Tagged: Actress


Actress Remixed Kelis and It’s Intense

Before today, I hadn’t heard Kelis’ “Rumble” from her recently-released Food LP, but after listening to this remix by London’s Darren Cunningham bka Actress (via Pitchfork), I was curious. The original’s definitely got soul, but … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2014 11:02AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Interview: Actress’ Ghettoville Won’t Be His Last Record

But he explains why he said it would be In a statement posted to the Werk Discs website prior to the release of his fourth full-length, Ghettoville, London producer Darren Cunningham described the triple-LP as … read more »

POSTED February 18, 2014 12:58PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS TAGS: , ,

Stream: Actress, “Grey Over Blue”

A woozy amalgam of static-y textures and curling strings forms the repetitious foundation of “Grey Over Blue,” the first side of a previously unannounced Actress 12-inch that came out today via Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune. It’s the … read more »

POSTED December 20, 2013 5:07PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Live: BEMF

Navigating Brooklyn’s 6th annual electronic music staycation Evian Christ. Photo by Alex Bershaw  This past week, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival celebrated its sixth year in the borough. Masterminded by NYC production company MeanRed, BEMF … read more »

POSTED November 12, 2013 1:45PM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Environments: Boiler Room Goes International

In the endless debate as to whether or not the internet helps or hinders our ability to connect as human beings, we have a counterintuitive point on the pro side from Boiler Room, a private … read more »

POSTED October 8, 2012 10:27AM IN NWSPRINT TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Stream: Actress, “Shocktherapy101″

London producer Darren Cunningham bka Actress captivates once again with “Shockrherapy101,” a pulsing groove discretely released yesterday through his (not-so) private Twitter account. Noisy and static, the track builds its own hypnotic world for five, sensory-heightened … read more »

POSTED July 26, 2012 4:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Stream: Teengirl Fantasy, “Motif (Actress Remix)”

Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy’s original “Motif” single sloshes its way through a dizzying number of keyboard sounds, presumably all created by Yamaha’s Motif line of synthesizer workstations. Actress‘ new remix, on the other hand, to … read more »

POSTED June 6, 2012 2:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Video: Producer Supergroup Records Benefit Album with Congolese Artists

Over the summer ten producers flew to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo to record an album with Congolese musicians. Sort of mentioned this before, but it’s still rad and now there’s a full … read more »

POSTED October 5, 2011 4:15PM IN MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Adult Swim’s Unclassified Compilation f. Burial, SBTRKT and Zomby MP3

Television channel Adult Swim and automaker Scion have released an 18 track compilation of “rare and unreleased” mostly-UK future music. It’s called Unclassified, it’s free and its producer list is actually pretty staggering: Burial, SBTRKT, … read more »

POSTED September 27, 2011 11:45AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GEN F: Actress

Darren Cunningham comes from Wolverhampton, a town a few hours outside of London, occasionally called Wolves, whose motto is “out of darkness, cometh light.” Cunningham appropriately says his days “are usually black.” and later follows … read more »

POSTED July 16, 2011 5:34PM IN GEN F TAGS: , ,