At first listen, it might not appear that Gqom’s minimalist, bass-heavy sound would take Lwazi Asanda Gwala from Clermont township in Durban to commanding dancefloors in Europe and Asia. But DJ Lag’s superb production skills have played a big part in transforming a sub-genre of house – one that began by soundtracking taxi trips around Durban – to an enviably innovative participant in the global scene.
At just 21 he made his European & Asian performance debuts in 2016 and since then has and continued to tour the world, racking up healthy ratings at festivals such as Unsound, Afropunk, Boiler Room and platforms such as Mixmag, The Fader, Resident Advisor & DJ Mag.
It's a stunning rise and DJ Lag is ready to put in the work required to make sure Gqom is remembered forever.
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