Hollywood Palladium | Los Angeles, California
It's time for some shameless South African techno as Die Antwoord comes to Hollywood Palladium on Thursday 22nd September 2016! Ninja and Yolandi will be bringing their wild, larger-than-life “Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid Tour” to the stage and it will blow your minds!!! Touring in support of their recently released EP Suck On This, and their upcoming album We Have Candy, the world-famous Zef superstars will mess you up – are you ready?!
South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for “The Answer”) started in Cape Town in 2008. Formed of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek, they are noted for their striking image, incorporating elements of "zef" culture; described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements, especially those of working class white Africans residing in Cape Town . Ninja and Yolandi are also known as conceptual artists Watkin Tudor Jones and Anri du Toit, who were part of the South African hip-hop scene for many years, fronting acts such as MaxNormal.TV and The Constructus Corporation, before assuming their current roles. Their debut album $O$ was made available as a free download on their official website, and in late 2009, South African cinematographer Rob Malpage co-directed (with Ninja), co-produced (with Zef Films and Die Antwoord) and filmed the video for their single "Enter the Ninja", which became a viral video on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the official Die Antwoord website, eventually crashing the website's server. The group were briefly signed to Interscope Records after this overnight success, but left to form their own label Zef Recordz after a creative dispute and released their album Ten$Ion through it. Their third album, Donker Mag, was released on 3 June 2014, and the pair have announced that their upcoming fourth album will feature production from DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and will be titled We Have Candy.