Malumz features remixes by Citizen Boy and Formation Boyz.

Nan Kolè will release his debut solo EP on Bristol’s Black Acre label in April.

The Rome-born DJ and producer is the founder of Gqom Oh!, a label that has helped to spread the South African genre of gqom around the world, most notably with last year’s The Sound of Durban Vol. 1 compilation.

Released on April 14, the Malumz EP is the DJ’s first solo material, though last year he collaborated with Nervous Horizon boss Wallwork on the Facts/Fiyah 12″, also released on Black Acre.

“Malumz is a tribute to my Gqom Oh! family”, Kolé explains in a press release. “They call me Malumz, which in Zulu means ‘Uncle’. The first time Citizen Boy called me ‘Malumz’, it was overwhelming — I felt a change in my relationship with all the guys, because they started to treat me more as a family member, which meant a lot.”

The EP features another Kolé original, ‘Bayefal,’ and two remixes of ‘Malumz’ by gqom veterans Citizen Boy and Formation Boyz. Malumz is released on April 14 – listen to ‘Bayefal’ below.


01. ‘Bayefal’
02. ‘Malumz (Tribute To Gqom Oh!)’
03. ‘Malumz’ (Citizen Boy Remix)
04. ‘Malumz’ (Formation Boyz Remix)

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