The six-track record features a tougher style of gqom known as uThayela, which translates as "corrugated iron."
The six-track EP is named for the club where the South African producer started DJing, in his home township of Clermont in Durban. He says Uhuru shows off a "rougher sound with a harder bassline," a sub-genre of gqom called uThayela, which translates to "corrugated iron."
The connection to Mad Decent came after DJ Lag played a back-to-back set with label founder Diplo. Uhuru features guest spots from frequent collaborator Moonchild Sanelly and Unticipated Soundz, a gqom collective who are signing to Lag's own label, Ice Drop.
Most recently, DJ Lag coproduced a track on the Beyoncé-curated Lion King soundtrack. He also put out an EP on Hyperdub with Okzharp in July.
Listen to "Uhuru Dis."
02. Offi Bee
04. Uhuru Dis feat. Moonchild Sanelly
05. Rich Drop
06. Amanikiniki feat. Unticipated Soundz
Uhuru is out now via Good Enuff.