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Die Antwoord - Enter the Ninja

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lol this is great

 

catchy shit plus funny accents = win

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i'm pretty sure this is a vice magazine type hoax...

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to me, it doesn't come off as a hoax or 'novelty' act (not any more than any standard pop act is a 'novelty' act, anyways), but there's definitely a tongue-in-cheek aspect to it.

 

what i find remarkable about it is that even though die antwoord is, for lack of a better term, 'manufactured', there's a definite authenticity to it. the production is well done, their live shows look fantastic, and the 'characters' (if you will) are likeable.

 

looks like the hipster "blogosphere" (fuck the shit out of that term) is picking up on this stuff though. so be warned.

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to me, it doesn't come off as a hoax or 'novelty' act (not any more than any standard pop act is a 'novelty' act, anyways), but there's definitely a tongue-in-cheek aspect to it.

 

what i find remarkable about it is that even though die antwoord is, for lack of a better term, 'manufactured', there's a definite authenticity to it. the production is well done, their live shows look fantastic, and the 'characters' (if you will) are likeable.

 

looks like the hipster "blogosphere" (fuck the shit out of that term) is picking up on this stuff though. so be warned.

i looked him up and there was a vice magazine interview... that seems really staged. not sure if that's cause that's the way they wanted to portray it or not.

 

or it could be another harry enfield sketch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYco4bZNBp0&feature=related

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Love the weird reference to Bronski Beats "Hit That Perfect Beat" in "Zef Side". Just great. Lovely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRnMfZyYrw

 

that's what i thought as well. not many people who'll listen to this have heard of bronski beat, so it's just a catchy verse to them.

 

 

looks like the hipster "blogosphere" (fuck the shit out of that term) is picking up on this stuff though. so be warned.

 

lol. i have just heard of these guys about 10 minutes before i found these threads from a friend on facebook who i'm sure most of the people here at watmm would consider him a hipster. i then clicked on the page and saw that other friends are into them, who all of which would be considered hipsters to watmmers!

 

up watching these vids, i didn't like the samurai one much (i did like yolandi's part in it though). but i did enjoy the others, especially when the beat dropped on that one where she was singing "hit that perfect beat". upon further viewing of the vids, i like the "max.." ones best. especially the "dassie" one.

 

actually i just watched the samurai one again, and i'm a little more down with this the second time around... i'm down with die antwoord max whatever!

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to me, it doesn't come off as a hoax or 'novelty' act (not any more than any standard pop act is a 'novelty' act, anyways), but there's definitely a tongue-in-cheek aspect to it.

 

what i find remarkable about it is that even though die antwoord is, for lack of a better term, 'manufactured', there's a definite authenticity to it. the production is well done, their live shows look fantastic, and the 'characters' (if you will) are likeable.

 

looks like the hipster "blogosphere" (fuck the shit out of that term) is picking up on this stuff though. so be warned.

 

i believe its possible for 'standard' pop to be more than novelty. and i question the assumption that theres something tongue in cheek about this act.

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On their website, they credit their hair dressers. That is the fact about them that I find the weirdest, but I'm not sure why.

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i question the assumption that theres something tongue in cheek about this act.

 

do a little research on the references listed in these discussions. look up the maxnormal.tv stuff.

 

they're not impoverished ghetto rednecks from the cape town flats, as their schtick would imply.

 

that's not to say what they're coming up with isn't legitimate, but it's definitely got a theatrical element to it.

 

just watch the zef side video. he lives with his grandma, yo-landi is the neighbor from across the street. dj hi-tek makes 'next level beats'. if you think this is 100% authentic, i have some great property to sell you.

 

"the answer to what?"

 

"whatever.... fuck..."

 

i love these guys.

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Ninja: Yo, wat pomp? I’m Ninja (shows tattoo on hand), and this is my homegirl Yo-Landi Vi$$er. We’re kicking it here by Snoekies, at the harbour in Houtbaai.

Yo-Landi: That’s right. Just eating a chip roll and some fish.

 

Ninja: Ja we’re from the hip-hop family, but we do rap-rave next level shit. Die Antwoord started with my one homeboy, DJ Hi-Tek (shows tattoo on hand)—He’s got his own PC computer and he makes basically like phat rap-rave beats. I was checking out his shit, and we started making some beats, you know, next level shit.

 

Yo-Landi: Mmm, these pickled onions are very nice

Ninja: Ja these onions are pumping.

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yeah, this shit is hella fun. wat pomp has the freshest beat I've heard in a good while. I love this nonsense.

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i question the assumption that theres something tongue in cheek about this act.

 

do a little research on the references listed in these discussions. look up the maxnormal.tv stuff.

 

they're not impoverished ghetto rednecks from the cape town flats, as their schtick would imply.

 

that's not to say what they're coming up with isn't legitimate, but it's definitely got a theatrical element to it.

 

just watch the zef side video. he lives with his grandma, yo-landi is the neighbor from across the street. dj hi-tek makes 'next level beats'. if you think this is 100% authentic, i have some great property to sell you.

 

"the answer to what?"

 

"whatever.... fuck..."

 

i love these guys.

 

wait, so theyre like a south african trailer park boys?

 

i really dont feel like doing research on these guys as i find the music deeply lame. not my thing and not my thread.

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of course there are similarities to aqua.

Social critique through pop music.

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and incredibly annoying female vocals

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I want some of those Dark Side of the Moon boxers.

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i really wonder what marketing genius or PR person got this group together and has portrayed them this way. there is no way in hell i can absorb this at face value

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I want some of those Dark Side of the Moon boxers.

 

target.

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i really wonder what marketing genius or PR person got this group together and has portrayed them this way. there is no way in hell i can absorb this at face value

 

the guy with the vanilla ice haircut most likely. him and the girl have had other musical projects as different characters. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Watkin+Tudor+Jones

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Guest Z_B_Z

no one would give a shit if they werent from south africa

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I want some of those Dark Side of the Moon boxers.

 

target.

 

word!

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lol at the bit in the second vid from the first post, where the camera focuses in on the girl in the background observing the guys cock flapping forward in his shorts.

 

so yeah it's a big scam, still it's a really artfully generated scam.

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i really wonder what marketing genius or PR person got this group together and has portrayed them this way. there is no way in hell i can absorb this at face value

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neill_Blomkamp

 

I'd say this guy has something to do with it

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