When Antipop Consortium debuted on Dan the Automator's 75Ark label with Tragic Epilouge they pushed themselves to the front of an alternative hip-hop scene with a sound ahead of its 2000 sound. In the year 2009, when that sound now has its own niche, they return on the scene with the incredible Florescent Black to once again push the bounds of sound.
No place is this more clear then on the spectacular Volcano. The first time I heard it was in the Other Music live in-store video that came out a few months before the album. Just watching their interactions on the stage you could get the sense that the bonds had reformed stronger, and the collective was going to bring it.
The song itself is nothing short of a club anthem, catchy hook ready to be repeated over and over again. Lyrically nothing gets held back even in the party setting as High Priest illuminates:
My end when I came in the game was about change / without doubt watching the haters about face!
But the thing that is most infectious is the beat. Equally a nod to hip-hop anthems of the past and the future. The warbling keys, heavy bss and cracking drums just switch the mind to a futuristic head nod when bionics have insured that no matter how hard the head bumps the neck won't break.