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Pitchfork asks “Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?”

via Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?.

On the surface, Die Antwoord are simply the latest in a never-ending line of “did ya see that?!” blog-hopping music memes. Made up of lead MC Ninja (Jones), singer-rapper-sexpot Yo-Landi Vi$$er, linebacker-sized mute DJ Hi-Tek, and progerian survivor and artist Leon Bartha, the group made their live debut a year ago. But it wasn’t until Boing Boing posted their music video for “Enter the Ninja” and a quasi-documentary called “Zef Side” on February 1 of this year that they shot ahead of acts like Animal Collective, Pavement, and Wilco on Google Trends. Soon after, Fred Durst and Katy Perry were typing their praises on Twitter.

Die Antwoord – Zef Side


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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