Everything about Die Antwoord on Watkykjy
Welkom by Die Antwoord se buitekamertjie op Watkykjy
We tried to update the Wiki page for Die Antwoord, but it seems that people over there have plugs up their butts, so here is a bit of an update from Yo-Landi and Ninja:
DIE ANTWOORD are a ZEF rap-rave crew from South Africa made up of 3 members: NINJA, YO-LANDI VI$$ER and the enigmatic, DJ HI-TEK.
DIE ANTWOORD launched their 1st music videos: ENTER THE NINJA and ZEFSIDE on DIE ANTWOORD.COM in February 2010.
During the month of February 2010, DIEANTWOORD.COM received over 41 million hits.
Directly after this, NINJA and YO-LANDI were flown (business class) to Los Angeles where they signed record deal with INTERSCOPE RECORDS, home of DR DRE, EMINEM, 50 CENT, SNOOP DOGG, MARILYN MANSON, etc etc (www.Interscope.com)
In April 2010, DIE ANTWOORD performed their 1st international concert at the Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs, California, in front of 40 000 people.
Following this DIE ANTWOORD went on to perform songs from their debut rap-rave album, $O$, all over North America (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia, Texas, Nashville, Washington D.C, Baltimore, Seattle, Oregon and Atlanta).
DIE ANTWOORD then went on to perform in Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Serbia, Poland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
At the end of 2010 DIE ANTWOORD won the MYSPACE 'BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2010' award for their debut video, ENTER THE NINJA.
DIE ANTWOORD has been featured in many international magazines such as THE NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES, ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE, SPIN, DAZED AND CONFUSED, ID MAGAZINE, VICE MAGAZINE, 'W' MAGAZINE, Andy Warhol's mag: INTERVIEW MAGAZINE and Brian Adam's mag: ZOO MAGAZINE etc etc.
Later in 2010, DIE ANTWOORD collaborated live in London with the pioneer of electronica, the legendary APHEX TWIN.
DIE ANTWOORD are currently collaborating with their favourite band in the world, the German industrial metal band, RAMMSTEIN, after playing alongside them at the BIG DAY OUT music festival in Australia in February 2011.
DIE ANTWOORD also collaborated with US film director, HARMONY KORINE (writer of KIDS, KEN PARK, director of GUMMO). NINJA and YO-LANDI starred in KORINE'S latest short-film, 'UMSHINI WAM'. DJ HI-TEK composed the score.
NINJA and YO-LANDI i have hung out with many famous people during their wild adventures, their favourite being film director, DAVID LYNCH (director of Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive etc etc).
NINJA and YO-LANDI had coffee with DAVID LYNCH in this private home theatre inside his giant compound in the Los Angeles hills, designed by FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.
DIE ANTWOORD are currently working with Japanese artist TAKASHI MURUKAMI on a secret pop art project.
DIE ANTWOORD are currently collaborating on a feature film with South African film director, Niell Blomkamp (director of District 9).
The name of this South African science fiction film is still classified and is due for release in 2012.
DIE ANTWOORD recently won a South African Music Award (SAMA) for BEST INTERNATIONAL BREAK-THROUGH ACT.
DIE ANTWOORD are represented by their manager Tony Cuilla (Los Angeles) who also represents Marilyn Manson.
DIE ANTWOORD are also represented by Michael Jackson's lawfirm in Los Angles / New York: ZIFFREN LAW.
In October 2011, DIE ANTWOORD will be releasing their 2nd album, TEN$ION, before embarking on another world tour.
DIE ANTWOORD'S world tour will end off in South Africa with a giant rap-rave concert (one night only) in Cape Town at the end of December 2011. Venue and date to be announced.
Die Antwoord is a zef rap-rave crew from Cape Town, South Africa. Die Antwoord crew is Ninja, Yo-landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek. Die Antwoord is a lovable, mongrel-like entity made in South Africa, the love-child of many diverse cultures, black, white, coloured and alien, all pumped into one wild and crazy journey down the crooked path to enlightenment.
Die Antwoord se rympies sal jou fokken kop skop.
MYSPACE AWARD FOR 'BEST VIDEO OF 2010'
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
ZOO MAGAZINE by BRYAN ADAMS
Quote from the SONAR ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011 (The biggest electronic music festival in the world)
"This South African trio has revolutionised the music scene over the last year. Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek mix rap, dance music, roots and a unique look that could only have emerged from the complex cultural breeding ground of their home city of Cape Town. The kings of "zef" rhyme Afrikaans mixed with English, over productions halfway between rave and the ghetto, with an iconography that is a combination of sex, street violence and surreal humour. They invaded the Internet (or to use their terminology, the interweb) in just a few months with extremely original videos that made them into an viral phenomenon unprecedented in South Africa. While their debut album, the incredible “$O$”, has captivated millions of listeners in a very short time, it is in their live show where Die Antwoord deploy their entire sonic and visual arsenal."
Die Antwoord's new album, Ten$ion will blow up around the world. Pretty fokken soon.
Die Antwoord – Wat Pomp?
Die Antwoord – Zef Side:
Die Antwoord – Enter The Ninja:
Die Antwoord: Scopie (live at Tings n Times, Pretoria):