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Anticon (Record label)
Anticon is a record label from Los Angeles, founded in 1997 by a collective of artists (Brendon Whitney (Alias), Adam Drucker (Doseone), Jeff Logan (Jel), David Madson (Odd Nosdam), James Brandon Best (Pedestrian), Tim Holland (Sole), Yoni Wolf (Why?) and Baillie Parker). In February 2010, Sole left the label in search of new artistic perspectives. Since its founding Anticon is considered to be a collective of artist who stimulate each other artistically in various projects and constellations and who took off the blinders. Although not committed to a particular genre and changing between electronica, indie and hip hop, they especially caused a stir in the genre of hip hop, which stagnated in the end of the nineties. With an unusual style and special topics they managed to arouse interest for rap and hip hop as form of expression among indiekids. Especially Clouddead (Doseone, Why?, Odd Nosdam) have toppled genre boundaries in the early 2000s, with their music which is located between hip hop, ambient, psychedelic and samplism.
Anticon in Reviews
Music Review | posted 31.01.2014
Young Fathers
Hip Hop from Scotland – somewhat edgy, quirky and good. On their debut »Dead«, Young Fathers have got it all all right and deliver the anti-thesis to popcultural buoyancy.
Music Review | posted 19.09.2013
Drown Out
Even melancholy gets Daedelus completely absorbed, manically yet meticulously. That’s probably why »Drown Out« is so damn good at its best moments.
Music Review | posted 05.05.2011
Own Your Ghost
It has taken six years until the collaboration of Themselves and The Notwist, swaying between guitar-music and Hip Hop, has borne fruit for the second time.
Recent Articles
Music Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Hostile takeover
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music News | posted 27.09.2021
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.
Music News | posted 01.10.2021
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music Column | posted 24.09.2021
Records Revisited
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.