Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Format

Theme

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Decades

Size

Color

Deals

Sound Of Durban Vol. 1 (pantone Cover) /  Various
LP 
Price: $31.79

Product Notes

The Sound of Durban Vol. 1 represents the first full-length compilation collecting the sound of the suburbs and townships of Durban, South Africa known as "gqom". The album unites many of the local young producers of this fresh genre over 15 tracks on a double LP. Rome-based DJ and musician Nan Kolè and South Africa-based Lerato Phiri set up the Gqom Oh! Label to highlight the music and artists of Durban, the often-overlooked cradle of the new South African sound. Taking it's name from an onomatopoeic Zulu word signifying a drum, this extraordinary, apocalyptic bass music encompasses many influences. Each polyrhythmic track draws on the darker side of electronic music, hip hop, sound system culture, kwaito, UK funk, and deep African vibrations. With it's mix of ethnic tradition and urban tension, South Africa has been a cradle of cultural phenomena. In it's own way it is a country of great wealth, particularly rich in contradictions, yet decades after the end of the country's apartheid, little appears to have changed for the millions of black people who live in it's notorious townships. It is from this background that innovation is continually being injected into the living body of the local music culture. The heartbeat of Durban is gqom. Features tracks by: Dominowe, Forgotten Souls, Formation Boyz, DJ Mabheko, Emo Kid & DJ Bradolz, Citizen Boy, Cruel Boyz, TLC Fam, Julz Da DeeJay, and Emo Kid. Limited repress with a new pantone cover; Two additional tracks on the download card.

Details

Title: Sound Of Durban Vol. 1 (pantone Cover) / Various
Genre: International
Artist(s): Various Artists
Label: Gqom Oh!
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 1/27/2017
Product Type: LP
UPC: 5055300391452
Item #: 1777027X
This product is a special order

Credits

You May Also Like

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. More details
Understood