LA Vampires, Ital, Maria Minerva, Magic Touch and Innergaze.
Straight outta LA comes Amanda Brown’s prolific dance/not dance imprint 100% SILK, a boutique label that bounces glitz with ghetto and warped basement aesthetics with boogie antics. The vibe will be good as 100% SILK hits the dance-floor, the odour of erotic jacking house mingling with disco ball good times and deep, sweaty sonics slipstreamed within post-noise possibilities. As well as Amanda’s own project LA Vampires this non-stop SILK party will be joined by three other label mates, with special guests joining in where they can.
LA Vampires is the shapeshifting soundsystem universe of Amanda Beth Brown (co-runner of Not Not Fun Records, mother of 100% SILK, and ex-Pocahaunted voodoo-ist). To date she’s released 4 records, each more different than the last: an acid-jazz crate-digger split with Psychic Reality, a spectral witch-dub collaboration with Zola Jesus, a blurry sunbleached cassette-loop collab with Matrix Metals, and an co-experiment in dance love and laments with Ital. Hers is an evolving vibe, utilizing a web of slowed/screwed tapes, boombox Casio FX, low end theories, and bleached voice patterns to conjure a reverb chamber’s worth of dance floor mirages.
Ital is the sweet solo creation of Daniel Martin-McCormick (Mr. Sex Worker, and one half of the amazing Mi Ami). The sounds heady, tactile and amorphous and come from a producer who has a rich, passionate legacy in underground music. Look forward to his upcoming Planet Mu double 12″, a boundary-pushing, thoughtful, body moving trip. More mind-blowing SILK 12″s to come as well.
Maria Minerva is the new pop model. Estonian-born, London-based Maria Juur magnifies the idea of bedroom-ballads-turn-dirty-dance to the umpteenth power with her pleasure/pain vocals and synthphonies. Self-assured and whip smart, Maria writes sensual lyrics with an intellectual bent, calling out to all the music lovers with moving minds AND bodies.
Magic Touch is the magic touch of San Francisco-based denim demi-god DJ and dancefloor motivator Damon Palermo (the other Mi Ami half, and a constant collaborator with Jonas Reinhardt). An awe-inspiring live drummer, Damon’s miraculously been able to translate that nuance and skill into synthetic drums and production. Magic Touch is relentlessly engaging, every peak and valley composed for optimum movement and groove.