Antipop Consortium's Beans Preps Three New Albums and a Novel
'Wolves of the World,' 'Love Me Tonight,' 'HAAST,' and 'Die Tonight' will all drop March 31.

On March 31, Antipop Consortium’s Beans will return to the fold after a five-year hiatus with three new albums—Wolves of the World, Love Me Tonight, and HAAST—and his first novel, Die Tonight. T…

XLR8R's Best of 2016: Releases
We run through our top albums and EPs of the year.

In this internet society, the one-hit-wonder is presented with the ultimate platform for international success. Sure, there’s plenty to be said in favor of those unforgettable tunes—the sort you can’t…

Mark Pritchard Under The Sun
The pioneering veteran drops his most consistent and exquisite solo release to date.

XLR8R profiled Mark Pritchard back in 2013, right at the time that the Australian-based artist announced that he would retire his monikers—including Harmonic 313, Africa HiTech (with Steve Spacek), Gl…

Beans "Blue Movie (Salva Remix)"

If you’ll remember back to the beginning of 2011, we weren’t exactly pleased with the latest LP to come from Anti-Pop Consortium cohort Beans, End it All. And it wasn’t necessarily b…

Beans End It All

Beans, the least fluid voice of Anti-Pop Consortium, has used his solo career to continue exploring his love for skewed rhyme patterns. His is a thinking-man’s approach to vocal acrobatics, one …

Beans "Mellow You Out (ft. Tunde Adebimpe)"

Brooklyn-based MC Beans has a flow that is instantly recognizable from his time in the seminal abstract-rap crew Anti-Pop Consortium. Not content to simply rap in conventional patterns, Beans instead …

Beans Only

On his solo albums for Warp, former Anti-Pop Consortium member Beans has had dubious success, his IDM-driven production often more interesting than his intermittent rhyme blasts. Only, a concept colla…

Beans Shock City Maverick

Tomorrow was right now yesterday, so this time around Beans gets relativistic and checks out the fourth dimension. The former Anti-Popist packs his rocket full of vintage drum machines and thrashing, …

Beans Now Soon Someday EP

In which our favorite Afro-futurist MC and avatar of new-school roots style gives us five new explorations in cultural commentary and minimalist electro-hop. You also get a few remixes courtesy El-P a…

Beans Tomorrow Right Now

I approached this album with skepticism. How could this, the first release after the sudden break-up of New York experimental hip-hop trio Anti-Pop Consortium by the group’s more wordy, abstruse…

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