Welcome to AUDIBLE MAINFRAME…
Where man meets machine & where analog vs. digital is a way of life…
AUDIBLE MAINFRAME was conceived in Boston, MA in May, 2003. As a six-piece live, hip-hop band, AUDIBLE MAINFRAME combines old and new hip hop giving a fresh and eclectic sound with a creative message. Known for their high-energy shows, AMF appeals to crowds of all musical tastes. Their message is socially conscious, explicitly political and educational, leading them to be dubbed the “faces and souls of this generation.” Having performed sold-outs shows with well-known artists like Damian Marley, Wale, LMFAO, K-OS, Common, Arrested Development, Slick Rick, Tone Loc, Biz Markie and Blackalicious, AMF has created a remarkable hype within the industry. The AMF sound has been compared to influential groups such as The Roots, Rage Against the Machine, De La Soul, and The Pharcyde. With the success of their first album Framework, which debuted at #14 on the CMJ charts, the band continues the momentum with their newest album, Transients, released in August 2009.
AMF arrived in Los Angeles in 2006 riding a wave of awards and accolades brought with them from Boston, including the 2006 Mass Industry Committee Award for “Best Live Act” and “Best Underground Emcee". After taking first place in Boston’s 107.3 FM WAAF’s “Battle of the Bands” in 2004, AMF was named the first ever hip-hop act to perform live on-air on an all rock station. As a result, they were also chosen among a pool of local up-and-coming acts to record their debut album on Emerson Records, home of the nation’s largest college radio station 88.9 FM WERS. It didn’t take them long to add the West Coast scene to their resume by advancing to the finals of the 2009 International Emergenza Festival, winning the Star 98.7 FM & Long Beach’s The District Weekly’s 2008 “Battle of the Bands,” as well as most recently winning AirWalk’s 2009 Unsigned Hero Contest, with an all-expense paid trip to SxSW to play for the SPIN Magazine showcase and tons of AirWalk gear and prizes.
AMF includes six young musicians comprised of a vocalist/emcee, guitar, bass, drummer, keyboards/trumpet, and a DJ who combine their musical talent with the realities of everyday life in pure, hip hop form. Vocalist and Emcee, Exposition (a.k.a. Expo), takes the crowd on a journey of poverty, anger, happiness, and revolution through his masterful diction and rhyme.
The band’s most notable collaborations include an opening act slot for Slick Rick, which then led to a backing band role for his national tour from 2006 - 2007. They later recorded a live band re-creation of the classic hip-hop album “Dah Shinin’ with Smiff N’ Wessun.
The group’s work schedule includes playing shows up and down the California coast, as well as Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada, all the while living up to the reputation they developed in Boston as one of the best live bands around. In between their own studio albums and live shows, AMF has lent its collective talents to a number of charity events such as a benefit for Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina victims; a Darfur benefit at The Knitting Factory; a Burma benefit at UCLA; Holiday benefit for families of Political Prisoners; Veteran's Day benefit for the Salvation Army; and Downtown LA’s At The Park After Dark event, serving at-risk youth. AMF truly live their message.
After their 2004 debut album Framework, AMF recorded the follow up EP “War To Be One,” which picked up where “Framework” left off. AMF’s third studio album Transients is their most comprehensive album yet reflecting the journey the band has been on for the last six years and displaying the maturation of both band and sound. Transients is available now on iTunes, all major digital outlets and select retail stores.
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