by Gregorio Vincent


Amplive is the latest up and coming beat maker hailing from California, one of hip hop’s most thriving centers. Amp’s building a rep as one of Cali’s most talented and diverse producer/djs. After his dreamy soulful beats for Zion I, he has been able to produce for major and independent artist such as Akon(Warner), Flipsyde(Interscope Records), Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussy Cat Dolls(Intersc…ope), the album “Moneys My Motiviation” for bay area hyphy artist Kafani(Koch), the remix for “Place for My Head” by Linkin Park on the platinum selling Reanmation Album, the soul smash single of 2003-2004 titled “Closer” by the r&b artist Goapele(Sony Records), and a gritty, rough track for LA phenomenon Mystic on the debut hit album Cuts for Luck Scars for Freedom (Goodvibe/Interscope) called “Girlfriend Sistagirl”.

Checkout “Dhea” from Amp’s recently released EP, Kaleidoscope Theory below. You can also see him live at the “The Circus” SXSW at Empire Garage on March 15th.