Die Antwoord are releasing some pent up TEN$ION on their third album which will be released this February. The South African trio of Ninja,Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek are something of an anomaly – when they first appeared they were seen as the real thing, then the penny dropped on some of their more outlandish claims and a bit of digging revealed them then a post-everything in-joke. Possibly. No one is actually that sure. Accepted as a conceptual 23rd century hip-hop group, complete with alter ego’s that purposely blur the lines between fact and fiction, whichever way you look at it, they have a visual and musical style that is bordering on the unique. Even if it is an unsettling, nervous twitch inducing uniqueness. You either like them, or you want to burn down Vice magazine.
Check out the video for ‘FOK JULLE NAAIERS’ below. A demented take on what a Godley & Creme Die Antwoord video might look like.
Downtown / Cooperative Music will release TEN$ION on 02.02.2012.
Published January 10, 2012.