John: Love the label! How did it come about?
Amanda: Like all passion projects, this was past due for me. I love dance music and should've been pushing for more releases in the genre much earlier. Once I decided to start 100% Silk, I began prepping for the first 12". I'm into dreams come true, period.
You release fantastic music by people most of us have never heard of before. How?
You know, more music would come out from more artists you've never heard of if more record labels had an open demo policy and if they were willing to be risky/take more chances. I want to be daring, I want to support the scene, and that means giving new artists opportunities. I think inclusion scares taste-makers and so they opt for exclusion. Picky is good, choosy is great, intensely fiercely selective only works when you've heard what else is out there.
If you could only choose one song to sum up your label which would it be, and why?
No way. Total trap.
With running two record labels and producing your own work, do you still manage to keep much of a social life?
Depends what you consider a social life. I see a million movies. I share a lot of maté tea dates with friends. And there's more than one woman in my life who'll go for a spa day with me. But I don't really go out in the traditional sense – to bars, parties, underground shows – and I'm sure that's because of my personality and not my work ethic. Although, I do admit, I'm a busy busy lady.
Are there any upcoming releases that we should be getting overly excited about?
All of them! Roland Tings, Jonas Reinhardt, EZLV, Just Black, Andy Sangria, Roche, Shams, Leech, and follow ups from Fort Romeau, Magic Touch, Octo Octa, Polysick, Coyote Clean Up. Doesn't that overly excite you!?