In the heart of the Durban townships there is a new sound, some know of it others don't but GQOM has been taking over many many ears and hearts these past years. With hundreds of young bedroom / living room producers, anyone with a laptop and Fruity Loops can now make a beat and lay down a track. I originally visited the scene two years ago with my story on GQOM music with Red Bulletin Magazine, taking portraits of artists like DJ Lag, Lusiman and Ben 10. Since then a new more 'commercial' sound has emerged from the deeper, darker GQOM family, 'Sghubu', and Distruction Boyz see themselves as pioneers of this new wave.
Jamal Nxedlana and I hooked up with them in their home studio in KwaMashu township outside of Durban.