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W Magazine Interview with Die Antwoord

People have questioned if you’re for real. They wonder if you’re a conceptual art project.

N: In South Africa people know what we are straightaway. It’s just punk Afrikaans sh*t. But in America it’s a little alien, so they’re like [in an American accent], “I don’t get it. It must be a joke. What are they doing? What is this?”
YV: But also I was watching MTV, and I was like, Oh, this is why everyone thinks we’re a joke. Because everything is the same recipe, rehashed. I used to be into Björk and PJ Harvey, and they used to blow my mind. But there hasn’t been a pop star blowing anybody’s mind. Our music’s got flavor; it’s got skill. And we present it really well. And people were like, “What the f*ck is this?”

Read the full interview over on the W Magazine Website.

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