GQOM IS THE PRESENT PART 4 is upon us, bringing 2018’s second world tour by the young trailblazer to a solid close, with dates spanning North America, Europe and South Africa.
PART 1 saw dance floors buzzing from Queens to Montreal, with LAG stopping over as a special guest at Moonshine XL’s Boilerroom Montreal before ending in Switzerland’s Geneva and Basel. PART 2 exploded across countries such as China, Russia, South Korea and France. The people could not get enough, to which more dates were added for Italy, Germany, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Reunion – all the more compelling for Rinse FM who then secured him his own residency beginning in late June. (You can still catch his mixes every Sunday in November. Click through for more!)
PART 3 saw the Gqom King return to the UK, Europe and US as he played some of the world’s biggest festivals including Afropunk Brooklyn, MUTEK, Outlook festival, and various massive club shows at venues like Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. Spain, Croatia and The Netherlands were happy to have their own turn to touch the hem of Gqom royalty back then, and now, PART 4 will see DJ Lag shine across 12 dates for a banging dance floor denouement, starting this weekend with a Budweiser Halloween Blood Hotel special, and ending with the grand finale at home just before Christmas.
With the new Stampit EP and it’s rave reviews, remixes with Kelela and Moonchild Sanelly, with Sho Madjozi waiting in the wings as well as 2 new music videos set for release come year-end, these performances are setting the bar higher and higher for this seasoned Gqom griot who has touched very nearly every corner of the world over the course of this year alone. Check out the dates below and find out where you can be part of this tirelessly groundbreaking movement.