SATURDAY 9TH JUNE
100% SILK TOUR LONDON
LA VAMPIRES x ITAL x MARIA MINERVA
After the sell out Tri-Angle Records showcase in February, we team up again with BleeD, to present label of the moment 100% Silk for their first official showcase in the UK. The vision of the imprint will be presented in spectacular technicolour, in a suitably sweaty and intimate environment, on Saturday 9th June.
LA Vampires is the shape-shifting sound system universe of Amanda Brown (co-founder of Not Not Fun Records, mother of 100% Silk, and ex-Pocahaunted voodoo-ist ). To date she’s released four 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 collaboration with Matrix Metals, and a co-experiment in dance, love and laments with Ital. Hers is an evolving vibe, utilising 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 twisted solo creation of Daniel Martin-McCormick (aka Sex Worker, and one half of the Mi Ami). The sounds are heady, tactile and amorphous and come from a producer who has a rich, passionate legacy in underground music. His debut LP on Planet Mu is hot off the press and is a boundary-pushing, thoughtful, body moving trip. A split Silk 12′′ with Magic Touch is set to drop around the time of the tour.
Maria Minerva is the new pop model – Estonian-born, London-based Maria 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 intellectual application, calling out to all the music lovers with moving minds and bodies.
Magic Touch is San Francisco-based denim demi-god 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.
The previously secret location for this event has now been confirmed as Birthdays, in Stoke Newington
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