DJ Lag’s reputation as a sonic innovator is revealing itself yet again through a new collaboration with South African rap sensation, Blxckie and emerging vocalists Leodaleo and Dezzodigo.
Titled “Kwenzakalan”, the single releases on Black Major x Ice Drop and is nothing short of a mash-up banger of Gqom and Hip Hop that creates a fresh and unique blend of sound served by an all-star roster of Durban natives
Both DJ Lag and Blxckie describe the sound as a real “fusion” that will ignite the imaginations of music fans – on the airwaves, on their summer car journeys down south and in the pulsating heart of the club. “The fusion is a dope thing and we are so happy to be doing it,” says Blxckie. “It’s creating a unique sound that is going to be amazing too when performed on a live stage.”
Driven by a deep 808 bass-line and unmatched airy highs crafted by Lag and Dezzodigo, accompanied by Blxckie and long-time collaborator, Leodaleo, delivering effortless flows and a hook that catches you by the throat
The single is the latest in an extraordinary creative journey undertaken by Lag over the past decade-plus years, since he began pioneering a sound that would come to be known as gqom. Expanding out of his base in Clermont, Durban, Lag has lived up to his international pantsula moniker through a career that’s as global as it is domestic
Connecting with fellow Durbanite Sihle Sithole – Blxckie – was a natural move for Lag. Since 2019, Blxckie has been deploying his soothing melodic voice over a variety of different beats to create fresh new sounds on his solo releases (like EQNX II, It Feels Like a Dream and Blxck Panda) and he is part of the Clout Internet Boyz, an emerging movement coming of Durban of artists who are collaborating to establish their own take on the popular Trap sound. “Kwenzakalan” is released through Black Major x Ice Drop.
Listen to ‘Kwenzakalan’ HERE
Press release courtesy of Sheila Afari PR