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Amp Live
Born Texas
Origin California
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 2005-present
Labels Plug Research, Gravitas Recordings, 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] He has remixed works by Radiohead,[3] Tokyo Police Club,[4] and Jamie Lidell.[5]

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Texas,[6] Amp Live released Rainydayz Remixes, an 8-track remix project of Radiohead's In Rainbows, in 2008.[7] He received a cease and desist letter from Warner/Chappell, informing him that Rainydayz Remixes "created musical arrangements/remixes" without proper approval.[8] 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.[9] It was chosen by Wired as their "Best Free Download of the Week".[10]

Amp Live released the solo album, Murder at the Discotech, in 2010.[11][12] He released Therapy at 3, a collaborative album with Eligh, in 2011.[13] In 2014, he released the album, Headphone Concerto, on Plug Research.[14] In 2017, he released an EP, Atmosphere, on Gravitas Recordings.


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)
  • Atmosphere (2017)


  • "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. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 20, 2008). "Amplive: Rainydayz Remixes". PopMatters. 
  4. ^ Rutledge, Bryant (July 31, 2008). "Tokyo Police Club "The Baskervilles (AmpLive Remix feat. Aesop Rock and Yak Ballz)"". XLR8R. 
  5. ^ Marston, Jennifer (October 16, 2008). "Jamie Lidell "Out of My System (AmpLive Remix)"". XLR8R. 
  6. ^ Loza, Laryssa (January 6, 2014). "DJ Spotlight: Zion I's Amp Live Talks Solo Album". Vibe. 
  7. ^ Lindsay, Cam (February 13, 2008). "Download Amplive's Radiohead Remixes For Free". Exclaim!. 
  8. ^ Jurgens, Jason (June 1, 2008). "Frequencies: Amplive". Electronic Musician. 
  9. ^ Jurgens, Jason (June 1, 2008). "Daring Radiohead, Zion-I and electronic makeovers advance Amplive's game". Remix. 
  10. ^ Watecutter, Anglea (February 14, 2008). "Best Free Download of the Week: Amplive's Rainydayz Remixes of In Rainbows". Wired. 
  11. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 3, 2010). "Album Review: Amplive - Murder At The Discotech". Prefix. 
  12. ^ Uddenberg, Brett (April 27, 2010). "Amp Live - Murder At The Discotech". URB. Archived from the original on May 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (November 15, 2011). "Eligh & AmpLive - Therapy at 3". Exclaim!. 
  14. ^ Quinland, Thomas (August 5, 2014). "Amp Live - Headphone Concerto". Exclaim!. 

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