General Info Members: Ninja Yo-landi Vi$$er DJ Hi-Tek DJ Vuilgeboost (Live DJ) Biography: Formed in Cape Town, South Africa in 2008, Die Antwoord is a rap-rave band which draws their overall image and musical style from the zef counterculture of their country. Their lyrics comprise of Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English.
"Die Antwoord observed that journalists and critics, particularly in the United States, frequently ask if their creative output is a joke or a hoax. When asked if he was playing a character, Ninja said, "Ninja is, how can I say, like Superman is to Clark Kent. The only difference is I don't take off this fokken Superman suit." They have described their work as "documentary fiction" and "exaggerated experience" designed for shock value."
Sounds Like Genre: rap-rave Similar Artists: Jack Parow, Lady Sovereign, M.I.A., Hilltop Hoods
"I Fink U Freeky"
"Fatty Boom Boom" More on this video and their beef with Lady Gaga here.
"Baby's On Fire"
Physical Reaction/Live Show While it has not yet been my privilege to witness a live performance by these guys, I think that this video from ACL 2012 should be representative of what we can expect at Roo:
"Baby's On Fire", "I Fink U Freeky" and "Never Le Nkemise 2" from Austin City Limits 10/14/12