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About DJ Lag

DJ Lag is one of the pioneers of gqom, a form of tense, minimalist electronic dance music which originated in Durban, South Africa during the early 2010s. The genre became a mainstream sensation in his home country around 2016, yet at this time, Lag was becoming more successful abroad, touring the globe and having his music released by British record labels; his self-titled debut EP included his signature track, "Ice Drop." He released received major worldwide exposure through his appearance on Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack in 2019. On Lag's 2022 debut full-length, Meeting with the King, he fused gqom with the slower amapiano sound that sharply risen in popularity during the previous few years.

Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa