Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er are not in a relationship, they had a kid together "by accident" (and claim they are a "good mommy and daddy"), and try to explain what "zef" is along with what is real and what is an illusion. Also, lots of using the word "fook".
All that and more in this new clip from Kobus Holnaaier's short film, Straight From the Horse's Piel.
This weekend is going to be nonstop on the fun tip...tonight, Free Energy and Best Coast play for FREE at the South Street Seaport. Tomorrow is HARD Fest on Governor's Island and Sunday is the icing on a cupcaker of days with Cap N Jazz reuniting at the Williamsburg Waterfront. No Age also plays...also, FREE again.
Know what else is free? Deeeez bits! Some say we're easy...some say we're cheap. I say, we's rad, ya dig?
Here's your LOL-Alert for today. Foxy Brown was arrested for mooning her neighbor. link
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Billy Corgan collapsed on stage at a gig in Tampa, FL last night. Dude's ok now. link
Mary Anne Hobbs resigned from Radio 1. Nooooo! link
As mentioned above, I'm so stoked for HARD Fest tomorrow. Grab two fresh new edits from event performers below.
Rather quietly, Die Antwoord released their US debut EP, 5, last week (July 13). On the flip, if there's one thing that this South African troupe of fireballs personify, is that they are anything but on silent mode when it comes to their music.
While last week, the digital version of 5 was offered up via Cherrytree/Interscope, the hard pressing will see a outlet on July 27, with only 5,000 copies available through selected retailers.
You can stream the EP in full below, and here's your purchase link.
Die Antwoord play HARD Fest this Saturday, July 24 on Governor's Island, followed by a gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg the next night.
Die Antwoord are the sort of anomaly that you really don't know how to perceive upon first listen, or glance, for that matter. The South African rap act has been described as everything from seriously satirical to left-of-field legit, but no matter how you take them, the trio's New York City debut at The Creators Project holds one truth throughout: they are "fookin' amazing".
In all honesty, I only caught the last two-and-a-half songs of Ninja, Yolandi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek's set, but that was, in it's brevity, much more sufficient and awesome than I had anticipated. I'd love to write tons more on the performance, but I'm going to save the longer-ish review when I catch them later this summer at HARD Fest, then at Music Hall of Williamsburg the following day. (July 24 and 25, respectively)
I will say this though: Enter the Ninja is about infinity x 10 better live than the recorded versions. So much radness!
Small set of pictures from their performance can be seen here.
I'm admittedly a little embarrassed that I love Die Antwoord so much. Strike that...no I'm not. The South African rave-rappers have been on a tear through Stateside festivals and cities, along with continuing building buzz through blogworld by staying interesting, through their unique style and songs.
Don't let their appearance fool you. Ninja, Yolandi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek are the real deal...and if it's any justification, they've just signed with Interscope, so get ready for their album $O$ to take over your listening rounds, as they put it, "fokken soon". While most of the album was released for free last year, the finished, mastered, and sure to be refreshed disc's track listing remains primarily the same.
Die Antwoord will be hitting New York City on July 24, when they join up with HARD NYC on Governor's Island. The weekend prior, they'll do the same out on the west coast for HARD LA.
To promote the upcoming release, Ninja laid in the tattoo chair for 11 interrupted hours and got a sweet back-piece. Watch the time-lapse video of the experience below.
Over the past month, the South African dj/hip-hop troupe, Die Antwoord, have been causing quite a ruckus. Whether you respect them for their originality, or are bashing them for their ridiculousness, it's no secret that these kids are on the tips of many a tight tongue.
The trio of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek are capitalizing on their interesting beats, and more so, on the strength of their uniquely weird vocal stylings and videographic "say what's".
To learn a little more about what the heck is going on in the heads of Die Antwoord, watch the interview below, in which they swear they are the "anti-gangsters".
The real star here is Yo-Landi Vi$$er. I'm just throwin' that out there. Ninja's rhymes are on point, by Vi$$er's vocals are piqued and perfect.
Grab a track from Die Antwoord, along with Wedding DJs' fantastic mix and mash with an Enya classic. (thanks to Wat Kyk Jy?)