Born in the townships of Durban, gqom (a Zulu word meaning “hit” or “drum”) is a sub-genre of house recognizable by its reductionist techniques, dark strings, syncopated break-beats and repeating vocal samples.
DJ duo Thobani “Cue” Mgobhozi and Zipho “Gold” Mthembu better known by their stage name, Distruction Boyz have been two of the genre’s boldest pioneers (remember Babes Wodumo’s “Wololo”?), but through Gqom Is the Future they evolve it even further. Coined sgubhu by KwaZulu-Natal’s beatmakers, Distruction Boyz’ take showcases a softer, more melodic side to gqom.
After releasing their music video for Madness a few days ago, Durban hitmakers Distruction Boyz has finally set free their debut album titled Gqom is The Future. The youngsters have dictated Durban sound in the past 1 year with their production and have successfully made the Gqom music genre their own.
Album, Gqom is The Future sees collaborative effort from some of the biggest musicians in the game, DJ Tira, Benny Maverick and even Babes Wodumo. Distruction Boyz have set a target for their album to reach gold status and we hope they reach it as they’ve worked so hard.
Stream the album preview below and also support the boys by purchasing the album on iTunes.