Our favourite Gqom videos will get you set for a party


Gqom is the Durban-born urban house sound that is taking South Africa by storm. The fast-paced genre is made up of catchy lyrics alongside cool beats, synth drums and a tempo that invokes the inner ‘Babes wodumo’ in you. We’ve selected our favourite Gqom videos to set you up for your next party or inspire your feel-good playlist. This sizzling selection is made up of well-known commercial and established artists like the legendary DJ Maphorisa and Distruction boys as well as groundbreaking stars like FAKA and Moonchild Sannely. Have a look and let us know what you think.


Sho Madjozi – ‘Huku’

Tsonga musician and creative Sho Madjozi is known for her unapologetic Tsonga pride and her very visual videos. Her latest offering ‘Huku‘ is no different. In the song she speaks about her boy who is unable to show his feelings for a girl.


Busiswa x Dj Maphorisa – ‘Bazoyenza

This wavy song features the iconic voice of Busiswa who spits hot bars on a catchy qgom beat by legendary Dj Maphorisa. The video is shot guerrilla-style in what seems like a warehouse and features cool dance moves and camera shots.


Dladla Mshunqisi x Distruction Boyz x DJ Tira – ‘Pakisha’

Since the release of their iconic hit ‘Omunye’ the Durban duo has cemented their space in the South African music scene and it seems they are ready to put Durban on the map. Their newly released single ‘Pakisha’, which means “pack your bags” in isiZulu, is a high tempo gqom banger with Zulu vocals that speak of heading out to party.


DJ Maphorisa x DJ Tira x Busiswa x Moonchild Sanelly – ‘Midnight Starring’

This party jam is the ultimate party starter and the video is no different. featuring steady dance moves and futuristic visuals it lives up to its hype. In addition to a completely crazy Gqom production, ‘Midnight Starring‘ features the voices of Busiswa, Moonchild Sanelly and DJ Tira, singing, rapping and shouting ‘haaibo‘ until you go into a trance.


FAKA – ‘Uyang’khumbula’

Iconic music duo FAKA is well known for breaking boundaries and setting a new course for their music. Their video for their single Uyang’khumbula has an authentic township aesthetic and it has the ability to get you dancing wherever you are.


DJ Maphorisa x DJ Shimza x Moonchild Sanelly – ‘Makhe’

Moonchild Sanelly is the soulful voice who delivers the vibrant vocals on DJ Maphorisa’s new gqom single ‘Makhe’ which also features DJ Shimza. The video, which features hot dance moves and vivid visuals, follows Moonchild as she tries to evade her admirer who poses as a neighbour and tells the struggle of many South African women in nightlife spaces.


Tipcee x Busiswa x DJ Tira x Distruction Boyz – ‘iScathulo’

This memorable song which is derived from a children’s Zulu game is notable for its use of familiar lyrics and vibrant beats. The video is a visual sensation shot in studio and made better by its futuristic lighting.

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