Gqom is no longer a best-kept-secret – high profile label nights in Europe and extensive editorial pieces across the board have solidified the genre’s status in contemporary clubland. But DJ Lag, a pioneer of the movement and one of the most prominent producers of the genre, still oozes with a raw, DIY energy whenever he performs.
His high-impact style embodies everything which drew people to the Durban underground in the first place. A bone-rattling danceability that perplexes you for 30 seconds then keeps you dancing for hours. We’ve spent a couple of summers trying to pin Lag down for a Crack Mix and we couldn’t be more excited to have our 201st instalment delivered by this true original.
Bursting with futuristic energy – these 40 minutes are best served loud. Thanks Lag, well worth the wait.
DJ Lag appears at Intonal Festival, Malmö, Sweden on 25-30 April.