Detroit Euro-tripping, soul-shivering Amp Fiddler has been calling his house in Conant Gardens home for nearly 25 years. The one-time George Clinton keyboardist has seen everyone from a young Dilla and Slum Village to Public Enemy’s Chuck D to Proof to Clinton pass through his own studio through the years.
Know this: Amp’s got a brand-new record called Afro-Strut dropping September 15. He’s been busy working with London’s electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx and New Orleans’ jazz funk groovers Galactic. What’s more, you’re more likely to find the appropriately monikered Amp gigging somewhere in Europe than at home
Amp sahres his house with his brother Bubz and his 16-year-old son Dorian. “I love Detroit,” the chick magnet says. “The property’s cheap and I can jam as loud as I want. It was and still is a good musical neighborhood to set up camp.”