- The 31-track set, due out in February, features music from Octo Octa, Golden Teacher and the late Johnny Igaz, AKA Nackt.
100% Silk is releasing a compilation in tribute to the victims of last year's Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
According to Pitchfork, half the profits from Silk To Dry The Tears will go to Safer DIY Spaces, an Oakland-based coalition that emerged in the wake of the December 2nd tragedy, which claimed the lives of 36 people while they were at a 100% Silk party. The 31-track release features music by the likes of Golden Teacher, Jupiter Jax, Sapphire Slows and Nackt, AKA Johnny Igaz, who died in the blaze. Octo Octa's contribution, "Not Sure What to Do (Variation Zoning 4)," is a new version of a demo that came out in 2016. Silk To Dry The Tears is out on February 9th.
This isn't the first time 100% Silk has paid its respects to the victims—shortly after the fire, the Los Angeles-based label repressed memorial editions of tapes from Nackt and Cherushii, who were both performing at the Ghost Ship event when they died.
Read Andrew Ryce's opinion piece, penned in response to the fire.
01. The Cyclist - The City Hangover
02. Akasha System - Bloom
03. Coyote Clean Up - Worldwide Sunshine (In Yr Heart Not the Sky Dub)
04. Lunate - Memory Traces
05. Sapphire Slows - Sometimes
06. PARC - Dream
07. Octo Octa - Not Sure What to Do (Variation Zoning 4)
08. Anna Cook - Underwater Phonecall
09. Kaazi - Paix/Paix
10. Afterhours - Mood Ring
11. Fast Times - Hotmachine
12. Maria Minerva - Losing You
13. Beat Detectives - New Swing
14. Nackt - Der Konig 1-4
15. Strategy - California
16. Bobby Browser - Desert Wind
17. Orthographic Figure - No Way
18. Deeper Kenz - Lit Blank
19. Policy - Hold Me
20. Jupiter Jax - Together
21. Pleasure Model - La Guardia
22. Magic Touch + Bobby B - Londonbeat
23. Body-San - Tongue Control
24. Gary Safe - Dial Up to the Palace
25. Regularfantasy - Anything (But That) [Plush Managements Inc. Spare Me Mix]
26. James Booth - Internalize
27. Romy - Footsteps
28. Pharaohs - Cry Of Love
29. Golden Teacher - Four Faces
30. Roche - The City Looks Beautiful From Up Here
31. CosBV - Night Drifting
100% Silk will release Silk To Dry The Tears on February 9th, 2018.
Photo credit: Guarionex Rodriguez Jr.