DJ Lag’s first full-length record keeps faithful to the idea of experimentation in the underground on a thrilling set of new songs. Enigmatically titled Meeting with the King, it builds off DJ Lag’s signature darker style but sees the producer drop the BPM from 127 to 124-12 on several tracks. This reveals a slower, sexier sound on songs like “Ikhehla” featuring Babes Wodumo which, in keeping with Lag’s uncanny ability to capture the life of the city he lives in, feels the soundtrack to the after-party of the after-party on a steamy hot Durban night.
Appreciation for the album since its release this past Friday has been loud and clear with high-profile coverage, playlist additions and more coming in just a handful of days.
Crack Magazine had this to say: “DJ Lag’s debut album is nothing short of a grand entrance fit for royalty,” Dazed Digital added it to their New Music Friday List, electronic music platform Beatport added the album’s rhythmical opener “Thongo Lami” to their Beatport Best New Afrohouse playlist on Spotify and “Keep Going” is featured as the cover on Tidal’s Futureproof playlist.
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Listen to Meeting with the King here.