Anticon (styled as anticon.) is a San Francisco Bay Area independent record label founded in 1997.It is collectively owned among seven founding artists and one manager. The musicians signed to Anticon are referred to as the Anticon Collective.
The label's roster of artists has been described as "the hip-hop equivalent of post-rock," and "avant-garde hip-hop", also called "avanthop. Releases feature material created by its members, affiliates, and extended musical family. Although Anticon cohered originally within alternative hip hop circles, Anticon's founders have become only tangentially related to hip-hop music, and the label has in recent years begun releasing music in the indie rock and electronica genres. Artists signed to Anticon are based on the west coast, the east coast, the midwest, and Canada, and the label has recently signed artists in the UK.
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