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]

Amp Live
GenresAlternative hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Years active2005-present
LabelsPlug Research, Gravitas Recordings, LRG, Child's Play, OM Records
Associated actsZion I, The Grouch, Eligh, Goapele

Life and career

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

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

Compilation albums

  • 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. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  5. Marston, Jennifer (October 16, 2008). "Jamie Lidell "Out of My System (AmpLive Remix)"". XLR8R. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  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. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012.
  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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