Die Antwoord bombard Fox Theatre Oakland with zef music

Photos by Marc Fong
Written by Michael Frash

South African superstars-on-the-rise Die Antwoord blasted Oakland’s Fox Theatre Friday with Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er’s awe-inspiring dance moves, DJ Hi-Tek & outrageously dope outfits (or lack of them) that got the freaky crowd jumpin’.

Die Antwoord reps zef music, vivid ‘rap-rave’ that originated in Cape Town’s Afrikaans suburbs. And their 2012 tracks ratchet up the lyrical shock value & the EDM factor, & this shows live. For example, The Fox crowd was treated to classic gems like “EXP€N$IV $H1T’s” line ‘It’s like an Angel peed in my mouth’ after Ninja repeats ‘Sippin Dom Perignon Dom-Dom-Perignon’ for 4 verses. And huge bass drops are more present than ever.

Die Antwoord was headlining the penultimate show of the Sónar on tour in the US, which also featured azari & III, seth troxler, paul kalkbrenner, tiga, gesaffelstein, & nic fanciulli.


  1. Damn, these pics are sick!. must of been so fun to shoot! I had a chance to go in la on sat but passed.

  2. Curious how Troxler and Kalcrenner went over in a big room.
    Rad photos!


  3. Marc you rock, these are awesome! Wish I would’ve pulled it together for the show, damn.

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