In a year that saw trap take itself to new heights, innovators in the genre are separating themselves from the pack.
Amp Live dropped his latest on us as a free gift for all of you beautiful turnt-up trap fans, and it’s definitely one you’ll want to add to your collection–introducing Brass Knuckles. The man behind the name Amp Live is also one-half of the Oakland-based hip hop duo Zion I, and his ventures into trap and bass music on his own are quite impressive.
If you’re listening to this going, “I’ll be darned if that sexy sax work doesn’t sound familiar,” you’re not crazy. The extremely stylish and creative Brass Knuckles is appropriately named, as it features the Dom of Big Gigantic on the brass, bringing an inspired new layer to an already well-made trap item. Serving as the track’s lead, Dom’s sax swerves with swagger like a surly jazz master after one too many old fashioneds, and the result is intoxicating.
Pick up Brass Knuckles for free here off his upcoming concept album Headphone Concerto, dropping in 2014.