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Das Racist, Leif, Harrison Schaaf, Yea Mann at Eclectic

Come to Eclectic on Friday, February 12th to rage, party, dance, and listen to witty raps about fast food chains.

The lineup consists of Wesleyan DJs Ian Johnson and Harrison Schaff, live performer and seriously durrrty rapper Khalif Diouf (aka Leif), as well as Das Racist.

Based out of Brooklyn, Das Racist is composed of Wesleyan alumni Himanshu Suri and Victor Vazquez. They first gained mainstream attention with the song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” Since then, Das Racist has been featured in Pitchfork Media, XLR8R magazine, The Village Voice, The Guardian, and The New Yorker, just to name a few. On January 19th, they headlined Highline Ballroom in New York City. It’s also rumored that Fox News will be doing a write-up about the show on Friday night.

WHEN: Friday, February 12.
Set times: Yea Mann:
9:00-11:00
Harrison Schaaf:
11:00 – 12:15
LE1F:
12:15 – 1:00
Das Racist:
1:00 – 3:00
COST: $7, Tickets on sale at Usdan

Spotlight: Das Racist

Lately we’ve mentioned some Wes-related music acts in passing, but not in detail. Here is further explication, most of which is lifted shamelessly from Aural Wes, which naturally is on the ball with these musical sorts of things.

Das Racist, described by the Guardian as “a self-styled ‘slacker-art-rap Dutchpop world music band with mad street cred'”, has been racking up some Internet attention.

Case in point: a few months ago the top Google search hits for “das racist” were links to various people being oppressed, and now they’re all about these guys:

DAS RACIST, the inspired, hilarious, and totally fucking brilliant collaboration of Himanshu Suri ’07 and Victor Vazquez ’06, deserve our attention these days. After all, here at Wesleyan we are all about the next big thing, and right now the next big thing is really clever, really hungry, and definitely stoned. And it sounds a little like this:

The best rapper is Eminem
I’m not even joking, the best rapper is Eminen
Just joking, the best rapper is me and him
Our rap band is called Das Racist, we’re back again
And I don’t really like that dude, Eminem
And I’ma probably say his name again, Eminem
Catch me in the club, eating M&Ms
I’m on the train walking around selling M&Ms
It’s also nice that the boys keep it in the fam, with tracks produced by Leif (known by friends, lovers, fans as Khalif Diouf ’11) and Harrison Schaaf ’11.

Their biggest hit thus far, “Pizza Hut Taco Bell“, is what I imagine it’s like to be stoned, hungry, and lost in Queens, without a car but with a very rhythmic case of tinnitus. Get more on MySpace, and check out Hima’s blog, Gordon Gartrelle.

Aural Wes: let’s talk about it
MySpace: Das Racist
Gordon Gartrelle
I Smell Like Money: Das World Premiere