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Nyege Nyege Tapes announces new album from Durban gqom group Phelimuncasi

Durban gqom trio Phelimuncasi have shared details of a brand new album for Nyege Nyege Tapes, called 'Ama Gogela'.


Spanning 11 tracks, the album sees...

Album Of The Month: DJ Lag ‘Meeting With The King’

DJ Lag’s thrilling debut album is a testament to gqom’s versatility, and its ability to cross-pollinate with the sounds of amapiano and deep house

Lwazi Asanda Gwala, better known as Durban artist DJ Lag, is a pioneer of the gqom genre: a unique South African style that strips out...

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Gqom trailblazer DJ Lag has unleashed his hotly anticipated debut album, ‘Meeting With The King’, via Ice Drop and Black Major. Check it out below...

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...

The track features on DJ Lag's forthcoming album 'Meeting With The King'

DJ Lag has teamed up with Sinjin Hawke for the next single from his forthcoming album, 'Meeting With The King'.

The two producers have enlisted...

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...

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Joining the dots between sounds from the UK, Ghana, South America and beyond, Mina makes tracks driven by a spirit of collaboration, demonstrated in her...

He's also shared lead single 'Lucifer'

DJ Lag has shared details of his debut album, 'Meeting With The King'.

Due out in November, the 15-track album sees the producer team up...

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...

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...

A fusionist known for intense bass and intricate drumplay, DJ and producer Hagan has built a name for himself by blending the sounds of UK...

Taken from her forthcoming Black Acre Records EP, 'Sensei II'

KG has shared a new single featuring South African star Toya Delazy. ‘Nzinga’ is taken from a forthcoming EP due to land next month. 

The...

Seoul club Cakeshop launches its in-house label, Carousel Records, with a mammoth compilation of local and international talent

‘8 Years of Cakeshop’ snarls and fizzes menacingly in its opening seconds, evoking memories of late nights on sweaty dancefloors with a smoke machine masking...

Cars and music have worked in tandem for a long time. With genres such as Miami bass and trap, cars have inspired the growth of scenes...

"Being in South Florida where the weather’s warm and the public transportation is not reliable, you had to have a car to get around,” author...

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...

Fusing the radiant percussion of Afrobeats, kuduro, gqom and amapiano with bass-heavy club sounds and acid, Juba lights up the Fresh Kicks mix series

“Dance is a big part of my expression as a DJ,” says Juba. “I dance behind the decks, and want people to dance very hard...

Counting down the 2010s, we round-up the albums that defined the decade in electronic music

How do you rank a decade’s worth of music? The truth is, you can’t. An album that meant the world to you might make someone...

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...

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...

femme culture’s Ehua steps up with an hour of hypnotic gqom, bass and breaks as part of our Fresh Kicks series...

We first became aware of Ehua when we premiered her debut track ‘New Moon’ in September 2018. Released via our Best of British Breakthrough Label...