To the tune of Amp Live’s love for remixes, spin his latest hit, Turn it Up, in a new direction. Add your own interpretation to this club-inspired hip-hop single for a chance at $500, a spot on an official release, and some cool gear.
Remember the early days of hip-hop, when b-boys and girls rocked the planet over electro grooves and space was the place to be? Amp Live does. The Bay Area-based producer, best known for his work with Zion-I, boldly ventures back to the genre’s Afrofuturist roots on the lead single “Turn it Up” from his new solo album, Murder at the Discotech. 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. Besides producing all five of Zion-I’s critically-acclaimed studio albums (and the Grouch collabo Heroes in the City of Dope), Amp Live’s official remix credits include Linkin Park, Radiohead, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Jamie Lidell, MGMT, Jealous Girls, Tokyo Police Club, and Why?.
“Turn it Up” represents bass-infused robotic beats featuring Mickey Factz (featured on the cover of XXL’s Freshman of ’09) with more swag than a college senior. This new electro-inspired banger recalling the glory days of Run-DMC, T La Rock is being remixed left and right, with much potential for innovation.
Murder at the Discotech drops June 15th everywhere!!!
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