Known for their insane energy and wild live performances, this gritty and artistic South African rap duo continue to trailblaze the underground music scene. Famous for purveying a counterculture movement called 'zef', this highly visual act are proprietors of all things trashy, gold and neon.
The dynamic double act have recently announced plans for 2015 UK tour, where they'll perform offbeat tracks like 'Fish Paste' and 'Fatty Boom Boom' to a backdrop of outrageous stage aesthetics. With an ever-growing horde of passionate followers, this cult prospect are fast rising to widespread fame and acclaim, despite the odds. Grab your Die Antwoord tickets now on StubHub UK and experience one of their eccentric live shows in the flesh.
This unconventional South African act hail from Cape Town and boast a whole constellation of musical influences - their techno-inflected compositions can't be categorised into one genre easily, although they're most often identified as a futuristic rap rave outfit. Forming in 2008, underground rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Visser named their band 'The Answer' in Afrikaans. Their debut album SOS attracted a horde of admirers in 2009, with the act going on to sign a deal with Interscope Records after becoming a mainstay at festivals like Coachella.
Filthy lyrics in songs like 'Cookie Thumper' and other unmentionable titles helped the boundary-pushing act cultivate a cult following. Their campaign for the South African counter culture movement 'zef' has fascinated many fans and Yo-Landi has explained: "It's associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold. Zef is, you're poor but you're fancy. You're poor but you're sexy, you've got style."
Noted for releasing a string of brutal and disturbing music videos, Die Antwoord often divide opinions with their extreme imagery and sound. Videos for tracks such as 'Pitbull Terrier' and 'Fatty Boom Boom' have garnered tens of millions of hits on YouTube and they duo aren't afraid to criticise and mock mainstream celebrities like Lady Gaga in their controversial content.
The international success of albums like TenSion and Donker Mag have seen them rise up global charts slowly but surely, and their relentless touring schedule has helped them acquire a surprisingly broad fan base in recent years. Expect lots of chants of 'zef, zef, zef!' when you attend one of their concerts - buy Die Antwoord tickets now on StubHub UK.
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