Captivating, almost eerily cult-like. Maybe that´s because their audience was glued to “You Tube” when they broke and no one knew whether they were just a stupid joke or a really clever one.
Die Antwoord (The Answer) became an internet sensation without management or record labels because they are weird and because people pay attention long enough to try and figure them out. They’re trash, they’re angry, they’re outsiders and they’re milking every moment in the spotlight. I think they know exactly what they are doing.
Sunday´s show at the Phoenix was a high budget version of their “You Tube” videos but with costume changes and visual effects. The beats were retro rave and no one can argue that they “can” rap. Yolandi with her child like voice sounds like an audio effect in itself. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she was bouncing around and wiggling her backside to the audience, pulling down her gold lamé spandex just low enough to see the moon as if to mock us. Ninja also used his sex to sell, swinging his junk around in his
loose “Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon” boxer shorts. The triangle clearly outlining ‘we should look here’ was unnecessary as we’ve all seen the “Zef Side” video that started it all. Please don’t become a parody of yourselves.
People come to the show to see what the hype is about – no one cares if they are cursing in native tongue. They could be rapping about cake recipes and it will still sound the same to us foreigners. Bottom line is Die Antwoord best be careful they don´t get repetitive on a big budget. They put on an a pretty entertaining show but the sex and cursing make me roll my eyes.
By Karen Wallington
Halloween is but a few short days away so it’s time to celebrate early and often with a horrifying helpin’ of PUSSYFOOT…
The OCTOBER 2010 show finds the ghoulie PF gang ready to haunt your headz…First up, grim radio reaper EDDIE ROUSE lends his trademark hell-raising rasp to a trifecta of listener write-ins…Then, BLAKE ‘Count Ghoulstein’ EVERETT diabolically disembowels a duo of depraved DVDs–the ’80s splatterfest ‘Blood Diner’ and the odd nonfiction opus MULESKINNER BLUES. Lastly, MISS SHELLEY makes mention of a sci-fi scribe whose pen has run dry…eternally…
Our keynote guest this month: actor, author, and horror raconteur DEL HOWISON. With his distinctive wispy white hair and matching mustache, Howison is the iconic veteran of low-budget horror flicks like ‘The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula’ and the upcoming ‘Dahmer vs. Gacy.’ When he isn’t inducing fear onscreen, Del can be found behind the counter at DARK DELICACIES, the only exclusively-horror-themed bookshop in the United States. Located in downtown Burbank, the Del-owned store is a haven for horror fans, monster kids, and last minute Halloween shoppers alike. In a truly terrifying PF interview, Howison opens up about his lifelong pursuit of depravity…
And, in a Pussyfoot exclusive, caretaker DANIEL TAYLOR gives the ‘Foot an all-access pass to STATION 23. A ghastly gem tucked-away in Los Angeles’ skid row neighborhood, Station 23 is an obscure footnote in LA’s filmic history. Even the savviest of cineaste probably doesn’t know that this LA firehouse served as a location for scary classics like ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Flatliners’, ‘V.I. Warshawski’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’. Taylor recounts the building’s surreal cinematic glory days while Matt and Matt assemble a shot-for-shot, ‘then and now PDF’ re-staging of your favorite ‘Ghostbusters’ scenes from within the massive structure.
All that, plus a somewhat scary assemblage of spooky tunes from Lora Logic, Screamin’ Lord Sutch, Joe Meek, Scientist, and the always delectable Big Lurch.
So join us, won’t you, for squeals and screams in equal amount…eerily online at http://www.thehomeofpussyfoot.com
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NEW FROM NIKE WE HAVE THE HIKER PACK. INSPIRATION FOR THIS PACK HAS BEEN DRAWN WITH THE ‘CASUAL’ HIKER IN MIND, BUT STILL INCORPORATING AN OUTDOOR TRAIL STYLE COLOUR PALETTE. FIRST UP IS THE URBAN HAZE LUNAR ELITE TRAIL MID + (417641-300), WITH 3M HITS AND A HEEL PULL TAB AT THE BACK, THIS IS ONE FOR THOSE WANTING TO GET THE MOST OUT OF AN EVERYDAY SHOE. NEXT UP IS THE AIR FOOTSCAPE MOTION (397817-003). USING A COOL GREY BASE WITH A BLACK RUBBERIZED TOE CAP ALONG WITH ROYAL ACCENTS ON THE FLYWIRE AND TONGUE AS WELL AS A RED LINER AND FINISHED OFF WITH A WHITE MIDSOLE WITH BLACK SPLATTER DETAILS. BOTH THE AIR FOOTSCAPE FREE MOTION AND LUNAR ELITE TRAIL MID COME WITH ALTERNATE NYLON CORD LACES. NIKE HAS ALSO INCLUDED A QUIRKY DETAIL INTO THE PACK; ALL THE SHOES FEATURE GLOBAL CO-ORDINATES, SHOWN HERE ON THE TONGUE, SO TRY ENTERING THESE INTO YOUR SEARCH ENGINE AND SEE WHAT YOU FIND! THE HYMALAYAS, ANDES, AND MOUNT ACONCAGUA SHOWED UP FROM ONE OF THE PAIRS WE ENTERED.
Beats, rhymes and life have done changed; but the saying remains the same: it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re going. Winnipeg based emcee LEN BOWEN is the fine line between hip hop’s golden age and the unknown territory in which this culture is now headed.
Len Bowen’s music is what you miss about Hip Hop and what you look forward to hearing. “Im a throw back to rhymers who made you tune out the beat”. Rhyme to Bowen is like science and mathematics. He’s an addict gliding over beats…killing 16s. The flow is smooth yet complex. He gives so much of himself in every verse. Len the stranded emcee, lonely and left with fire beats to rock. The future is hot. Stay tuned.
Expect to see Mr. Bowen appear in various releases and mixtapes in the near future. His previous project have done seen the number one spot on college radio charts and the spotlight on MuchMusic’s sought after RapCity play list.
Now time for the newness, the next page, the remix, the come up. The release “Long Story Short” (EP) is now available on URBNET and iTunes.