Die Antwoord unveil creepy trailer for new TV show

When Die Antwoord broke out into the music scene in early 2008, the perplexing couple’s rave-rap was delivered to the masses in the most intriguingly disturbing fashion music had seen since the introduction of Marilyn Manson years before.

While the group’s always outlandish and sometimes bizarre mannerisms have scared some off along the way, looking past their odd behavior unveiled a duo with a committed vision and one of the most respectable items in a musical project.

With this in mind, it’s difficult to not want to delve into their personal lives and explore their psyche. Luckily, for those so interested, it’s been recently reported that Die Antwoord’s creative endeavors have all been part of a larger picture – thus, we have the ‘South African Ninja’ TV series.

Since launching the bloody and somewhat creepy show teaser through ZEF TV, the duo has also shared their plans for the project moving forward, saying:

“ALL THE ZEF VIDEOS AND MOVIES DIE ANTWOORD HAVE MADE OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS WERE LITTLE CLIPS FROM OUR OWN TV SERIES WE MAKING CALLED SOUTH AFRICAN NINJA!”

Earlier this year it was confirmed Die Antwoord would be releasing their fifth and final album titled The Book of Zef. Although the release date is still unknown, it seems Die Antwoord fans do not need to fret just yet about the end of the group.   Their highly anticipated TV Show will most definitely have all the elements that made Die Antwoord so likable in the first place.

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Fedde Le Grand & Ida Corr feat. Shaggy- Firestarter

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Fedde Le Grand channels his inner island vibe on his new track ‘Firestarter’. On this new tune, he enlists the vocals of Ida Corr alongside ‘Wasn’t Me’ hitman Shaggy. It’s an interesting and unorthodox trio working together on one song but for some reason, it works… really, really well.

The Dutch superstar DJ/producer has done a brilliant job of expanding his sound over the years and this is just another prime example. Fedde Le Grand uses tabors (Jamaican drums) to bring the island vibe and dropping it into a harder drum bassline. Then by adding in Ida Corr and Shaggy’s vocals, Fedde puts together a perfect song suited for a beach party. It seems like Fedde has done a bang up job channeling his inner Major Lazer.

‘Firestarter’ is out today on Darklight Recordings and available to purchase and stream on all major streaming platforms.

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August 03 – Blacksheep Festival, Novalja CROATIA
August 04 – Arenal Sound Festival, Borriana SPAIN
August 05 – RIO Budapest, Budapest, HUNGARY
August 08 – Aurora, Primošten CROATIA
August 09 – Tophill, Budva MONTENEGRO
August 10 – Culture Club Revelin, Dubrovnik CROATIA
August 13 – Guaba Beach Bar, Mouttagiaka CYPRUS
August 18 – Pacha Festival Bali, INDONESIA
August 19 – Cass Blue Playground, Seoul SOUTH KOREA
August 20 – Storm Festival, Hangzhou CHINA
August 23 – Club Sir. Teen, Beijing, CHINA
August 24 – Face Club, Guangzhou CHINA
August 25 – M2 Club Yun, Shenzhen CHINA
August 26 – Music Circus ’17, Osaka JAPAN
September 09 – Darwin Festival of Colors, Chisinau MOLDOVA
September 13 – HÏ Ibiza, Ibiza SPAIN

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Deadmau5 Offers His Master Class Students A Chance to Release Music on Mau5trap

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Taking a music production class led by deadmau5 is cool enough as it is. Add in a competition with the grand prize being a release on his famous imprint, mau5trap, and you’ve got something even more special.

Deadmau5 is offering the students enrolled in his music production Master Class a chance to be featured on an upcoming mau5trap compilation album titled ‘We Are Friends.’

Entries are open to those currently enrolled in the Master Class. It’s also open to those who sign up now since the submission deadline isn’t until later September. The winner will be announced in December.

The class itself consists of the Canadian producer teaching his approach to mixing, mastering and the whole process of creating music through 23 video lessons. 

To enter the new artist competition, you must produce an original track under 10 minutes that resonates with the sound of other mau5trap releases – think progressive house or techno – and it must not contain samples. You can then submit the track in MP3 format beginning August 29. 

The winner of the contest will be featured on a mau5trap album, receive career guidance and a meeting with deadmau5, Komplete 11 Ultimate and Kontrol S61 from Native Instruments, and $10,000. 

3 finalists will receive $2,500 each and the Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments. Lastly, 10 semi-finalists will receive $1,000 and the Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments.

Check out more information on deadmau5’s new artist competition here and enroll in the Master Class here. 

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BBC Music Will Hold Festival In Place Of Glastonbury

BBC Music

Glastonbury festival in the UK is taking the year off next year so a new fest will step in to keep the brits party going. BBC Music has announced it will host “The Biggest Weekend”May 25th -28th 2018. This fest will be their largest single event to date and they say it will have a lineup similar to Glastonbury.

Director of BBC Radio and Music Bob Shennan said: “BBC Music has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC. We will be celebrating the diversity of music from four different corners of the country, bringing the best UK music to the world and the best global music to the UK.”

The festival will hold approximately 175,000 people, more than Glastonbury. Cheers to BBCfor keeping the summer alive with a festival like this and stay tuned for more info.

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