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We were blown away by the response - Distruction Boyz

2017-10-24 14:52
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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.