Lollapalooza Spotlight: Die Antwoord
Probably not like much you have heard before Die Antwoord’s unorthodox musical style is a blend of hip-hop, electronic, and psychodelic drawn from the Zef counter-culture movement. Zef has several definitions, the best way I found to describe the culture is that it pertains to the common person and their ability to still be “loud” or “fancy.” A stylish lower class I suppose.
The group consists of vocalists Ninja and Yo-Landi Va$$er, a third member may or may not exist as they never make it clear if DJ Hi-Tek is actually an entity or just whoever they are guest featuring when they perform. They also sing in three different languages when they are on stage, something not common in music there days. The group is something of an enigma to the media and “uneducated” music fan. Often times their artistic integrity is questioned, some even think their act is exactly that, an act or a hoax. Regardless of what some thing, Die Antwoord has a cult following that has allowed them to tour and sell out out several smaller to medium sized venues. They are a breath of fresh air and something different that you should really check out if you have the time.
Die Antwoord will play at Lollapalooza on Friday August 3rd
Find out more info by following @DieAntwoord