Distruction Boyz blow out speakers at club
Distruction Boyz wreaked havoc on speakers (literally) at Club
During their debut show in Buluwayo, the deep and powerful bass sounds of Gqom proved too much for the speakers as they blew out during the performance.
The speakers didn’t know what they were in for, as the Durban based duo Que and Goldmax electrified the dance floor with the beats of Gqom.
Gqom is the new sound that has South Africa on their feet and moving to the beat.
In the first half of the duo’s performance they played dance floor favourites like Shut Up & Groove, Madness, Memeza and Wololo, which is not true Gqom but a similar strain known as Sgubhu.
The dance floor was booming, with revelers showing off a variation of dance moves including Gwaragwara and Vosho- the most popular.
As the Boyz turned it up a level, introducing Gqom to their Buluwayo fans, the dance floor went off.
Those who could, demonstrated how to dance the Bhenga, and the heaving crowd was moving in an uncoordinated yet totally synchronistic fashion.
Those with a discerning ear noticed the discrepancy in sound, which was later confirmed by the DJs.
Gqom is described as being “dark with hollow drum sounds spun into jerky rhythms and droning synths and ghostly one-note samples creeping in over the top.”
It also led to a few patrons getting so down that they took off their shirts and danced on the speakers.
Gqom is seen as a House sub-genre and is quickly taking South Africa, and the world, by storm.
Distruction Boyz blow out speakers at Club Connect, as they blast the sounds of Gqom.