Los Angeles United States
From Not Not Fun offshoot to premier purveyor of post everything dance music. LA’s Amanda Brown introduces us to 100% Silk.
From an inauspicious home office overlooking a tranquil backyard on the east side of Los Angeles, Amanda Brown and her husband Britt have been quietly releasing records for a good seven-plus years now. Actually, strike that; using the terms “quietly” and “inauspicious” in the first sentence here sets the wrong tone for grasping the volume of their output and the influence of their efforts. The pair have accrued well over 200 releases on their flagship Not Not Fun label and their 100% Silk dance imprint shows no signs of slowing down either. Nor have their efforts gone unnoticed – as NNF and 100% Silk have developed into some of the premier musical purveyors of cool in the post-everything age. Aesthetically, the labels have epitomized the romantically-inclined independent approach to music distribution, often hand-crafting album jackets in the Kinko’s school of thought, releasing music for love not commerce, recording straight to cassette and other out-moded mediums, and at times, (gasp) shunning the Internet altogether.