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DJ Lag co-produces track for Beyoncé on Lion King soundtrack

A huge moment for the gqom innovator

DJ Lag has co-produced a track on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album. 

The South African gqom artist is credited on ‘My Power,’ which features Tierra Whack, Beyoncé, Busiswa, Yemi Alade and Moonchild Sanelly. DJ Lag tweeted the news yesterday. 

In an interview with ABC,  Beyoncé explained that: “This soundtrack is a love-letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure that we found the best talent from Africa.”

“It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

DJ Lag appears alongside artists like Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Wizkid, Burna Boy and more. 

Lion King: The Gift is out on July 19, the same day DJ Lag has an EP with Okzharp coming out on Hyperdub.

We recently interviewed DJ Lag —  the self-proclaimed “gqom king” — for our Recognise series, and he provided a thumping mix which you can listen to here.