Posted in dance | music | tour dates on May 2, 2010

Die Antwoord

"Damn, I love Die Antwoord. It's like we've taken all the Disney Princesses at Stereotypes R Us, pulled off their wigs, forced their little legs together, and rammed them down the throats of the American purveyors of pop culture dreck, the soulless marketers who make millions every year by selling ersatz imperial myths to the rest of the world.

Okay, perhaps Die Antwoord aren't achieving quite that level of utter cultural domination, but allow me our little victories. The sight of Americans taking Yo-Landi and Ninja seriously is so delicious, I can almost forgive some of the excesses of the music. There's a 20 minute interview with Die Antwoord on Boing Boing, around their debut at the Coachella music festival in California, and it's a marvellous exercise in satire." [CHRIS ROPER | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA]

That video, along with the updated lineup of HARD NYC @ Governers Island below....

Die Antwoord

M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Skream + Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Blaqstarr, 12th Planet, Destructo, Nguzunguzu, Borgore, and Ninjasonik are all now on the "Hard" bill! Tickets are on sale.

"Ninja and Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord sat down with me for an interview just after the South African "rap-rave" band's first-ever US performance at the Coachella music festival. The duo spoke about their explosive, internet-fueled burst to fame, and about the origins of their "car crash music" (it's disturbing, but you can't look away) by way of District 9 and an anarchic internet and music subculture in post-Apartheid South Africa.

I'm told this is the only interview Die Antwoord granted during their US visit. Our conversation originally streamed live as part of the Los Angeles Times / Brand X magazine Coachella Oasis Webcast." [Xeni Jardin]

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Comments (51)

Musical Poop...Idiocracy is coming FAST

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 10:12 AM

they're dumb, but those that love them are even dumber.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:01 AM

Why are they 2nd on that bill? Is their name really going to sell tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:04 AM

it's like one huge ali g sketch and more and more people just get sucked tight in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:09 AM

That interviewer hates herself a little more now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:36 AM

Can I still like it even though the jokes on me?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 12:06 PM

you are all lame. go start you own internet phenomenon and then we'll talk

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 12:59 PM

you are all lame. go start you own internet phenomenon and then we'll talk

^^^these are the worst comebacks

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 1:10 PM

m.i.a. is so desperate

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 1:12 PM

haters gonnna hate.

be careful child, sour grapes are a very insubstantial meal.

Posted by your mom | May 2, 2010 1:17 PM

All very original, sage words.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 2:00 PM

i'm more of a ke$ha man myself.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 2:34 PM

Meanwhile, the legendary Benin band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou is coming to the United States for the first time. Suck it, fad bill.

Posted by J | May 2, 2010 2:35 PM

The dumbest music in the universe is theirs..

Posted by youtuber | May 2, 2010 2:48 PM

Holy stool samples! They're like a real-life musical version of the movie Gummo. Bravo MIA. Was the Insane Clown Posse not available that weekend?

Posted by Brian Farrelly | May 2, 2010 3:15 PM

Annoying music snobs

Posted by Hii | May 2, 2010 3:53 PM

haterzzz! good for them

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 4:25 PM

No Ass Dan?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 4:56 PM

"It's like we've taken all the Disney Princesses at Stereotypes R Us, pulled off their wigs, forced their little legs together, and rammed them down the throats of the American purveyors of pop culture dreck"

Clumsiest. Worded. Analogy. Ever.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 2, 2010 5:02 PM

Yolandi is the most hottest angel of ever! This is best music!!

Posted by Sverig3 | May 2, 2010 5:09 PM

Incest is nasty

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 6:42 PM

they be ballin' all afrikaner gangsta style and shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 9:45 PM

wow, could some of you commenters please be a little more transparently elitist cocks?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:52 PM

Dude (4:56), Ass Dan is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 1:50 AM

RIP Ass Dan. There still is free pitchforks and mad virus's though at the next underground Dan memorial fest with Lil Blaster handi with a special performance from MRS Potato Dick and DJ Deuce Groan.

Get yer tickets now ninja suckers.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/113213/saturday-night-live-underground-festival

http://www.mefeedia.com/tv/26399461

Posted by Gunt | May 3, 2010 3:33 AM

wow, could some of you commenters please be a little more transparently elitist cocks?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2010 11:52 PM


Have some respect for underground Dan, Ninja, and Lil Blaster. Now watch your Facts of Life season 3 and put your pee pee away.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 3:37 AM

SNL's Kickspit Underground Music Festival Exists in the Real World

The funniest skit on SNL this week was a low-budget commercial advertising the worst music festival ever. Well that music festival exists in real life. And there is a heinous 14 minute YouTube video to prove it.

At times it's hard to discern the actual event from SNL's parody.

The actual event—The Gathering of the Juggalos—involves "dudes on stilts" and "ninjas juggling fire." SNL's event—The Kickspit Underground Music Festival—has "ventriloquists on stilts" and "the worst He-Man impression contest." Actually, all of that sounds quite entertaining.

Sounds like clown posse antword.

tv.gawker.com/5420634/snls-kickspit-undergrou...

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 4:18 AM

tv.gawker.com/5420634/snls-kickspit-undergrou...


Must watch video

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 4:23 AM

what a bunch of retards

Posted by d | May 3, 2010 11:29 AM

This is all SO hilarious. Can't wait for NYC show.

Do a bit of digging on Waddy Jones and his buds at African Dope and you'll understand...

Go South Africa!

Posted by Don | May 3, 2010 11:32 AM

I love how much they bug you people.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 1:01 PM

the proof of how shitty die antwoord are is how massively they bombed at coachella. wait a sec...whut?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 1:29 PM

For $50, no thank you.

Posted by Dustin Reid | May 3, 2010 6:38 PM

VIRUSES!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:24 PM

They dont bug anybody, They have bugs on them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 5:11 AM

"they have bugs on them." (5:11)

what, you gave them crabs? go starfucker go!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 1:56 PM

whoa just listened to a song can't help but think of that band who did that 90's song butterfly or something, that's on crack now

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 3:28 PM

3:28, i gotta ask: are you yourself high on crack? if not, get thee to a fucking school.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2010 3:40 PM

I think that all bad shows should be on islands

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 4:42 PM

I rekcon it was a good interview...I reckon they a good show....I reckon they too home grown for the internationals....I reckon they carving the way!
I reckon they having a joll and must live in the now and have fun!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 3:49 PM

Im from South Africa and oh my gawd!!! these people make me embarrassed to say where i'm from... their music is a piece of shit!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2010 8:47 PM

These are the true punks! None of you idiots would know that because you are caught up in your bubble-gum obsessed mediocrity of a life. Not one of you have ever seen anything like this. If you can come up with something as fresh as Die Antwoord... nope, didn't think so. Get a life you fuckin' Republicans!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2010 3:46 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:07 AM

These are the true punks! None of you idiots would know that because you are caught up in your bubble-gum obsessed mediocrity of a life!

Posted by YouTube to MP3 Converter | February 8, 2011 12:29 PM

These guys rock! I love the way how they look, their outfits are always amazing!

Posted by download youtube downloader | July 26, 2011 4:57 AM

like how the blond girl looks, she's so cute and adorable!

Posted by YouTube to MP4 Converter | October 25, 2011 8:10 AM

the proof of how shitty die antwoord are is how massively they bombed at coachella. wait a sec...whut?!

Posted by flv to dvd mac | August 14, 2012 4:00 AM

Have some respect for underground Dan, Ninja, and Lil Blaster. Now watch your Facts of Life season 3 and put your pee pee away.

Posted by mts to dvd mac | August 14, 2012 4:01 AM

What a pity.

Posted by Eva | November 12, 2012 3:40 AM

The proof of how shitty die at world are is how massively they bombed at coachella.

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