Popular international DJ and jack of ‘most’ trades, Lelowhatsgood is making a foray into music with his musical debut, Next Level EP, alongside Dee Traits. In the past months, the DJ has teased at new music, by including unreleased songs of his into his DJ sets. Now this August he has finally announced that he will be releasing a 7-track EP of original music, titled Next Level with Dee Traits. The first single of the EP “Demon’s Kiss” will be released onto digital streaming platforms on 02 September 2022.
Dee Traits is a house music duo consisting of BlaqMystique (S’fundo L Gcaba) and Roy (Mpendulo Shangase) based in Durban, South Africa. The duo joins the DJ, Lelowhatsgood, and together they have conceived a new sound they refer to as “Is’qinsi”, which is a cross blend of gqom and electronic music. Dee Traits highlights the soundscape by “the heavy kick and bass”, creating a distinctive listening experience for their new genre.
Lelowhatsgood has extensive contributions in the entertainment space, and is particularly recognised through his commitment to entrenching ballroom culture in South Africa’s eventing landscape. As an event curator and DJ, he’s entertained and played for crowds around the world, recently returning from performing in Germany.. Describing his relationship with gqom, Lelowhatsgood says, “For me, it means I can take a sound that’s very homegrown and infuse it with the inspirations I’ve been drawing from globally. Gqom is one genre that has been keeping steady as a DJ and to be able to release a project that takes it a step further also keeps me ahead of the curve.”
“Demon’s Kiss will be released this Friday. Pre-add it with the link here.