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DJ Lag Announces Upcoming Album ‘The Rebellion’ & Reveals Official Tracklist

By @AtlehangMoloi on 05/14/2024 in News

Acclaimed DJ and producer, DJ Lag recently announced the upcoming release of his sophomore album titled ‘The Rebellion’. The project is set to drop on June 21st.

Alongside the news, he shared his new single, 'Oke Oke,' featuring the dynamic Spanish artist Jazz Alonso, Additionally, he announced a worldwide tour with a huge headline date at London’s Village Underground on 25 May 2024.

'Oke Oke,' the latest track from the upcoming album, showcases DJ Lag's innovative prowess by seamlessly blending South African rhythms with Jazz Alonso's captivating vocals. Crafted during an inspired late-night session in London, the track immerses listeners in a realm of desire, vividly described by Jazz Alonso: 

"Set by the sea at night, eating black grapes and drinking dark rum, a lover is in the ocean, asking you to join them. You take off your clothes and chains and pass from having a fantasy to becoming the fantasy."

Reflecting on the collaboration, DJ Lag shares his enthusiasm: "Collaborating with Jazz was exhilarating. Her sound deeply connected with me, and our partnership unfolded seamlessly." In terms of production, Lag has partnered with Grammy-nominated UK producer GG (Gabrielle Stok): "The inception of 'Oke' was spontaneous; Jazz initiated the idea, crafting the flow and lyrics on the spot, with GG and myself completing the song that very evening."

With 'The Rebellion,' DJ Lag solidifies his status as a trailblazer in Gqom, infusing innovation while honoring his musical heritage. The album promises an eclectic offering, maintaining Lag’s DNA while exploring sounds like 3Step, Afro Tech, Amapiano, Hip Hop, and even Drill. On the 13-track record, Lag has assembled a stellar roster of guest artists, stamping each song with his signature sound.

Stream ‘Oke Oke’ below:

 

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