The Answer


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“-so….what does [Die Antwoord] mean?
-the answer
-answer to what?
-whatever man…fuck”

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Whether you’ve heard of Die Antwoord in 2009 when they had their big break or more recently, it probably made a hell of an impression on you. I feel that either you love or hate them….or maybe you’re like me and don’t quite know how to feel about them. I find their beat sick and “next level” like Ninja (born Watkin Tudor Jones), the main rapper says in Zef Side‘s video. It’s a perfect video to show you guys as a sample of their work since it’s part interview, part song, and it’s visually appealing even if it’s sooooo goddamn trashy! Try paying special attention to Yo-Landi Vi$$er (the girl) at 1:13; her looking at Ninja’s crotch is priceless.

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I think the Afrikaan (South-African) hip-hop group wanted to take over rich country youngsters as a smart marketing move, so they tried appeling to trends in the USA and Japan. And did it ever work!  In Zef Side, there’s the whole trailer-park trash vibe, and in, say, Enter the Ninja, the whole Japanese sexy schoolgirl, the cartoon-like girl voice, citing Japan and Ying & Yang, the ninja title, the martial art vibe, the use of a katana in the video..it all just comes together.Then there’s the handicapped boy they use in the video…was there a message behind it? I think Ninja wanted to show that you can build something big even if you start with no chances on your side.

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Zef Side (Slap In The Bass Remix) – (by Die Antwoord)

Rich Bitch – (by Die Antwoord)

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Honestly Die Antwoord leave me quite puzzled…are they good guys? Bad guys? All I know is that Rich Bitch and Zef Side are pretty cool tunes, and that I’m going to have to find out if they’re really as weird as they portray themselves to be, for myself, ’cause they’re going to be in Montreal October 25th at Metropolis.
They’re not charging cheap, so I’m hoping it’ll be a hell of a show!

Advance $25
Door $28

For tickets & more information you can click here for the Evenko website.

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*** JUST IN !!! ***
new video by Die Antwoord

EVIL BOY (official) (produced by Diplo)

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