Motor City Remix with Amp Fiddler (2012)
Detroit has a history of music unlike any other city in the world. It can’t be labelled by a sound, or a genre, it can simply be identified by talent and innovation. Detroit artists have pushed the limits of music for more than half a century. Post the 1967 Detroit riots, Detroit declined, the white community left and the car manufacturers disappeared leaving Detroit like a ghost town. The changes were again reflected musically within the city, with the next wave of revolutionary artists such as George Clinton and The Stooges who took the legacy of the previous generation, innovated, enhanced and transformed it, taking it to new levels of musical genius. Although Motown records had moved to California, visionary artists such as Stevie Wonder pioneered a tougher new funk sound with a real grip on what the black inner city was becoming. As one of Detroit’s most versatile natives, Amp Fiddler choose some of his all time favorite songs from all corners of Detroit’s musical tapestry and bring them together through the powerful force of Funk.