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Blogs Of War: Why Die Antwoord Are The Shape Of Punk To Come

Drop your preconceptions of what punk should be. These South African rap-ravers are deserving of your attention...

For partisans of punk there's only one topic of conversation more redundant than the ongoing nonsensical notion that rock is dead – when nescient cynics declare punk deceased. Rock music is doing just fine, obviously. It's far too vast, varied and vital a genre to risk coming under real threat any time soon. It is nevertheless a specific style of music, and therefore confined to a certain set of stylistic guidelines – it's centred around the construct of a band playing electric guitars, bass and drums.

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