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Dance Wax Review: ‘Five things that inspired DJ Lag’s new album ‘Meeting With The King’’

“Over the last six years South African superstar DJ Lag has managed to establish himself as a world-class sonic innovator — spearheading one of the most exciting electronic music movements and genres to date in gqom. A Zulu word meaning drum or hit, gqom continues to make serous waves within the scene, as this geographically specific sound is now nestled in a fast-growing international audience, with DJ Mag anointing the South-African pioneer as “the globe-conquring gqom king”.

Having already released a slew of critically acclaimed EP’s including his 2016 Goon Club Allstars debut and 2019’s Uhuru via Diplo’s Good Snuff imprint, DJ Lag also boasts numerous live shows and high-profile collaborations — producing “My Power” for Beyonce’s 2019 Grammy-nominated album The Lion King: The Gift — further demonstrating his natural musical gift fro crafting some of the most relevant music to date.

DJ Lag is now set to return to the sound sphere with his highly-anticipated debut full-length project, Meeting With The King, further demonstrating the fast-growing and unique sounds of gqom. Manifesting his recognition of gqom and Amapiano as sonic siblings, the album draws upon a plethora of genres including Afro House and Afro Tech. Following up a plethora of acclaimed singles over the past months, Meeting With The King is set to be one of the most compelling examples of music pioneer, as the gqom king returns to his roots as a way of creating nothing less than the future sound of the world.” Reviewed by : DW Team

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