Zion I Producer Releases Dance-Ready Second Single, Announces New Date For Murder At The DiscoTech
Low volume settings should be avoided at all costs for a song like Amp Live's latest single, "Turn It Up." With the new song, the producer, best known for his work as one half of the hip-hop duo Zion I, is preparing fans for the release of his album, Murder At The DiscoTech, while simultaneously announcing a new release date for the project, now scheduled for a June 15th release through Om Records.
The single kicks off, appropriately, with an electronic voice commanding the listener to turn up the volume before a deep bass beat emerges joined by the vocal stylings of guest MC, Mickey Factz, well known for his own forays into electro-inspired, club-oriented hip-hop and also a past collaborator with Amp through work with Zion I and their recent Search And Seizure mixtape. A long-time pro of melding various genres into hip-hop, Amp's expertise is on full display with this new single: The tracks deep bass, resonating synthesizer lines, and highly addictive drums make the single perfect for the nearest set of bass-booming speakers a listener can get their hands on. Upon completion, selecting the song to serve as a single from the album was a no-brainer. "It was definitely super solid beat banger that I set out to make," says Amp of the final product. "I was wanting to do a song with Mickey Factz for a while, and everything came together perfectly for this song."
Like Marty McFly with an MPC and a DeLorean on 22s, Amp Live brings the perfect beat back in the name of science, elevating hip-hop out of its creative doldrums and restoring innovation to the genre. Best known for his work as the production half of indie hip hop duo Zion I, Amp Live's official remix credits include Akon, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussy Cat Dolls, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Jamie Lidell, MGMT, Jealous Girls, Tokyo Police Club, and Why? Amp Live received worldwide acclaim for his ingenious remix project for Radioheads' In Rainbows album, Rainydayz Remixes, which, despite having received cease & desists from the label, was approved by Radiohead themselves. Amp has also had his music included in a number of video games and movies, TV shows, and commercials, which include Nestle's “Wonka Candy-Feed Your Imagination” series, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Next Top Model, ESPN Sports Center, and the Jamie Kennedy Show to name a few. Always experimenting Amp Live's weaving of of rock, dance, electro, mashups, and drum n' bass influences within a hip-hop soundscape have garnered him fans from all over the world.