|MH-250 Antimc - It's Free, But It's Not Cheap
It's Free, But It's Not Cheap, the solo debut from Los Angeles producer Antimc, is a nine-song collection of sprawling post-rock, dancefloor filling hip-hop, and inspired electronics. The album features three MCs (Busdriver, Cadence Weapon, and Saafir), three vocalists (Anthony Anzalone of the Mean Reds, Andrew Broder of Fog, and Mark Mitchell of Clue to Kalo), and shows a vast range of production styles. Antimc is the rare producer that is just as accomplished at writing melodies, playing his own live instrumentation, and structuring a song, as he is at programming a drum machine and editing on a computer. This versatility shows as he is able to span hip-hop to hardcore to electro to post-rock and capture standout performances from each collaborator, while always focusing on creating an expertly crafted song.
|This is expert detailwork - felt first, heard later - The Wire / Keen and edgy - Signal To Noise / Slick and very ambitious - Two Way Monologues / Definitely a producer to watch in 2007 - XLR8R / it's difficult to fault Antimc's musical ability or courage - Subba-Cultcha
|Mush Records has a new one from LA producer Antimc on the way called Itís Free But Itís Not Cheap. A wonderfully eclectic affair, this hodgepodge of hip-hop, electro, funk, and punk rock features guest vocalist Anthony Anzalone of the Mean Reds on the ADD-ridden "Cesspool City," and Busdriver on the playful "Bellies Full of Rain." Antimc has toured with Boom Bip and worked with Radioinactive in the past, and his experience shines through his varied, although sometimes overly cutesy, production work. This album feels like the effort of someone more at home with experimental electronics than straight hip-hop, but that paradox mostly works well here. - Lost at Sea