Rave culture varies from country to country. Germany has all-night techno parties. Ibiza has sun-soaked house heads. South Africa does things a bit different with the underground rap-rave culture known as Zef, whose poster children Die Antwoord are one of the music world’s most intriguing and captivating acts of recent memory. Zef, according to Yolandi Visser, Die Antwoord’s leading lady, is “associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold and sh*t. Zef is, you’re poor but you’re fancy. You’re poor but you’re sexy–you’ve got style.”
Taking notice of the Zef style, Nero have recently released a free remix of the group’s track Fok Julle Naaiers as a thank you for reaching one million Facebook fans. Fok Julle Naaiers, which translates to “F*ck You All,” gets transformed from a low-budget, hood banger to an all out murderous bass assault thanks to the UK bass giants.
Wanna learn more about the elusive Zef culture? Check out Die Antwoord’s mini documentary, featuring their song Beat Boy (featured below).