“I don’t think any of us expected the rise of Gqom to this extent. We were just making music for fun but could see that people were connecting to it on a very deep and primal level. The way people were reacting to it made me fall in love with making music.”
— DJ Lag
For those who are playing catch-up, The Fader had a quick chat with our phenomenal young producer, taking us through the epic and unprecedented events that transformed Lwazi into Lag. Included in this intimate Q&A is an hour-long tutelage of Gqom’s foundations, peppered with tracks by Babes Wodumo, Rude Boyz and DJ Lakhe. Check it out at The Fader here.