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Durban’s Dominowe returns to GQOM OH! with a  new eight-track EP. Hear ‘Rah’ now

Dominowe will release a new eight-track EP, ‘UMTHAKATHI’, via GQOM OH! this month.

Having debuted on the label in 2016 with the ‘Africa’s Cry’, the...

Durban’s DJ Lag is a pioneer of the world-conquering South African dance music genre, gqom. He’s toured the world and worked with superstars, but he’s...

In 2017, during his 21st rotation around the sun, DJ Lag was experiencing a moment that every artist dreams of but few ever reach. Gqom...

Gqom originator Griffit Vigo dishes up six new cuts of percussive heat on Belgian label, Maloca. Hear ‘Superman’ now

Griffit Vigo will release a new EP, ‘Art Is Talking’, via Belgian label Maloca this week. 

Following his 2020 album, ‘I Am Gqom’, on GQOM...

Recognise is DJ Mag’s monthly mix series, introducing artists we love that are bursting onto the global electronic music scene. This month, we speak to...

DJ Lag is a pioneer of one of the most exciting electronic music movements to surface this decade. Over the last few years, gqom has...

Durban collective TLC Fam deliver a psychedelic gqom remix of Kinshasa-based outfit KOKOKO!’s exuberant ‘Likolo’...

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s KOKOKO! made a lasting impression last year with the release of their debut EPs ‘Tokoliana / L​.​O​.​V​.​E.’ and ‘Tongos'a /...

Since the international rise of acts like Black Coffee and Culoe De Song, the spotlight is shining once again in the direction of the South...

A nation defined by its innate love of house music, the Rainbow Nation is going through a renaissance which has helped spur GQOM OH! —...

Get spooky late at night in the capital this weekend...

Halloween – the third busiest night of the year after New Year’s Eve and Saturdays – rarely disappoints with an almost endless list of top...

Londoners, you're in for a treat...

London event series Clock Strikes 13 have just announced the programme for their autumn return, and boy oh boy, does it look incredible!

Staying true...

In this regular feature, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections...

Clubs around the world are shut, and opportunities to find new music out in the wild have been ripped from under our feet as a...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

In her 2020 interview with DJ Mag, Juba described the importance of dancing to her expression as a DJ. “I dance behind the decks...

Starting life as a way of supporting the artists and labels impacted through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as releases supporting other causes and initiatives...

Clubs around the world are shut, and opportunities to find new music out in the wild have been ripped from under our feet as a...

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Delivering explosive, quick-witted lyricism over beats that blend kwaito, amapiano and gqom with grime, punk and pop, South Africa's Moonchild Sanelly has become a global sensation. Here, she speaks to Makua Adimora about freedom of expression and her new album, 'Phases'

“I always describe myself as ‘Snow White turns 21 and then the seven dwarfs become her strippers’,” Moonchild Sanelly says matter-of-factly, when speaking to DJ...

Starting life as a way of supporting the artists and labels impacted through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as releases supporting other causes and initiatives...

The pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has had a devastating impact on our scene, leading to the cancellation of countless club nights and festivals...

 

A decade in the making, Tom Middleton’s new LP as GCOM, ’E2-XO’, on !K7 boasts themes of space exploration, alien communication and utopian “super-habitable”...

“I’ve always been a star gazer, a total sci-fi nerd — always interested in what’s up there,” says Tom Middleton, reflecting on the galactic inspiration...

How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora

It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?

In the early 2000s, there was a small, unassuming stall on the second floor balcony of Kampala’s Bugolobi market. Stocked with computers, scanners and other...