BBC Global Beats has produced a showcase of gqom.

Host Emily Dust meets a number of the South African scene's originators together with Naked Boyz, DJ Lag, Griffit Vigo and Distruction Boyz in an exploration of the musical phenomenon.

Gqom, which is pronounced with a Zulu click on at first and represents the noise of a heavy kick drum, has begun making a reputation for itself internationally and doesn't present any signal of slowing down.

It began in Durban, South Africa’s third most populous metropolis. However when it first arose, it was not accepted by South Africa’s musical authority. It was solely when gqom began making waves that folks actually paid consideration. The meteoric rise of gqom was not anticipated by its creators, who had been “experimenting on fundamental package throughout the townships of Durban”.

The style is uncooked, unfiltered power that has come from the creativity of its artists, not fancy studios. One of the scenes stars, Griffit Vigo tells Dust that “we truly practised in our bedrooms, we haven’t had any studio till now, we used to go to play free of charge within the golf equipment, we simply love what we do."

The style is beginning to garner worldwide curiosity, with Diplo, Naomi Campbell and Kanye West having expressed their curiosity in gqom. London has additionally performed a key function in its rise, as many DJs and tastemakers have showcased its rhythmic splendour. “London and Durban are the locations that actually help my music," as DJ Lag notes.

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Aaron Holden is a Freelance Journalist, observe him on Twitter