Distruction Boyz

(Gqom music duo)

Distruction Boyz

is a Gqom music duo from Durban, South Africa which consists of recording artists and record producers Thobani “Que” Mgobhozi and Zipho “Goldmax” Mthembu. Their Debut album Gqom Is the Future was certified gold by RISA making it the first Gqom album to ever achieve this status. The dynamic duo are far and wide known to have pioneered the Gqom genre, and being responsible for its mainstream and having a competitive reach in the music business. They have done this by consistently bringing an electrifying, disruptive energy to any and all nightlife and party platforms they have ever been part of. One could even say that the group’s name, Distruction Boyz, speaks volumes of the nature of the party and dance culture they contribute to.

Goldmax and Que were born in KwaMashu, the second biggest township in Durban. The two members established themselves by jamming to their very own gqom and house sets at local taverns and shisa nyama’s in and around KwaMashu. Having ran into each other a lot and appreciated each other’s style of play and leisure flare at these kinds of local gigs, they in the future decided to merge their ability and ear to form the group we today know as Distruction Boyz.

Distruction Boyz released their breakout single titled “Omunye” which features Benny Maverick and Dladla Mshunqisi. The song was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa. The duo then later released their debut album titled, Gqom Is The Future on 20 October 2017, and was certified gold by RiSA on 18 December 2017 making it the first Gqom (a genre of dance music popular in Durban), album to achieve this status.

The Durban-born duo walked away with the award for Best Group/Duo at the Soundcity MVP Awards in Nigeria on Friday, 12 January 2018.

“Last night we won our first award and we won it in another country! WOW!”

“South Africa this is your victory. History has been made again.”