DJ Maphorisa Takes Gqom to the USA
Midnight Starring by DJ Maphorisa has made its US debut.
DJ Maphorisa’s album Gqom Wave was released globally on the 17th of November, with the compilation debuting on US iTunes and Apple Charts.
On Friday the 1st of December the DJ Maphorisa smash hit Midnight Starring was released in the US and Canada through leading dance label, Ultra Records.
For any South African musician in whichever genre they represent, accomplishing a ‘US debut’ in any regard is a massive achievement for themselves as artists as well as for South Africa as a melting pot of magnificent music.
Maphorisa isn’t just a one-toned man, and also contributed to the creation of the recently launched Gqom Wave documentary.
This is about letting the world get to know, understand and enjoy the music that is truly making waves in SA.
Gravitate towards the Wave
DJ Maphorisa reveals his excitement:
“I am really excited about the release of Midnight Starring in the US today. For me this signifies how SA is one step closer to taking Gqom to the rest of the world. Our music is authentic and people gravitate towards it because of the way it makes them feel. I am grateful that I am supported by many in the movement that will see Gqom become a global phenomenon”.
On top of it all, Maphorisa was recently selected to present an exclusive mix on Apple Music Beats One which just so happened to coincide with the release of Gqom Wave.
If you missed it, catch it here.
What makes Gqom Wave so authentic is that it is jam-packed with collaborations from all the hottest producers and artists adding momentum to the Gqom Wave sweeping the nation and soon to be world.
Download or stream Midnight Starring here.
Watch the music video for DJ Maphorisa’s single Midnight Starring here: