August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
This Week: South Africa’s intriguing weirdo rave / rap crew Die Antwoord bring TEN$ION; A darker, draftier Of Montreal; Blondes DIY electronica; Dr. Dog is on album number seven; Sharon Van Etton has guest spots for Beirut, The National and The Walkmen.
Rave / Rap freakshow unit Die Antwoord released their first single and video from TEN$ION, which is due later this year. Yolandi Vi$$er takes the lead on this track, and as you’ve come to expect with these two: snakes, filth, pajamas, rats and the somewhat terrifying constant of Ninja dancing.
Looks like South African weirdo rappers Die Antwoord have parted company with label Interscope after being nudged in the direction of mainstream music for their new album. TEN$ION will now be released on their new label, ZEF RECORDZ. Here’s the first video. NSFW, of course.
Of course Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy) loves Die Antwoord. So much, in fact, that he directed them in this short film which premiered at SXSW last night and now is available, here in its entirety.
Die Antwoord are back, bringing you more “Zef Side” madness, and this time it’s all about Yo-landi Vi$$er. Half of what she says is in some kind of African slang, but I bet you will still get her point. (Hint: she’s rich.)
Check out this exclusive clip from blockbuster South African rappers Die Antwoord from their forthcoming album. It’s called “Evil Boy.”
Tuesday is all about the deep bass, so let’s bump some low frequencies with Brooklyn mixmaster Mr. NiceGuy’s new mix, entitled Bumped.
First we had Die Antwoord, and now the South African rap scene has brought us Jack Parow. Is this a good thing? The world may never know. Check the video for “Dans Dans Dans.” Warning: some F-bombs.
A few weeks after South African band Die Antwoord released videos for “ZefSide” and “Enter the Ninja” (video embedded below), NYMag.com interviewed the band about their rapid viral success.