New Flavour in Your Ear: Die Antwoord – ‘Fatty Boom Boom’

by Ulrik

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In which the gruesome South African twosome kick out more affronts to moral, decency and taste.

You have no idea how hard I’m trying to hate this. This ageing music nerd decided a long time ago that Die Antwoord were a tedious, albeit colourful one-trick-pony whose not-so-subtle hints at incest and violence were just a manufactured vibe designed to ‘get the people going’, as Will Ferrell once put it.

They did have that Harmony Korine stint and an Aphex Twin colab, but whatever, I’m fine listening to William Basinki’s Disintegration Loops over and over again, thank you very much!

Except for the fact that I’m not. After hovering over the window-closing icon like a hawk throughout the part where Ninja is decked out in Lady Gaga drag, it was time to call it quits on the stubbornness when the grill-rocking, South African MC shouts: ‘when I’m on the mic it’s like MURDER, MURDER, MURDER!’ over a scull-rattling caveman drum.

Suffice it to say, this shit destroys all in its unsuspecting path. There’s even a Vanilla Ice reference in there. See if you can spot it.