50 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Straight out of the bustling streets of Durban, gqom is by and for the next generation of South Africans, reflecting an urgent restlessness in its creators. Using exclusively electronic sounds, the artists in this mix define the nascent genre with cuts rooted in hypnotic house, creeping trance synth lines and dark, polyrhythmic bass-thumps. Boasting the ultimate DIY mindset, gqom is the sound of the game's next great self-made player.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Straight out of the bustling streets of Durban, gqom is by and for the next generation of South Africans, reflecting an urgent restlessness in its creators. Using exclusively electronic sounds, the artists in this mix define the nascent genre with cuts rooted in hypnotic house, creeping trance synth lines and dark, polyrhythmic bass-thumps. Boasting the ultimate DIY mindset, gqom is the sound of the game's next great self-made player.

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