Die Antwoord can be a bit of a tricky band to describe. Their rave-rap sound (dubbed ‘zef’) is paired with the duo’s unique vocal style, which involves a young-sounding female (Yolandi Visser) and an angsty male (Ninja) rapping in a combination of Afrikaans and English, and resulting in something that people seem to either love or hate.

‘Cookie Thumper’ is exactly what everyone has come to expect from a Die Antwoord single, and sees Visser placed front and centre to rap about sex, drugs, and hooking up with a bad boy, fresh out of prison. The juxtaposition between the innocent, playful melody and the lyrical content of the verse provides a great contrast when the rhythm drops into half-time for the chorus, accompanied by aggressive synthesizer sounds and rumbling bass. The whole song moves to a very steady beat that is almost certain to get crowds dancing at future shows.

It seems Ninja has taken a back seat with this single, as he doesn’t feature on vocals or appear in the video, despite directing and doing a fantastic job of it. The introduction to the video also gave Yolandi a chance to display her skills as an actress before the pair make an appearance in an upcoming sci-fi film directed by District 9‘s Neill Blomkamp.

In all, ‘Cookie Thumper’ is very typical of a Die Antwoord track. There hasn’t been any noticeable progression or development in their musical style, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. They do what they do well, and if this single is anything to go by, their upcoming album Dark Force (due out February 2014) will not disappoint fans of Die Antwoord.