Boomkat Product Review:
Gqom Oh! wrap up 20 tracks of freshest Durban taxi techno by the scene’s most vital producers, inc. TLC Fam, Griffit Vigo, Citizen Boy, Dominowe, Julz Da DeeJay, Mafia Boyz and many more
Taking its title from a dance move, the ‘Commando Mixtape’ showcases the taxi techno style and its various taxonomic variations - Mgido, core tribe, Sgubhu, Gqom Tech and Gqom Trap - for a hard-to-resist ride deep into Durban’s rhythmic cultures.
Beside the regular characters listed above, pivotal players Menchess and Kapsule Boyz join Gqom Oh! for the first time, throwing down the stone cold Gqom Tech brilliance of ‘Point Blank’ and the piping hot whistle of ‘Newlandz Bang’, respectively, while we locate other big highlights strewn between the likes of Griffit Vigo’s properly darkside bullet ‘Activated Gqomu 1’, the lip-biting tension of ‘Ayeye Vigo’, and a trancing blinder ‘Gqom Planet’, plus the clenched hunch and flash electro stabs of ‘Abantu Benu’; an epic trampler from TLC Fam in ‘Idedele (Taxi Gqom)’; and a really special one from Citizen Boy in the turbulent torque of ’Njibe.’