Antipop Consortium

Antipop Consortium

Antipop Consortium was one of the most inventive underground hip hop crews in the early 2000's. The Consortium was formed in fall 1997 to turn the commercial Hip Hop scene on its head. It consisted of the three vocalists (Priest, Beans and M. Sayyid) which come from the New York street poetry scene and producer E.Blaize in the background.

After a series of cassette only releases on the own label Antipop Recordings and some underground singles the label Ark 75 released the group's debut album "Tragic Epilogue" in 2000.

Their music is bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Intelligent Dance Music. Because of that avantgarde electronic label Warp Records, known for releasing such artists as Aphex Twin or Autechre, signed the Group in 2001 and released the EP "The Ends Against The Middle" and 2002 the second album "Arrythmia" with world wide acclaim. So the music came also more and more into the ears of electronic listeners.

After a long cooperation and uncountable collaborations and side projects with other artists the group temporarily split in August 2002 to pursue other projects. They reformed in August 2007.

Antipop Consortium Discography


75007 Anti Pop Consortium* Tragic Epilogue (Album) 75 Ark 75007 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Antipop Consortium Shopping Carts Crashing (Album) Crown (3) none US 2000 Sell This Version
WARP CD 94 P Antipop Consortium Arrhythmia (Album) Warp Records WARP CD 94 P UK 2002 Sell This Version
THI57120.2 Antipop Consortium Antipop Vs. Matthew Shipp (Album) Thirsty Ear THI57120.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Anti-Pop Consortium* Fluorescent Black (Album) Big Dada Recordings none UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

75015 Anti Pop Consortium* What Am I? (EP) 75 Ark 75015 US 2000 Sell This Version
75005-1 Antipop Consortium Lift(12") 75 Ark 75005-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
BH009 Antipop Consortium Diagonal Ryme Garganchula(10") Black Hoodz BH009 US 2000 Sell This Version
WAP 154 P Antipop Consortium The Ends Against The Middle (EP) Warp Records WAP 154 P UK 2001 Sell This Version
!K7103EP APC* / Kaos (6) / Pulsinger* APC* / Kaos (6) / Pulsinger* - Fear(12", EP) Studio !K7 !K7103EP France 2001 Sell This Version
WARPLP94P Antipop Consortium Dead In Motion / Bubblz(12", Promo) Warp Records WARPLP94P UK 2002 Sell This Version
WAP 153 P Antipop Consortium Ghostlawns (Maxi) Warp Records WAP 153 P UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Anti-Pop Consortium* Volcano (Single) Big Dada Recordings none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Antipop Consortium Apparently(CDr, Single, Promo) Big Dada Recordings none UK 2009 Sell This Version


none APC* Unreleased 1996 97 98(CDr, Comp) Not On Label (Antipop Consortium Self-released) none US 2008 Sell This Version


none Anti-Pop Consortium* / Encore Anti-Pop Consortium* / Encore - Sampler(Cass, Smplr, Promo) 75 Ark none US 2000 Sell This Version

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March 2, 2003
the anti-pop consortium have still not received the attention they've deserved. But maybe, that has suited them fine; though i don't know the details of the break-up of the group in.. 2k2? Complete hiphop masters, these guys shit is off the hook, not standing up well agains't but way above much in not all hiphop i've heard worthy of counting as 'important' or whatever. yeah, Just many great times i've had 'with' these guys. Just bought Beans' debut and i'm very glad to see his mission continues without hesitation or fucking it up; no compromises, just like he and mates have always made music. get a release, any one; b4 you are kicking yourself in the future 4 missing out on these guys in you're life 4 so long. peace [no war, bitches]

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