We were blown away by the response - Distruction Boyz
The cool gqom kids who hail from Durban, Distruction Boyz, left
fans sweating and in need of an energy drink after dropping their Gqom is the
Future album recently. The release trended on line too.
"We were blown away with response to the album but it was
really what we expected. It all went according to plan," the
group's Thobane “Que” Mgobozi told TimesLive.
"We have only just released the physical copies of the
album so it's a little too early to tell how far we are from reaching gold but
we have no doubt we’re going to go gold, and even platinum. People love our
music and our digital sales have been amazing. We are number one across the
country," Que added.
Que and his bandmate, Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu, might become
the first in the gqom industry to achieve gold status for a gqom collection. Gqom
is a kind of music style well-known in Durban, but it’s making its way around
the country too.
"My parents weren't too happy about me wanting to
do music because they are academics but I did what they wanted from me and
finished school and now they don't mind what I do. It's not so bad now but we
also used to get a lot of questions when we started out. Like, ‘Who
are these guys and what are they doing?' and 'What is gqom?' It was
only after we started making music for other artists that things got
easier," Que said.
The gqom duo has worked with Mampintsha from Big Nuz on
Babes Wodumo’s hit track, Wololo. "We were releasing music and he heard
our songs. He gave us a call one day and said: 'Hey, guys, this is Mampintsha.
Please come through to the studio and work on something'. That is how we worked
on Wololo,” he added.