For DJ Bongz whose real name is Bongani Dlamini, it has been one helluva journey and sojourn in the world of music.
Starting out his career at just the tender age of 15, the KwaNdengezi, near Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal native was mentored by DJ Droopy.
While many will remember his massive double platinum-selling single, “Thina sobabil” DJ Bongz does hold a whopping 5 studio albums to his credit.
These projects of musical art included “Mabala Noize, “No Retreat. No Surrender,” “Game Changer” and “Survival Of The Fittest.”
However, DJ Bongz has of recent been known with the Gwara Gwara movement and global dance style; even after being forced out of Mabala Noise entertainment; a label which he founded.
With a lesson in resilience and belief in one’s dreams despite adversity, the serial hitmaker has been able to mastermind such blockbuster in recent times.
Records such as “Take You Higher,” which featured SPhe, “GwaraGwara Worldwide,” with DJ Maphorisa, DJ Buckz, L.A.X and Bizzouch, and “Gwara Gwara,” alongside Dbn Nyts and Fifi Cooper, just to mention a few.
Only thing is the fact that DJ Bongz plots to take over the industry this close and festive season as he masterminds a bumper package that is set to dominate the trends and buzz.
This is as he makes the “Gwara Nation” Album a collection of 18 tracks that features records across the divide of genre and times.
The “Gwara Nation” Album features such players and playmakers in the industry including Zakes Bantwini, Masandi, Mondli Ngcobo, Mapopo, Oros and Sir Bobzin.
Others are Precious, Tipcee, Codi, Smooth, DJ Rough, Fey, DJ Tira, Ntobeko, Sphe, Fearless Boys and Doggnit.
One thing about the album is that it comes with the smooth and mesmerising breeze of Afro House, as well as the scorching bangers of the world of Gqom Music. Do we even mention influences of Kwaito?
DJ Bongz achieves the fusion of stunning, celestial and golden vocals that streams right into the depths of the heart and soul, as well as the rain of banging beats and ferocious instrumentals for the chaos and destruction across dance floors and social gigs.
If the “Gwara Nation” album is not a potential classic, then we do not know what is and you do not want to miss out on this feast and fest.
Simply grab a dose, then share your thoughts and opinion in the comments section below.