Dur­ban duo in­vited to cause ‘dis­truc­tion’ in Barcelona

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - PEOPLE - SIPHELELE BUTHELEZI

THE pop­u­lar­ity of gqom mu­sic, which has taken South Africans by storm, could catch on in Spain too.

Dur­ban’s pop­u­lar duo Dis­truc­tion Boyz have been in­vited to per­form at the Sonar Elec­tronic Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Barcelona in June.

They made the an­nounce­ment this week at a celebratory party at The Joint restau­rant at North beach.

The theme was “It was all a dream” which was mo­ti­vated by the suc­cess they have had.

Mem­bers of the group Thobani Mgob­hozi, 22, and Zipho Mthembu, 22, said they were de­lighted to have been in­vited to show­case their style of mu­sic in an­other coun­try.

“We are in­vited to show­case our style of mu­sic, we will be show­ing peo­ple from other coun­tries what gqom mu­sic is,” said Mgob­hozi.

Un­der their record la­bel, Dis­truc­tion Records, they have also signed two new artists, K Dot and Mbuso black­Qry­thm.

“Our par­ents taught us that the money we make must be in­vested.

“All the money we made is in­vested in busi­ness.

“We are us­ing it to also push the two new artists we signed so they can reach our level mu­si­cally.

“We want to grow not just as Dis­truc­tion Boyz but as busi­ness­men,” said Mthembu.

The pair have also done an ad­vert for KFC.

“We had an amaz­ing shoot and we worked with the best di­rec­tor. It’s nice to see our­selves on TV and be as­so­ci­ated with such a big brand.

“We are happy that we have so much in­flu­ence and power,” said Mgob­hozi.

They thanked DJ Tira for the sup­port and DJ Sox for the mo­ti­va­tion.

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Dis­truc­tion Boyz with their newly signed artists, K Dot and Mbuso black­Qry­thm.

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