After coming to prominence through his work with Radioinactive and touring the world as a member of Boom Bip's live band, Antimc has broken out on his own with solo meltings of jazz, rock and hip-hop.
A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Antimc's backing tracks compliment the vocals of any emcee or vocalist using traditional drum programming, world-influenced samples and live instrumentation in a way that maintains a hip-hop edge. His instrumentals are equally strong as the absence of vocals allows him to add more detailed live instrumentation and to build even greater dynamics into the productions. His extensive understanding of jazz, his love of experimental rock music, and his ability to play a myriad of instruments shine through in his work and set him apart from a sea of producers.
It's Free, But It's Not Cheap, the solo debut album from Antimc, is a nine-song collection of sprawling post-rock, dancefloor filling hip-hop, and inspired electronics.
The album features three emcees (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.
"Antimc’s sound bank may be (cough) cheap, but no matter. This is expert detailwork - felt first, heard later." - Nick Sylvester, The Wire