LA VAMPIRES touring around Europe

Written by Kieron Lee

100% Silk will be trail­blaz­ing across Europe head­lined by none other than label head and LA Vampires woman of the moment Amanda Brown. The former Pocahaunted mem­ber and co-​founder of Not Not Fun records has been record­ing as LA Vampires for some time with what star­ted as a deep water sub sonic boom-​bap of tape hiss and dis­tant chilling echoes of mys­ter­i­ous vocals on their first cas­single. With new ground and exper­i­ment­a­tion much the approach to cre­at­ing new sounds, LA Vampires have col­lab­or­ated with a new artist for every release that has fol­lowed includ­ing pro­jects with Psychic Reality, Zola Jesus, Matrix Metals and fel­low label mates Ital and Octo Octa.

The latest of which is a 90’s style min­imal house cleaned up effort that instantly brings vis­ions of secret raves, lasers and smoke filled ware­houses dis­tilled for the genre hop­ping hip­ster and die hard house enthu­si­ast alike, it bristles such vigour and bright synths you almost have to move to the beat whether you like it or not. It also marks a massive step away from any of Amanda Brown’s con­tem­por­ar­ies leav­ing no room for com­par­is­ons at all. But don’t be fooled into think­ing that this is simple nos­tal­gia or ‘hip­ster house’ (groan), LA Vampires con­tin­ues to keep its tra­di­tion of a com­plete evol­u­tion of style with every release with LA Vampires by Octo Octa — Freedom 2k (100% Silk) evok­ing an eth­er­eal hands in the air dance party vibe as well as a cleaner and more crisp altern­at­ive to pre­vi­ous DIY, pur­pose­fully and bril­liantly skewed and dis­tor­ted releases. You can catch LA Vampires as well as Octo Octa and the rest of the 100% Silk crew on their European tour until mid July so you won’t be get­ting any records in the post until the non-​stop party lands in a city near you, might as well join the fun.

Kieron Lee
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Kieron Lee
Kieron Lee is a London based artist, writer & photographer who runs contemporary DIY music label and arts events under the Wolf Tapes moniker. Kieron completed his BA in Drama and Performance Arts specialising in writing and sound design where he developed his own interest for experimentation and composition and later went on to exhibit in soni... Read further >
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