Emily Acosta

Photographer born and based in Los Angeles

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We Got Turnt At Die Antwoord’s Private Listening Party In L.A.

It was a Thursday night on May 19, we were given special access to cover Die Antwoord’s private listening party for their latest mixtape Suck on This. The event was hosted at Union, which is a part of Jewel’s ‘Catch One’ night club, and just so happens to be one of raddest, underground joints in Los Angeles.

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We pulled up to the venue, which is located in the cut of Koreatown, got out of our Uber and headed up a set of rickety old stairs. To the right, a full bar, to the left, a huge room equipped with another much needed second bar, go-go poles and a few hundred people in full party mode. Cypress Hill’s very own DJ Muggs spun throughout the night leading up to the main event, keeping the good vibes alive as everyone partied and had more than a few drinks to help them get up to turnt level. The energy at Union was perfect throughout entire night. It was filled with plenty of hardcore Die Antwoord fans who were eating up every moment. It’s so refreshing when artists invite their closest fans to events like this, as it makes for a much more entertaining night rather than your typical event full of the less excitable lounging around. Ninja and Yolandy then came out and showcased their upcoming mixtape in the only way Die Antwoord knows how: wild and rambunctious. The duo had no problem interacting with their equally rambunctious fans; there were countless stage dives, crowd surfing and mosh pits during their entire performance. It was an incredible experience that we, or anyone there, wont soon forget. We’re truly sorry if you missed out on the whole affair, so to get you in the mood for the next one, here are snippets of what went down.

Emily Acosta

Photographer born and based in Los Angeles

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