Four tracks made for the dancefloor by the gqom pionneer.
The EP’s title originates from the Durban nickname for local clubs, “they used to refer to clubs as steam rooms, a lot of the early gqom-style music was played in these places. The name for the EP is a tribute to that.”
The EP features 4 club heavy tracks made in London in 2018 when Lag was passing through on European tours. Listen to first single “Nyusa” below.
“Nyusa” opens with a grinding acidic bass line overlaid with a metallic and gravelly melody with suppressed chants. Sharp kicks drive the track leading up to a wobbly synth break down and back up synth stabs raising the energy.
Steam Rooms EP is out on 19th July 2019 via Hyperdub — pre-order here.
DJ Lag on tour
Thursday June 6 Drake Hotel, Toronto
Friday June 7 Marble Bar Detroit
Saturday June 8 Physical Therapy at Nowdays NYC
Saturday 22nd June Moonshine Montreal
Saturday 13th July – Joshua Brooks – Manchester
Thursday 18th July – Sonar Festival – Barcelona
Saturday 20th July – Melt Festival – Ferropolis
Thursday 08th August – Boomtown Festival – Winchester
Friday 09th August – R2 Rooftop – Marseille
Friday 16th August – The Egg – London
Saturday 31st August – Upper Festival – Katowice
Saturday 05th October – Capitolio – Lisbon
Okzharp and Manthe Ribane on tour
Saturday 29th June @ Block9, Glastonbury Festival