis and Durban's clubs the music exists primarily on Facebook groups and the file sharing websites Kasimp3 and Datafilehost, although Western labels like Goon Club Allstars and Gqom Oh! have started to give the music more polished releases.
Alta lives in Shanghai and co-runs the club night Push and Pull, which takes place monthly at both The Shelter and Dada.