As Record Store Day approaches (April 21st this year) we’re counting down with 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways. Today, it’s a copy of Die Antwoord’s TEN$ION.
When first introduced to the way of Zef a la Die Antwoord, I wasn’t sure if I had witnessed the most terrific or the most horrific thing to hit music since disco. Afrikaans for “The Answer,” Die Antwoord is the South African rave-rap movement composed of stage personas Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, DJ Hi-Tek, and an unlikely rotation of other misfits from the furthest cultural reaches of musicianship.
Their Zef sound carries a certain level of bombastic audacity that is only possible when a band decides to transgress the question, “Is this a joke?” The answer, for Die Antwoord, is that at times the line gets a little blurry, but as expressed in their debut mockumentary Zef Side, their sound is “blowing up the interwebs” without a doubt.
A digital download to viral phenomenon story, Die Antwoord is now able to release their second album on their very own Zef Recordz. Each video that comes out of the act is more unbelievable than the last, in what I would cheekily call a definitively developing visual style. Their latest is for “I FINK YOU FREEKY” off of TEN$ION.
For your chance to win a copy of TEN$ION on vinyl, tell us the freakiest artist you’ve ever seen live. Mine would have to be the seducer of Disney Channel stars Trace Cyrus when I had to drive my sister and her friends to see Metro Station. Billy Ray shouldn’t let that boy out of the house.
We’ll select a winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, Monday, March 19th.