Distruction Boyz Go Gold With ‘Gqom Is The Future’
Durban-based gqom artists Distruction Boyz are easily one of the greatest breakout acts of 2017. The duo, consisting of Thobane “Que” Mgobozi and Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu jumped on the gqom bandwagon and took the genre to an incredible place. Their debut album ‘Gqom Is the Future’ spawned the smash hit single ‘Omunye’ – a song that became one of the most-played songs of 2017.
Now, after just 8 weeks on shelves, the duo announced that their album has officially achieved gold status – selling an excess of 15 000 copies around the country. “South Africa this one is for you. We are proud to announce that today history has been made again, our album has officially been certified gold,” the group said on their Twitter profile. “It’s amazing not only for us but the entire team. It’s something you can never get used to because this means that until the end of time, the world will always remember that Distruction Boyz from South Africa were the first to reach gold in the genre.”
However, while the group celebrates this incredible achievement, they have their sights on platinum status. “It’s a huge possibility because after we announced the album had gone gold, people started buying it. So we’ll leave that to our supporters,” the duo says.
The group is also preparing for a bigger and better 2018. But what does the year have in store for Distruction Boyz? “More collaborations. More polishing of the sound. More exports of the sound. More live elements added to the sound and definitely more education towards to production of the sound so gqom is here to stay and we are here to take it to the world,” Que says.
Meanwhile, ‘Omunye’ continues to dominate the charts. The duo still have a few tricks and singles up their sleeve off ‘Gqom Is the Future’ and we’ll be following them every step of the way. Gqom truly is the future and we’re incredibly excited to see what the genre brings in 2018. Congrats, Distruction Boyz – this is an accomplishment well deserved.