GROWING up in musical family is what helped and inspired gqom artist DJ Scoolest from Willowfontein to get into the music industry. DJ Scoolest (real name Thandinkosi Zondi) will release his second extended play (EP) titled ‘Gqom Gongo’ on May 6.The EP has seven gqom hits, some with vocals and others with just gqom instruments. Speaking to Echo Zondi said he is very excited that he will be realising this EP especially because it has been a while without him releasing music. “The last music I released was in 2018 when I released my first EP titled Episode One EP. The purpose of this project is to remind every fan that gqom is still a thing, it has evolved and it is going nowhere.” Zondi said his love for music started when he was still a child because he grew up in a family that loved music. “Growing up in a family that loved music helped me grow the love I had for music and it also helped me to understand music better. “When I got into the industry, I started by being a club DJ and then the idea of making my own music came to life. Since then I have been madly in love with music. In 2016 I released my very first song titled Yebo featuring Ndangala and Hle.” Zondi’s dream is to own a recording studio in his area so he can assist young and upcoming artists in Willowfontein. “I want to grow and be able to work with different artists from different genres. The idea is to pass on information that I’ve acquired to younger musicians. Right now I am trying to save cash to buy studio equipment.“I believe that hard work,consistency and being humble is what is important when you release music.”Zondi’s EP will be available for purchase on PlayStore and for streaming on SoundClound and YouTube.