2019, 2018. Latest Gqom Songs, Album, Mixes 2019. Gqom is a genre of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 2010s from Durban. It developed out of South African house music, kwaito and hip-hop.Unlike other South African electronic music, gqom is typified by minimal, raw and repetitive sound with heavy bass beats but without the four-on-the-flour rhythm pattern.
The word gqom – sometimes expressed as qgom, igqom, gqomu or variants thereof – derives from an onomatopoeic combination of click consonants in isiZulu and isiXhosa meaning a hitting drum.