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AMP DOG KNIGHTS | M​.​M​-​41

by Amp Fiddler

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    A1: It's Alright (Waajeed's Earl Flynn remix)
    A2: Through Your Soul feat. Bubz Fiddler & J Dilla
    A3: Put Me In Your Pocket feat. The Dames Brown & Chris Bruce

    B1: No Politics feat. Neco Redd
    B2: Keep Coming

    C1: I'm Feeling You
    C2: Say So

    D1: It's Alright
    D2: Good Vibes

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For his fourth studio album, Amp Fiddler returns to fellow Detroit native Moodymann’s Mahogani Music for ‘Amp Dog Knights’ a suite of 13 tracks A&Red and co-curated with the house & techno luminary. It was recorded at his ‘Camp Amp’ studio basement in Detroit, another chance to catch the vibrations from a master who learnt his instrument playing with George Clinton. ‘Those guys that were amazing musicians, no one else had the style like that; everyone else was just basic shit. They played rhythms no one else played’ say Amp.
Amp was instrumental in putting Detroit on the map for hip hop, by using his first advance to buy an Akai MPC60, then teaching the teenage J Dilla how to use it. His new record features 2 tracks co-produced by Dilla. The tracks date from a famous Zip disk that was stolen from him and recovered by Amp. Dilla then gifted him the beats to use by way of thanking him for his mentorship. Track ‘Return Of The Ghetto Fly’ also features rapping from Slum Village member T3 as well as vocals by Neco Redd, completing a track that is the very soul of Detroit. ‘It’s Alright’ is featured in three versions on the album with contributions from another Slum Village member - Waajeed - as well as frequent Theo Parrish collaborator Ideeyah. ‘Those are my friends’ says Amp of his local collaborators, ‘I love the way they work, I love the way they do things’
‘Amp Dog Knights’ continues with tales of the Detroit player known as the ‘Ghetto Fly’; inspired by sharp-suited characters from the neighbourhood of his childhood who ‘dressed like The Temptations every day and had attitude when they walked, they were almost dancing’. Across the record there are stunning P-Funk rock jams like ‘Put Me In Your Pocket’ with guitarist Chris Bruce, as well as 4/4 soulful steppers like ‘I’m Feeling You’. ‘I Get Moody Sometimes’ featuring Moodymann is a shimmering electronic funk number tailor-made for the label head’s eclectic DJ sets. ‘Amp Dog Knights’ is the second album in 2 years following Amps break from music since 2006 following personal tragedy in his family including the death of his son. Now he’s back he wants more - more people to hear the music and the message. ‘I want to hear it in shops, when I am at the airport, I want to hear it everywhere’. Amen.

2017 Ampliphonic Music. Distributed by Mahogani Music

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released November 10, 2017

All tracks produced by Joseph Amp Fiddler with the exception of 3 & 9. All tracks mixed by Witt with the exception of Tracks 7,11 & 12.

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Amp Fiddler Detroit, Michigan

International, Detroit-based Musician, Writer, Producer, Sound Designer - a musical enigma & collective creative reflection of collaborations with a long line of the best Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Afro Beat, Hip Hop, & Electronic artists on the planet>>From Enchantment, P-Funk, Was Not Was, Brand New Heavies, Seal, Jamiroquai, Slum Village, Moodymann, Lucy Pearl, Angelique Kidjo, Maxwell (and more). ... more

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