ANTIKS – Here’s the Thing…

March 19th, 2012 by  |  Published in Local Releases, New Music  |  3 Comments

ANTIKS - Promo photo

I must admit, that when it comes to the Hip-Hop scene in Ottawa, I am clueless. However I received a nice introduction a couple of weeks ago, by way of the ANTIKS.

Here’s the thing…

They contacted me and sent me a link to their free mixtape. I followed the link and quickly skipped through a few songs to check out their stuff, thinking it sounded decent. I put it on my iPhone the next day for a more thorough listen.

The verdict? I LOVE it! I haven’t stopped listening to it since. It is a collection of great beats, interesting mixes and catchy rhythms. I love the old school vibe to the whole thing. I can see where it comes from with influences like ODB and Slick Rick. I want to hear more from the duo and I’d love to catch a live performance.

To this point I can’t get enough of 2 Minute Drill. Also make sure to check out The Only One and Ballin’ on a Budget. But don’t stop there! Treat your ears to the whole thing. They’ll thank you for it.

As for those live performances? Things are in the works. I’ll keep you posted.

What are you waiting for? Weekends are always more fun with a little ANTIKS.

ANTIKS - Heres the Thing... Album Cover


  1. Derrick Krishn says:

    March 20th, 2012at 1:54 pm(#)

    These 3 guys are the shit!!! And their chill ppl to be around also. Hope they make it big…. That’s what she said !

  2. Patchy Frost says:

    March 20th, 2012at 11:50 pm(#)

    Been listening to these guys since they released their single. Had a chance to see them live @ Babalyon and was fortunate to get one of the CDs been playing it in the car since and have to say, very impressed with the beats and the flow of their lyrics…….lyrical geniuses? I’d have to say so. Looking forward to some new tracks!!! Keep it coming!!

  3. Scott says:

    March 21st, 2012at 10:04 am(#)

    Thanks for the feedback guys! Glad to see I’m not the only one impressed with their initial release.