2017-10-27 17:25
PHOTO: Distruction Boyz Instagram

Durban-based dance duo Distruction Boyz has been trending since they dropped their debut album, Gqom is the Future.

The bandmates, Thobane “Que” Mgobozi and Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu, are the new kids on the block. But they want to set the record straight: According to Que, they were never signed to West Ink Records owned by kwaito star Mampintsha.

“We were not with West Ink, we only worked closely with them.”

And they’re still on good terms with the Big Nuz member, insists Que. “There’s no beef between us, but we’re doing our own thing to inspire up-and-coming artists,” the 21 year-old singer says.

The pair – who produced most of the songs on Babes Wodumo’s Gqom Queen, Vol. 1, including her hit Wololo – started their own company, Distruction Entertainment, and they’re the first artists under the stable. Earlier this week the boys almost broke the internet when they dropped Gqom is the Future.

“We didn’t expect so much hype but we’re very grateful,” they say.

The boys’ single, Omunye, has been trending with people uploading their own Omunye dance moves on YouTube. It’s also number one on iTunes.

“There are many people who do gqom music but we just took it to the next level,” they say.

Besides music, the KwaMashu-born stars are also in the ice delivery business. “Sometimes you go to a club and there’s no ice, and we saw a business opportunity and took it,” Que says, adding young artist should learn to be independent and be knowledgeable about the music industry if they want to succeed. There’s talk Omunye will be the crossover song for 2018. What do you say?

-MimiKay‏ @kw3tsi  wrote: “Dear @virginactiveSA , please consider adding #distructionboyz to your playlist for all classes, gym floor and change rooms .

Thank you.”

-DonMaroshaGrosso8‏ @ThembileMarosha: “Distruction Boyz dragging us to December by force.... #GqomIsTheFuture  #DistructionBoyz.”

-MizzZee‏ @domino_doc  wrote: “#GqomIsTheFuture #DistructionBoyz Straight to December we go... no November in 2017..issa a record! Issa history issa qoph'umlando!”