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Amp Live
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Background information
Origin California
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupations Producer, DJ
Years active 2005-present
Labels Plug Research, LRG, Child's Play, OM Records
Associated acts Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh, Goapele

Amp Live is an American alternative hip hop producer and DJ from California.[1] He is one half of the duo Zion I.[2]


Amp Live released Rainydayz Remixes, an 8-track remix project of Radiohead's In Rainbows, in 2008.[3] He received a cease and desist letter from Warner/Chappell, informing him that Rainydayz Remixes "created musical arrangements/remixes" without proper approval.[4] After building an internet movement, primarily through YouTube, Stereogum and Pitchfork Media, a settlement was reached and Amp Live was allowed to release the album for free.[5] It was chosen by Wired as their "Best Free Download of the Week".[6]

Amp Live released the solo album, Murder at the Discotech, in 2010.[7][8] He released Therapy at 3, a collaborative album with Eligh, in 2011.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Murder at the Discotech (2010)
  • Therapy at 3 (2011) with Eligh
  • Headphone Concerto (2014)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Electrowonderland Vol. 1: Drum n Bass Sessions (2005)
  • Beats, Remixes, and a Side of Mashups (2008)


  • Rainydayz Remixes (2007)
  • Hot Right Now (2010)
  • You Are Not Human: The Love EP (2011)
  • One Dark Eskimo Remixes (2011)
  • Kaleidoscope Theory: The Color EP (2013)


  • "Gary Is a Robot" (2009)
  • "Turn It Up" (2010)
  • "Mister Sarode" (2013)
  • "Brass Knuckles" (2013)
  • "D.H.E.A." (2013)
  • "Closer to the Sun (Colorado Dreamin')" (2014)
  • "Penny Nickel Dime" (2014)




  1. ^ Huff, Quentin B. (June 14, 2010). "Amp Live: Murder at the Discotech". PopMatters. 
  2. ^ Yates, Steve (January 20, 2008). "Amplive, Rainydayz". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Cam (February 13, 2008). "Download Amplive's Radiohead Remixes For Free". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ Jurgens, Jason (June 1, 2008). "Frequencies: Amplive". Electronic Musician. 
  5. ^ Jurgens, Jason (June 1, 2008). "Daring Radiohead, Zion-I and electronic makeovers advance Amplive's game". Remix. 
  6. ^ Watecutter, Anglea (February 14, 2008). "Best Free Download of the Week: Amplive’s Rainydayz Remixes of In Rainbows". Wired. 
  7. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 3, 2010). "Album Review: Amplive - Murder At The Discotech". Prefix. 
  8. ^ Uddenberg, Brett (April 27, 2010). "Amp Live - Murder At The Discotech". URB. 
  9. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (November 15, 2011). "Eligh & AmpLive - Therapy at 3". Exclaim!. 

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