Amp Live teams up with the talented saxophonist Dom of Big Gigantic to bring you the massive single “Brass Knuckles”, available now for free download and on all digital retailers. On “Brass Knuckles”, the collaborators uniquely create a new sound, trap meets jazz, by combining melodic pads, twisted sax solos, and floating them over huge big room bass drops. While also being one half of pioneering hip hop duo Zion I, Amp Live demonstrates his ability as an innovator, experimenter, and trendsetter that have garnered him solo recognition, bringing together the EDM and hip hop worlds with a technical and classical sensibility. As the first single from his upcoming concept album Headphone Concerto dropping in 2014, it will be a busy year for Amp on the Live side as well as he continues to tour prolifically while pushing the boundaries of sonic bliss.
Amp Live is building a rep as one of Cali’s most talented and diverse music producer/DJs. After his dreamy soulful beats for the hip hop group Zion I, he has been able to produce for major and independent artist such as Akon (Warner), Flipsyde (Interscope Records), Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussy Cat Dolls (Interscope), Tokyo Police Club, MGMT, Linkin Park , Goapele, and Mystic. In 2008, Amp Live released Rainydayz Remixes, a remix album of Radiohead’s In Rainbows LP, to critical acclaim. In 2010, Amp Live released Murder At The Discotech, aka Electroland Part 2, the follow up to ElectroLand Vol 1: Drum n Bass Sessions (2005). Murder at the Discotech was released by OM Records and features guest appearances by longtime collaborators Eligh, The Grouch, Zumbi. In 2011, Amp Live released the free You Are Not Human (The Love EP), and toured opening for Bassnectar, who remixed Amp’s track “Hot Right Now”. Amp was also featured on Bassnectar’s 2012 song, “Ugly”. Always experimenting, Amp Live has also taken on genres of rock, dance, electro, mashups, and drum ‘n bass.
In the past years, Amp Live has been a part of the video game industry, with his production being one of the main features for the Sony Traxxpad and appearing as a special basketball player character in the NBA 2K6 to the newly released 2K10 video game. Finally, Amp’s beats have been featured on a number of movies, TV shows, and commercials, which include Nestle’s “Wonka Candy-Feed Your Imagination” series, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dirt” by Courtney Cox, “Friday Night Lights”, “Honey”, “Big Fat Liar”, “Leperchaun 4”, “America’s Next Top Model” by Tyra Banks, ESPN Sports Center, and the “Jamie Kennedy Show”.
- Music featured on movies, tv shows, and commercials, such as “Friday Night Lights”, “America’s Next Top Model”, and ESPN SportsCenter
- Produced for artists such as Linkin Park, MGMT, Akon, and Tokyo Police Club
- Earned a Platinum Plaque for his Linkin Park remix, as well as The Guardian’s “Best Producer in the Bay” award