California based multi-platinum producer and DJ Amp Live lands on Subcarbon Records with his eagerly awaited 6-track EP, ‘Let’s Start The Show’.
Crafting a mesmerizing rhythmic tapestry, Amp Live seamlessly melds the distinctive sounds of reggae and hip-hop with the profound depths of bass music. The collection showcases several features including Chali2na from the iconic hip-hop act Jurassic 5, LOUSTAR, as well as a standout joint venture with revered bass maestro Dirt Monkey. With his latest offering, Amp Live caters to a spectrum of musical tastes, oscillating between the intensity of adrenaline-fueled beats and the serenity of mellow, downtempo harmonies. ‘Let’s Start The Show’ EP is due for release August 25 via Subcarbon Records.
The EP kicks off with “Mic Test 212” featuring Johanna Phraze, a pulsating production with exuberant bass nuances that beckon listeners to move in rhythm with its magnetic beat. Setting an electrifying pace for what lies ahead, the track envelops the listener in its aural embrace and whisks them away to a sonorous realm of undulating sound. Up next is “Keep It Alive” with Jurassic 5’s Chali2na, a dynamic offering characterized by its lively hi-hats and robust bassline, seamlessly stitched to produce an irresistibly groovy rhythm. Tapping Chali2na for lyrical duty, the track is infused with a hip-hop essence that promises to leave an indelible mark on the listener.
“The Let’s Start The Show EP channels the raw energy of boom bap hip hop while infusing hard hitting wobbling basslines and soulful melodies. Each track transports you to a sonic intersection of 90s golden era hip hop and future forward bass music.” – Amp Live
The third offering, “Protecta” featuring Dizzle Baby showcases a commanding vocal display set against a backdrop of leisurely beats and entrancing sonic warbles. Draped in languid rhythms that flow with an almost languorous grace, the track echoes with mesmerizing sonic waves, inviting listeners to lose themselves in its profound depths. Continuing the EP’s aural opus, “Underground” emerges as a remarkable collaboration between Amp Live, Dirt Monkey, and YBGhosty. This track embodies the zenith of each artist’s distinct production prowess, manifesting in a seamless fusion of wobbly bass, entrancing percussion, and discernible hip-hop nuances. Both artists exhibit their virtuosity, converging harmoniously to fashion an aural experience that’s endlessly playable.
“Amp and I have been making tunes together for years now , and I feel this one perfectly encapsulates both our styles. It took a while, and we’ve been through who knows how many versions but it always goes off in my sets so I’m glad it made it on the EP!” – Dirt Monkey
The EP’s namesake track, “Start The Show” with LOUSTAR, pulsates with a spirited drum n bass rhythm, establishing itself as the heart of this collection. The signature production invites listeners into an evocative realm defined by its crisp snares and razor sharp synth-work. Rounding out the EP is “Tide” – a prodigious creation imbued with an enthralling energy and ethereal ambiance. Serving as the EP’s grand finale, this track orchestrates a symphony of sonic elements, guiding listeners through a rhapsodic journey and leaving them ensnared in its captivating embrace.
With ‘Let’s Start The Show’, Amp Live elevates his esteemed stature, showcasing an intrinsic flair for production marked by its versatility and rhythmic distinction. Masterfully transcending traditional genre boundaries, he crafts a compelling fusion, intertwining elements of Electronic, Reggae, and Hip-Hop with both technical precision and classical nuance. The luminous maestro has carved out a sound that reaffirms his position as an unparalleled talent in the electronic music scene. Both aficionados of bass music and broader audiences will find the six-track collection undeniably entrancing, a sonic odyssey destined to leave a lasting impression on the electronic music realm.