Inspired by the world-building songcraft and sci-fi synthwave of The Weeknd – paired with a heavy nod to ‘80s radio pop greats Phil Collins and Hall & Oates – ANTi is a maximalist at heart. His synth-driven, melody-forward music finds itself at home alongside current hitmakers. Hitmakers like Charlie Puth, Nick Jonas and Olly Murs with super-producers Max Martin, Cirkut and Lostboy.
Today, ANTi is one of the most sought after up and coming producers in Nashville’s pop scene. After the pop prodigy graduated early from music university he logged time as an engineer. Along with which there was a one-man session band at beloved Studio L in western PA. Soon after, ANTi relocated south to help redefine what pop meant for Music City. There, he honed his diverse skill set becoming a sought after multi-instrumentalist for major label artists and more notably, made his mark writing and producing for “new Nashville” alt, indie, and Top 40 pop artists.
Arguably his most energetic contribution, ANTi’s cult electro-funk pop band The Love Elektrik came on the scene in 2016 to turn heads. Founded alongside bassist/producer Victor Brodén, their sound combined the glossy funk of early 90’s Prince with the euphonic glitter of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. “Victor and I bonded immediately over our passion for specific eras of our shared favorite artists and producers,” says ANTi of the band’s inception, “which created this strange but perfect marriage of Swedish pop a la Cheiron Studios and the gritty electro-funk of the classic Minneapolis Sound.”
Continuing his legacy as a disruptor in the industry, ANTi has embarked again on the journey to revolutionize the sound of Nashville pop. 2020’s “Back 4 U” and the heartfelt “Love Somebody” have since laid the groundwork for a refined sound and an evolution of his identity. With hints of a full-blown album due late 2023/early 2024, ANTi is poised to climb into the driver’s seat and take pop music back to the future. The first look at that project – “Close to You,” an infectious and rapidfire synth-pop collab with producer/writer SCi-FY – is out now.
Equal parts artist, producer, songwriter, and esteemed multi-instrumentalist, ANTi has worn all hats with ease as he continues to chart his path in the music industry.
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