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Antcs is a singer (Jesse Mechanic) / producer (J57) duo from Brooklyn, NYC. They grew up on Long Island and have been good friends/musical collaborators since high school. Their name comes from a series of independent videos they have with their friend and collaborator Ports. Ports passed away a few years ago and to honor him, the group took the moniker but removed the “I” to respect the collective trio aspect.
Jesse Mechanic was the first artist that J57 ever produced — Jesse was a rapper that went by Citizen Vein back then, in 2003. Jesse and J57 (then; Citizen Vein & JLOG1C) were apart of the group called The Kill World aka TNK along with Hi-Q and Moth. While J57 started Brown Bag AllStars, Jesse, Hi-Q and Moth created The Nezitiq Mute; all while still collaborating with J57 on his song “Broken Moments” from The Ports EP (2012).
They’ve been working diligently on this EP There’s No I in Antcs as well as their full length LP that has yet to be titled (due out later this year) for three years now. They performed in a sold out show at SXSW in 2015 and will again later this month. They’re linked closely with comedian/writer/singer, Eliot Glazer (from Comedy Central’s Broad City & Haunting Renditions). Antcs & Eliot’s Haunting Renditions band have rocked countless sold out shows in Brooklyn over the course of the past year together.
Antcs There’s No I in Antcs FreEP is out now via FiveSeven Music!