SAMPLEnHOLD

SAMPLEnHOLD

Sidebrain, Matilda Eyre, Rokem

Tue · July 11, 2017

8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Portrait XO
Portrait XO
PORTRAIT XO IS A SINGER /
SONGWRITER / COMPOSER / PRODUCER / PERFORMER
BORN IN LA; RAISED IN LONDON.
AMP Live
AMP Live
Amp Live teams up with the talented saxophonist Dom of Big Gigantic to bring you the massive single "Brass Knuckles", available now for free download and on all digital retailers. On "Brass Knuckles", the collaborators uniquely create a new sound, trap meets jazz, by combining melodic pads, twisted sax solos, and floating them over huge big room bass drops. While also being one half of pioneering hip hop duo Zion I(formerly), Amp Live demonstrates his ability as an innovator, experimenter, and trendsetter that have garnered him solo recognition, bringing together the EDM and hip hop worlds with a technical and classical sensibility. As the first single from his upcoming concept album Headphone Concerto dropping in 2014, it will be a busy year for Amp on the Live side as well as he continues to tour prolifically while pushing the boundaries of sonic bliss.

Amp Live 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 Schercenger of the Pussy Cat Dolls(Interscope), 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”. Most importantly Amplive's most recent success has been his critcally acclaimed "Rainydayz Remixes" album for the rock group Radiohead's In Rainbows LP. Always experimenting, Amp Live has done breaks, house, 2 step, dance, electro, mashups, and drum ‘n bass, including a remix for Philly MC Bahamadia on “Pep Talk”, the hip hop group Zion I, a electro music LP Electrowonderland Vol 1 (2006), and a new Electrowonderland Vol.2.

In the past years, Amp Live has been a part of the video game industry, having his production being one of the main features for the Sony Traxxpad and also a basketball player character in the NBA 2K6-2K7 video game. Finally, Amp’s beats have been featured on a number of movies and tv shows, which include "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dirt" by Courtney Cox, "Friday Night Lights", "Honey", "Big Fat Liar","Leperchaun 4", "Americas Top Model" by Tyra Banks, ESPN Sports center, and the "Jamie Kennedy Show".
Josh Spoon
Hip hop / Electronic Music Producer creating and performing Transport Music.
Sidebrain
Hey, My name is Yeuda. I produce and Perform music under the name Side Brain. I like to build my own controllers and take old video game controllers and turn them into MIDI controllers. I’m a Ableton Certified Trainer. I used to teach for all the major music schools in Los Angeles but recently open my own school Beat Lab Academy (Check it out!). I also author Ableton Live courses for Lynda.com. You can find a lot of free downloads on the site. And if you are an Ableton user and based in Los Angeles come join the conversation at the official LA user group on Facebook.
Rokem
Rokem is a music producer from Los Angeles, CA. The half man, half beat machine is a real serious guy that does unorthodox things when it involves his music production. This man has no limitations in developing his own sound from an organic, natural feel to an electronic glitch vibe; Rokem manages to infuse them both.

This beat wizard comes from a family of musicians and Disco/House DJs. The son of, DJ Face 2 Face. Rokem began making beats in 2004, then shifted his focus on music in 2006 to full-time, where he produced a full length album at the age of 19. A few years later, Rokem took his approach to production to the beat battle scene where he won one "Hotel Room" beat battle and 2 "Beat Club" beat battles. He received the LA Urban Underground’s “Producer of the Year” award back to back in 2011-2012. In 2014, he connected with SeanWyze and formed "LA ScrubZ". The duo released a self titled album under Asiatic Rhythms. Throughout the years, Rokem has collaborated with many artists scattered throughout the world.

Rokem has a master plan for the future with a new album and 2 collaboration albums featuring two separate rappers. Needless to say, Rokem is ready to invade a show near you and blow out ear drums while he's at it!
Venue Information:
Resident
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
http://www.residentdtla.com/