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Gqom duo Distruction Boyz Release the Ultimate South African Summer Album

You were never ready.

Durban-based gqom duo Distruction Boyz just released their highly anticipated album Gqom is the Future. And, as expected, it bangs.


The duo has been making waves with their songs that never fail to make people lose their morals. Like, seriously, try it.

The13-track album will definitely pack dancefloors all over South Africa, with its incessantly pounding bass lines, thumping drums and dark synths.

Gqom is the Future features the mainstays of the Durban dance music scene, DJ Tira and Rude Boyz, alongside Prince Bulo, Benny Maverick, Tipcee and Dladla Mshunqisi.


The duo is urging South Africans to help them reach for their dream of their album being the first gqom album to sell gold.

With the amount of buzz they have garnered, and considering how great their album is, it's highly possible that dream will come true.

Listen to Gqom is the Future below and download it here.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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