The Loop: Anthony Maintain
Beat music is a form that has grown out of various strains of electronic music, right in our backyard. Several local collectives are going strong with monthly live showcases and online compilations, and Texas Music Matters wants to shine a light on the scene. Each week, we’ll highlight a different artist and their music, and we’ll let them tell their own stories in order to put beat music into a Texas perspective—we’re calling it The Loop.
Anthony Maintain started out rapping in Boston, but the lack of a tight-knit, nurturing scene prompted him to pick up the stakes and head for a warmer climate. He settled in Austin, where he’s been releasing a steady stream of electronic music that’s as experimental as it is danceable. On this edition of The Loop, he talks about the differences between rapping and producing and the spontaneity of his songwriting. Also, Maintain provides a track at the end of the interview called “Heaven Is Real, And You’re Going To Like It!,” a song made exclusively for The Loop.