Battle of the Bands

Rudeboyz

Brooklyn
August 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Recognized as the Gqom originators, the production and Dj duo that works to spread their unique energy and sound from Durban’s townships and sound systems, through rhythmic and raw sounds evolving from 90s Kwaito, house music & hip-hop beats, from the hazyorigins of what is now known as Gqom.The duo started in 2012 from the production of Andile T & Masive_Q. From their hometown of Mt Moriah, outside the notorious Durban township of Kwamashu….The friends that lived next door to each started hanging out more marking beats and pioneered the new movement of Gqom….From the rough coasts of ZA, gqom carries rhythmic and raw elements evolving from 90s Kwaito, South African house music and hip hop beats. Although new to the industry, RudeBoyz have peaked the interest of many international acts including UK’s Goon Club Allstars who have released their first ever vinyl EP (Rudeboyz EP, released in 2015), as well as other platforms from Radio Cómeme to Dazed Digital sharing their story and showcasing the gqom wave of hypnotic layers of driving, intense, gratifying and slow-burning rhythms. Rudeboyz has continued to build strong relationships with local and international musical community and industry. As producers, alongside making their own tracks, they have expanded to working on original compositions of tracks with Diplo as well as remixes, with South African contemporaries such as Busiswa, Dr.Malinga, Dj Maphorisa, as well as champions of SA sounds like Okmalumkoolka.