28 Jun 2024 ///


Garnering praise from music critics globally, DJ Lag, a King of Gqom, is back with his highly anticipated sophomore album.

“Making this album has been a real journey and I had a lot of fun making it. I wanted to experiment musically but also take the experience from dance floors I play for around the world into the project. I just hope everybody enjoys it as much as I did making it” expresses DJ Lag.

‘The Rebellion’, a 13-track album, solidifies DJ Lag as a pioneering force in Gqom. It masterfully blends innovation with a deep respect for his musical roots, offering a rich and diverse mix that stays true to his unique sound while exploring 3Step, Afro Tech, Amapiano, Hip Hop, and Drill.

From acclaimed EPs to high-profile collaborations, DJ Lag has distinguished himself as one of electronic music’s most thrilling creators. Recently awarded Best Gqom Album at the South African Music Awards, his impact on the global music scene is profound. Originating from Durban, DJ Lag pioneered the Gqom sound, crafting original tracks using FruityLoops during his school days. His music quickly gained popularity, with taxi drivers in Durban using his tracks to attract customers as early as 2012. Since then, he has captivated audiences at renowned festivals and venues worldwide through numerous international tours. More recently, DJ Lag completed the USA leg of his world tour and is set to kick off his European leg this weekend with two highly anticipated dates at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival, with his Asia tour kicking off this August.

As he continues to push boundaries and connect with audiences globally, DJ Lag remains deeply rooted in his hometown of Clermont, fostering a devoted fan base through events like Something for Clermont. With his world tours, festival appearances, and the release of ‘The Rebellion’, DJ Lag continues to redefine the sonic landscape, further cementing his legacy.


Listen to “The Rebellion” Here

Press release courtesy of Good Times Co

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