Gqom pioneer Griffit Vigo announces new album, I Am Gqom

Gqom Oh! is releasing an album from long-time gqom producer Griffit Vigo.

Vigo is one of the longest-running producers in the South African genre, with a career that stretches back to 2004. He’s often considered one of the progenitors of the style.

I Am Gqom features eight new tracks from Vigo along with a remastered version of “Rees Vibe,” his most popular track, originally released in 2018. It also comes with a visual concept conceived with artist Mikael Calandra Achode, inspired by Zulu culture: “Compounds known as Kraals would act as the homestead, a site for ritual worship and a defensive position for the King and his family. Griffit Vigo aims to create a metaphoric Kraal through music, for himself, the listener and the new generation of gqom.”

Watch a video teaser for the album.

01. I Am Gqom feat. Ree

02. Ancestral Vibe

03. Ups And Downs

04. Activated Gqom 2

05. Run

06. Ree’s Vibe (2020 Remaster)

07. Drumm Hard (Griffit Vigo’s Ancestral Mix)

08. Shanga Dedi

09. Yasizwa Les’gubhu (Vigo Music Original Mix Vocal By Mabeezer)

Gqom Oh! will release I Am Gqom on October 20th, 2020.