Hectic Zeniths is the work of bedroom producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Morgan Prince. Nearly three years in the making, the densely layered project builds around original piano compositions with an atmospheric collage of pitched dollar-bin vinyl samples, live instrumentation, synths, and haunting vocals. Featuring violinist Patrick Bailey, guitarist Dave Cohen, and The Yetti on drums.
The name "Hectic Zeniths" is an anagram for the German word "Zeitschichten," meaning "Layers of Time." The artist has previously released a free EP and an array of hip hop and electronic remixes under the moniker amplifya. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he is currently teaching high school math in Philadelphia, PA.
Extended Biography (2011):
Adam Morgan Prince is a 26-year old musician/producer from Brooklyn, NY. At age 7 he began taking classical piano lessons and performing in recitals. A few years later after receiving a guitar for a holiday present, he began teaching himself to play 90’s alt-rock songs of the time (Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, etc.) by ear. Around age 13 he began discovering hip hop production and sampling. After seeing the videos for Sway and Tech’s “The Anthem” and Gangstarr’s “Full Clip” on BET Rap City, he immediately went to buy both albums. Listening to DJ Premier’s manipulation of samples, he began recording samples from his parents vinyl collection and putting together beats with a four track cassette recorder and Casio keyboard. This eventually evolved into using software to make electronic music and hip hop beats and going to hip hop events in NYC to pass around beat CDs. The years that followed would see him producing for an array of independent rappers and further experimenting with layering synths, vinyl samples, and live instruments, moving further away from straightforward hip hop production and more toward electronic and experimental pop music. In 2009 he performed in the backing band for independent rap group CunninLynguists one-time live performance of their 2006 classic ‘A Piece Of Strange.’ Other notable remixes that gained some internet fanfare include a remix of Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets” and Bat For Lashes ‘Two Suns.’
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