Boomkat Product Review:
GQOM Oh! documents the dark, beating heart of Durban, South Africa’s underground dance sound in the scene’s first ever vinyl compilation - or any other format for that matter!
The Sound of Durban represents a strong taste of the hypnotic, monotone sound which has emerged as essentially SA’s answer to brooding minimal techno in the wake of Kwaito’s slinkier house styles.
Of course, this gear comes from SA though, and their take on minimal techno reflects a close, inimitable bind of African and Western-rooted traditions closer to the pressure systems of Kuduro, UKF or current Caribbean and South American sounds that any enduro-mince club music from Berlin, for example.
All the producers make their first “official” release here (although you can find loads on the Kasimp3 site), offering a rarely-paralleled survey of rawest, local dance music nurtured in unique conditions but appealing to anyone with a pulse and a taste for freshest club blood.
Clock the samples and start your GQOM addiction, now.