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Headphone Concerto

by Amp Live

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    A concerto takes an audience on a journey in multiple movements through contrast between instruments. It can only be achieved by those who have mastered their craft. Amp Live has mastered his craft of programming, producing and arranging through his decade plus catalogue with Zumbi as the acclaimed hip-hop group Zion I and stellar remix and solo work.
    Headphone Concerto is Amp Live’s long-awaited solo debut via LA-based Plug Research. The carefully crafted album draws on his childhood playing drums in a Black Baptist church and hanging out with the local skaters listening to New Wave in the Texan suburbs. He spent his formative college years in jam sessions that later informed his high-energy live shows. Early days in the Bay area cultivated a passion for experimental electronic music that crept into his hip-hop before it was trendy, even allowing the producer to remix several tracks from Radiohead’s seventh album In Rainbows.
    Amp’s solo LP draws on all those memories and utilizes every muscle in his musical memory.
    The result is something that has a bit of everything but defies conventional classification. The sweeping cello paired with the melodic synth on “Runback,”and the orchestral strings that somehow coalesce with the flow of some of California’s best MC’s on “IHeartHipHop” both explore different facets and incarnations of love.
    Ill Esha’s guest vocals swell up in an undeniable electronic rhythm on the infectious “Are We Dancing.” Amp then finds transcendence on “100,000 Watts” via shuffle-inspired bass and fierce synth stabs, taking us on a journey through the abyss.

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    A concerto takes an audience on a journey in multiple movements through contrast between instruments. It can only be achieved by those who have mastered their craft. Amp Live has mastered his craft of programming, producing and arranging through his decade plus catalogue with Zumbi as the acclaimed hip-hop group Zion I and stellar remix and solo work.
    Headphone Concerto is Amp Live’s long-awaited solo debut via LA-based Plug Research. The carefully crafted album draws on his childhood playing drums in a Black Baptist church and hanging out with the local skaters listening to New Wave in the Texan suburbs. He spent his formative college years in jam sessions that later informed his high-energy live shows. Early days in the Bay area cultivated a passion for experimental electronic music that crept into his hip-hop before it was trendy, even allowing the producer to remix several tracks from Radiohead’s seventh album In Rainbows.
    Amp’s solo LP draws on all those memories and utilizes every muscle in his musical memory.
    The result is something that has a bit of everything but defies conventional classification. The sweeping cello paired with the melodic synth on “Runback,”and the orchestral strings that somehow coalesce with the flow of some of California’s best MC’s on “IHeartHipHop” both explore different facets and incarnations of love.
    Ill Esha’s guest vocals swell up in an undeniable electronic rhythm on the infectious “Are We Dancing.” Amp then finds transcendence on “100,000 Watts” via shuffle-inspired bass and fierce synth stabs, taking us on a journey through the abyss.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Headphone Concerto via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released August 5, 2014

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Amp Live Texas

Amp Live has been labeled as one of cali’s most talented and diverse music producer/artist. After his soulful beats for the hip hop group Zion I, he has been able to remix and produce for major and independent artist such as Bassnectar, Green Day, Akon(Warner), Pretty Lights, Atmosphere, Rebelution, MGMT, Tyler the Creator, Linkin Park, Goapele, The Submarines, Big Gigantic, the Grouch and Eligh ... more

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