Conchita Wurst may be the current rage, but back in 2012 she was beaten by the rap duo Trackshittaz. They bagged the honour to represent Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest. Unfortunately their momentum was short-lived. They crashed in the semis, and failed to advance to Saturday’s show.
But they quickly dusted themselves off, and have released a string of domestic hits. Their current single ‘Politisch Korrect’ addresses corruption, as well as some of the economic and social failures of Austrian politicians.
Many countries in Europe are plagued with economic difficulties, but the boys pin blame squarely on their leaders. Politicians including Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser, Josef Pröll and Maria Fekter feel their heat, as does central bank governor Klaus Liebscher and businessmen including Wolfgang Kulterer, Tilo Berlin, and Gottwald Kranebitter. The song, as well as its black and white video, is already causing a stir in Austria.
“Woki Miet Dem Popo”, their most famous track, is all about girls shaking their booty. Although booty still features prominently in their new single, it actually carries a message this time. It’s a not-so-veiled attack on politicians for wiping their dirty bums on the currency markets. Vulgarity remains the Trackshittaz’s forté.