For the first time, on Friday 27th September Boiler Room x Ballantine’s True Music will head to Durban for the ultimate Gqom line-up. This limited capacity show will be headlined and curated by pioneer DJ Lag who propelled the Durban sound way beyond the city, straight into the international music zeitgeist.
DJ Lag’s homecoming show, taking place in the township he was born and raised in, features a handpicked line-up of Gqom stalwarts and those he recognises as the future generation of the genre. Peep the lineup below!
The ‘gqom King’ himself, DJ Lag, bringing the now-global sound back to its roots.
Co-originators on the gqom scene, Rudeboyz, known for their raw, dark and hypnotic take on SA House music.
Gqom powerhouse Unticipated Soundz (AKA UntiChickz), who specialise in a distorted, wild variant of gqom that makes them quite unique in the Durban scene.
Formed around the turn of the decade, Madjunior & Volcanoe have shaped Abashanabonjandini into one of the most exciting new names in the gqom game.
Young DJ sensation Thukzin, known for his co-production credits with Babes Wodumo and reputation as one of Durban’s most vital names.
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About Ballantine’s x Boiler Room True Music
Since first partnering in 2013, Ballantine’s and Boiler Room have explored and celebrated the stories of 28 local music scenes from across three different continents. Together, they have collaborated with more than 220 artists, the sets of which have been enjoyed by 115 million music fans who have experienced the live-streamed events, documentaries and music content featuring the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Seth Troxler, Nina Kraviz, Underground Resistance, Chaos in the CBD and Derrick May. In 2016 they launched a global platform, True Music, championing pioneering artists. Now moving into its new phase, Take A Stand For True Music, the partnership seeks to elevate the music communities behind-the-scenes, collaborating on a grassroots level to ensure local music scenes thrive across the globe.