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