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Amp Live
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Background information
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. He is one half of the duo Zion I.


Amp Live released Rainydayz Remixes, an 8-track remix project of Radiohead's In Rainbows, in 2008.[1] He received a cease and desist letter from Warner/Chappell, informing him that Rainydayz Remixes "created musical arrangements/remixes" without proper approval.[2][unreliable source?] 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.[3]

Amp Live released the solo album, Murder at the Discotech, in 2010.[4][5] He released Therapy at 3, a collaborative album with Eligh, in 2011.[6]

In recent 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".[7][third-party source needed]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

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


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




  1. ^ Lindsay, Cam (February 13, 2008). "Download Amplive's Radiohead Remixes For Free". Exclaim!. 
  2. ^ "Warner/Chappell blocks ‘In Rainbows’ remixes". Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jason Jurgens (June 1, 2008). "Daring Radiohead, Zion-I and electronic makeovers advance Amplive's game". Remix. 
  4. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 3, 2010). "Album Review: Amplive - Murder At The Discotech". Prefix. 
  5. ^ Uddenberg, Brett (April 27, 2010). "Amp Live - Murder At The Discotech". URB. 
  6. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (November 15, 2011). "Eligh & AmpLive - Therapy at 3". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ "Amp Live - Yonas Media". Retrieved May 30, 2013. 

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