Mixtape for week 21, 2013

This week I have been obsessed with Die Antwoord, a South African rap-rave group. They are weird, rap often in Afrikaans and are just explosive in their songs. I can’t get enough at the moment. Here is the best of Die Antwoord, along with everything else I’ve been listening to this week:

Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom

Genre: Hip-hop


This is one of few songs where I think you should check out the video: http://youtu.be/AIXUgtNC4Kc

The costumes, makeup and just relentless action of the video are compelling to watch. The song is excellent too.

Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky

Genre: Hip-hop

Info: Features outstanding rapping by Ninja and Yo-Landi.

Die Antwoord – Enter The Ninja

Genre: Hip-hop

Info: The song that introduced me to the band. I heard about it through “The Bug”, an Adam Buxton comedy program. I heard his description of the video and had to check it out.

Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards

Genre: Hip-hop

Info: A left turn into more traditional hip-hop. I really like this song by Pusha T, which has a dark, creeping quality to it.

KRS-One – Sound Of Da Police

Genre: Hip-hop

Info: An old classic, but I heard my son quoting some of the lyrics during the week and had to relisten to it. He didn’t know the source of the words he was saying, so I played it for him.

Showtek – Get Loose

Genre: Dance

Info: It starts as very generic Euro-dance, but after about thirty seconds breaks into a nice, dirty bass beat.

Oh Land – Rainbow

Genre: Pop

Info: This song is just beautiful. It takes a little while to look past Oh Land’s strong Danish accent, but this song is delicate and wonderfully put together.

Etienne de Crécy – Hope – Djedjotronic Remix

Genre: Electronic

Info: A nice throwback to electronic music of the past. It reminds me a little of the older Chemical Brothers / Air stuff.

Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving – feat. Anabel Englund [Deetron Remix]

Genre: Electronic

Info: A more conventional dance track, but it has a terrific sound to it.

Team Sleep – Ever

Genre: Indie

Info: A slow, sleepy indie song.


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