A deep crate aficionado and DJ, Amir is best known as half of the renowned duo Kon and Amir and as a member of the I Love Vinyl collective. Amir is also a deft businessman, having previously worked at such venerable labels as Fat Beats Records, Rapster/K7 Records, and as the label head of Wax Poetics Records. After years spent working for others, Amir founded his own label (180 Proof) in collaboration with Strata Inc.
The first release from Strata Inc. / 180 Proof records will be Kenny Cox’s Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise in November 2012. To take this project to the next level, Amir partnered with Barbara Cox, owner of Strata, to release never before music from the label. Using the original multi-track tapes, Amir will curate proper remixes, restorations and covers from the full label catalog. In other words, a full scope of sound, a full scope of history, and a fresh new sound for modern day audiences.
“My goal with Strata Records Inc. and the museum is to not only shed light on the wonderful music coming out of Detroit, but also to pay homage to the musicians that paved a way for the artists of today,” states Amir.