Not even the otherworldly, questionably authentic personalities behind South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord are immune to dance music’s global takeover. Thanks to beatmaster DJ Hi-Tek, scuzzy techno figured largely into $o$, the manic debut from MC Ninja and his mulletized lady sidekick, Yo-Landi Vi$$er. But their newest effort oozes mainstream oomph-oomph: “Never Le Nkemise” skids to several dubstep halts, and “I Fink U Freeky” is poppy enough to even warrant spins at pretentious bottle-service affairs. After cutting all major-label ties, and retreating to Cape Town, the trio’s typical smut-laden, XXX-lyrics are even sleazier this go-round, but the seeds of this shtick truly blossom when simple off-color antics give way to Ninja’s typhoon flow on “feel-good gangster shit” cut “So What?” Turns out, dude can spit fire.
By Dan Reilly on 12.10.14 in News
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By Lindsay Hood on 11.10.14 in News
This morning Marilyn Manson announced the follow-up to 2012's Born Villian. The artist's ninth studio album, titled The Pale Emperor, will be released early next year. In addition to his recent studio time, Manson has...
By Andrew Parks on 11.07.14 in News
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By Kirstie Shanley on 09.15.14 in Live in Pictures
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