DJ Lag has officially dropped visuals for 'Siyagroova' featuring DJ Tira and shows off South Africa's coastal dance scene.

Watch DJ Lag's Latest Music Video for 'Siyagroova' Featuring DJ Tira

Watch DJ Lag's Latest Music Video for 'Siyagroova' Featuring DJ Tira​

DJ Lag has officially dropped visuals for 'Siyagroova' featuring DJ Tira and shows off South Africa's coastal dance scene.

DJ Lag has dropped stunning visuals for "Siyagroova" featuring DJ Tira. The highly anticipated music video comes after the single was released in the first week of December last year. "Siyagroova" is the perfect mix of gqom's uncompromising hard beats and base together with DJ Tira's irresistible kwaito hooks. The visuals provide a much needed visual escape as they showcase Durban's dance scene and city.


Read: DJ Lag Wings Copyright Claim Against will.i.am

"Siyagroova" music video feaures Durban-based dance crew 031GOATS who carry free, playful vibes throughout. The talented crew is captured dancing on rooftop buildings in Durban's inner city and famous beach. DJ Lag and DJ Tira stated that they wanted the song to be an invitation to have fun. The two DJs are both from KwaZulu Natal and have influenced Durban's music scene.

The "Siyagroova" was reportedly created in just one hour by DJ Lag and DJ Tira who continue to remain loyal to gqom. DJ Lag was in charge of beats while DJ Tira led the lyrics. It seems their chemistry is not only for the studio and also works on the screen; the carefree Durbanites are seen dancing in rhythm with 031GOATS in the music video.

The video was directed was by Allison Swank who wanted it to be "exciting". DJ Lag is all about having a good time better but equally serious about preserving gqom's integrity. After his single "Ice Drop" was plagiarised by American producer will.i.am, he swiftly took legal action late last year and successfully won the copyright claim at the beginning of this year. "Siyagroova", much like his other singles, is sure to solidify the 25-year-old DJ's status locally and internationally.

Watch the "Siyagroova" music below:

DJ Lag & DJ Tira - Siyagroova (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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