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    Quote Originally Posted by Workin4TheMan View Post
    When I first heard about them all I had to go on was their website and the Zeffside video they used to launch the band. They spoke nothing of any previous work, and intentionally mislead people into thinking DJ Hi-Tek is this young kid who just makes the beats on his computer on his moms basement. This is some Borat/Sacha Baron Cohen **** honestly. This guys been rapping for over 20 years, went nowhere, realized intellectual rap does not sell, but crazy low-brow **** does. He created new personas for him and Yo-Landi, a new sound and vision used the internet like a master of promotion. It took about 2 years to take off. They signed to interscope records for a 1million deal on the debut album, toured the world, got rich and kicked interscope to the curb for full artistic freedom. Launched Thier own label in south Africa, Zeff Records, made album 2 some new videos and blew up all over the world. The Fatty Boom Boom vid was the latest viral vid and with the attack on Lady Gaga, exposed them to a much larger audience. They are huge now and still moving forward, seeing how he's got 20 years of music and lyrics under his belt, it's only going to get better.

    Max Normal was the earlier project, before that constructus Corporation, before that Watkins Tudor Jones, his real name.

    This stuff gets deep, fast.
    This thread became prophetic, cause I was prolly gonna mention Die Antwoord at some point, but thermophysics posted a SA band (randomly I think), and besides D.A. and a few associated acts, I have never heard any other SA music that I was aware of so BOOM.

    SO....this is the "Introduction" Video if you haven't found it. And you'll see why I got a chuckle out of your Floyd refrence @ 1:12
    This contains graphic words/visuals and other next level ****.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q77YBmtd2Rw

    At the beginning this is all you were led to believe, not a mention of the earlier work. Dj Hi-Tek is actually a guy named Justin DeNorbrega. He remains unnamed because originally he did not tour with them, they used a rotating group of DJ's all called Hi-Tek. Also his solo work is all electronic work (Trance) and he may want his work to remain seperate.....its very different. In the video below there is a guy in the comments section named John Prophet. It was his comments on the early Die Antwoord videos that informed me there was more going on than what was being shown. I messaged him and found out about Hi-Tek and Max Normal and the rest and "Whoa"

    Nothing graphic here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50M_x2u0O5w

    Max Normals original fans were pissed he changed his style and there was a lot of butt-hurt back in S.A. between Waddy and the fans/friends. That was the inspiration for the Fok Julle Naiers song and video, Fok Julle Naiers roughly translates into "F-you F-ers/backstabbers." This song was also the "given" reason for leaving Interscope records for the second album cause D.A. wanted this to be the first single and supposedly Interscope had other ideas, so they left for home. Yo-landi mentions in a few songs about the "Milli", this is what shes referring to.

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    This video is a glimpse into the real Watkin Tudor Jones. Ninja is a character he invented.
    Safe video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E-eb...F46443&index=2

    An earlier interview.......
    May have a four letter word or two.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HScrU...46443&index=32

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    I have found guys either find her repulsing or wildly hot. I'm of the latter.


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    Back to the OP....

    Current fave off the smoking new album....MOAR COWBELL!!!!1!11!!1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXIzmM1DaW8

    Go get it. If you don't like it give it to someone with good tase.

    Or is this my fave today, wait what day is it. WELL NOW YOU KNOW!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jOz-2gke6k

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    Well since were on the topic of Bands within bands, Clutch just happens to have a side project that used to exist with the keyboardist.

    All instrumental and leans towards the Groove more than the Rock. May appeal to some, like me. It gave the guys some freedom to expand their style. And yes, One of the best shows I have been to was The Bakerton Group opening for Clutch.

    J.P. Gaster is one sick individual.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLp6p3RYSuE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIedGNtuL9c

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    Got kids???

    Support your local School of Rock!!!!

    Especially the Farmington Hills, MI School!!

    http://farmington.schoolofrock.com/

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    I don't like Die Antwoord.

    This is from my era:

    http://youtu.be/UxVf-9VmrO0

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermophysics View Post
    I don't like Die Antwoord.

    This is from my era:

    http://youtu.be/UxVf-9VmrO0
    Honestly, I thought you were joking around. So you are South African? Judging by those songs you posted I'm sure Die Antwoord aren't your choice of music or Clutch, almost polar opposites. What era is that from? The 70's? Reminds me of Carly Simon.

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    Funny thing Thermo, is that music style did influence them. One of their favorite artists is Celine Dion. I was floored when I read that. Then I found this, which may be more your speed.

    Warning: This vid contains music by Enya. And some cursing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCo8...e_gdata_player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workin4TheMan View Post
    Honestly, I thought you were joking around. So you are South African? Judging by those songs you posted I'm sure Die Antwoord aren't your choice of music or Clutch, almost polar opposites. What era is that from? The 70's? Reminds me of Carly Simon.
    I'm from Sefrica (South Africa).

    The Spaniard must be from the 80's.

    My favourite South African band is Just Jinger (Meaning things are just fine - everything is sweet - hunky dory)

    Here below they are live in the UK at one of my old hangouts. Funny thing is - they are doing their version of a song written and sung by an American artist who was bigger in South Africa than the Beetles or Elvis or the Stones ever were yet apparently not even heard of in the USA.

    http://youtu.be/ZElaNyxxlPA

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    I grew up with Rodriguez's music.

    We all thought he was as big in the USA as he was in South Africa (Bigger than the Beetles and Elvis etc.)

    We also grew up in South Africa thinking he was dead - suicide.

    A bunch of South Africans decided to go out into the world and look for him when we found out that in fact no one else in the world had heard of him.

    http://youtu.be/r0VI7TLLV3o

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermophysics View Post
    I grew up with Rodriguez's music.

    We all thought he was as big in the USA as he was in South Africa (Bigger than the Beetles and Elvis etc.)

    We also grew up in South Africa thinking he was dead - suicide.

    A bunch of South Africans decided to go out into the world and look for him when we found out that in fact no one else in the world had heard of him.

    http://youtu.be/r0VI7TLLV3o
    Hey, I know that story. He's local. The Metro Times (a local entertainment paper) ran the story about him and you guys searching him out to bring him back, it is a great story. Cept the part about him being ripped off by Motown/Sussex, feel bad for the guy. And yes, I had never heard of this "legend" till that story. I forgot all about him till now and I see they made a movie about the story so maybe he's seeing some cash from that now.

    http://m.metrotimes.com/screens/sear...-man-1.1355609

    This vid was shot locally after the story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e76AZ...e_gdata_player

    Its all good!

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    Diane Birch does it for me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5XJxFtYEes

    http://www.livestream.com/joespub/vi...9-68a56ba2d81b

    I can't explain why this ultra liberal hippie with her rebellious lyrics captivates me but it does. I met her after a show in an intimate setting and it was the best performance I've ever seen and that includes Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Alice Cooper, etc. all the way back to The Lettermen and Ferrante & Teicher in the 60's.

    This pic of me with her was right after the show in an extremely hot upper room with no ventilation or cooling. While her music seems similar to soft mushy 60's genre that has been compared to Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Laura Nyro, Elton, and a little Daryl Hall, she can definitely rock a house. She has a new album overdue this spring I'm waiting on. That live show at Joe's Pub showcases not only her singing and songwriting but her amazing talent on piano.

    She's also one of the most beautiful women I've ever met. She was raised by a SDA preacher who took her to Africa and Australia before coming back to the US. Diane did not hear any pop music until her return to the US about age 12. Self taught Suzuki method on hymns and classical music then became a Goth, left home to play in hotels in La where Prince heard her. Her break came from a My Space posting. Lots of great videos on YouTube.
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