NEW ARTIST: Die Antwoord

Being from Charlotte, when we saw the following Tweet from CLTmusicnews, we wondered why a band would give such a statement.

1) They’re from Johannesburg – okay, out of country band touring through Charlotte, NC. Definitely not worth a whoa, but understandable.
2) We went to Die Antwoord‘s site to take listen to their sound – Fucking whoa! This artist is coming through the Bible Belt? I hope Charlotte gets this band and is ready for this band.

If you do not know Die Antwoord (and we didn’t until we saw the above Tweet – thanks @CLTmusicnews), let’s give you a little background.

Die Antwoord (Afrikaans: “The Answer”) is from Johannesburg, South African. The rap-rave band formed in Cape Town in 2008 and is fronted by vocalists Ninja and Yolandi Visser (we are sure she is part alien) with music produced by DJ Hi-Tek. They lyrics to their songs are performed in Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English. They’re style incorporates elements of zef culture and is described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements.

Check out their video for “Cookie Thumper” below and if you like what you hear, head over to their website and you can download the song “Dis Iz Why I’m Hot (Zef Remix)” for free.