You might only know Goldmax as one half of the multi-award winning Gqom duo Distruction Boyz, but 2020 is the year that saw him going solo – with an upcoming debut album titled Music Saved Me, which follows his personal journey with music.
Real name Zipho Mthembu, Goldmax seems to be venturing outside Gqom for the first time in his career, with his highly anticipated debut single “Iphupho Lami” (feat. Skyewanda and Masuda) coming as a kind of Afro-house mix that sets sensational vocals against the groovy backdrop of amapiano. And it’s just been given a video upgrade too, playing out between the busy streets of Durban and a rural township, following the story of an unemployed man looking for, and finally finding, work.
Upon its release in June earlier this year, the track was met by huge support, from radio features to pure fan love, testament to the fact that whether it’s gqom or amapiano, Goldmax is a musician for the times, and seems to hit the golden mark with whatever genre he attempts.