Actress

Video: Actress – “Falling Rizlas”

Actress's AZD is one of the best albums of the year, and of the enigmatic British producer's career. Today, the musician born Darren Jordan Cunningham released a video for…
Andy Cush / August 17, 2017

Actress Announces Collaborative Album With London Contemporary Orchestra, Releases “Audio Track 5″

Actress already has one outstanding album under his belt this year, and today he announced he has more music coming. In September, the experimental dance…
Andy Cush / August 2, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Review: Actress’ AZD Is a Gleaming Capstone on His Last Decade of Music

AZD, Darren Jordan Cunningham’s fifth album of experimental club music under the Actress moniker, waits for about four minutes before introducing its first beat. That…
Andy Cush / April 18, 2017

Stream Actress’s New Album AZD

Three years ago, the heady lo-fi dance music auteur Actress dropped the most polarizing album in his catalog and promptly intimated that he'd either be moving…
Andy Cush / April 14, 2017

Actress Continues His Grimy Suffocation on the Immersive “Dancing in the Smoke”

After threatening to retire or change his name after the release of his slow churning 2014 album Ghettoville, the UK-based experimental techno producer Actress is back and rolling out…
Andy Cush / April 5, 2017

Actress Announces New Album AZD, Shares First Single “X22RME”

In April, the UK techno experimentalist Actress returns with a new album entitled AZD, the followup to 2014's claustrophobic opus Ghettoville. He's also shared a single with accompanying called…
Andy Cush / March 14, 2017

Actress Offers ‘Miami Retirement Condo’ as Free ‘Ghettoville’ B-Side

Actress' new Ghettoville album is, as Philip Sherburne put it, a spectacularly icy riot of grouchy, grimy outsider dance music. It also may very well…
Chris Martins / February 19, 2014

Actress’ ‘Ghettoville’ Is a Spectacularly Icy Riot of Grouchy, Grimey Outsider Dance Music

Ladies and gentlemen, we are frozen in place.If this really is Darren Cunningham's final album under his Actress alias — a possibility hinted at in…
Philip Sherburne / January 23, 2014

Actress Warps R&B Sensuality on ‘Rap’

Enigmatic English producer Actress, a.k.a. Darren Cunningham, is on the cusp of releasing what may be his last album. Ghettoville arrives January 27 and has…
Chris Martins / January 23, 2014

Hear Actress’ Fog Bank of a Black-Label Single ‘Grey Over Blue’

Actress is on a mission to kill music dead in 2014. Back in November, the English producer born Darren Cunningham teased his own potential retirement…
Chris Martins / December 21, 2013

Actress Teases Retirement With ‘Ghettoville’ Album Announcement

English producer Actress teased his own career's demise with the title of his SPIN Essential 2012 album R.I.P. Now the man born Darren Cunningham has…
Chris Martins / November 5, 2013

Control Voltage’s Friday Five: Joakim and Kindness Are Everyone

Putting together this week's roundup got a lot harder once I heard the news about DJ Koze's new album, Amygdala, a 78-minute opus featuring contributions…
Philip Sherburne / January 25, 2013

Download Actress’ Cloud-Techno ‘ShockTherapy101′ MP3

Techno spins yarns. No less than any other genre, at least from this interloper's perspective, the realm of mesmerizing electronic beats has benefited from telling…
Marc Hogan / July 27, 2012

Actress, ‘R.I.P.,’ (Honest Jon’s)

Anyone who's ever made electronic music knows what it's like to get locked inside a loop for hours — admiring its contours, spellbound by its…
Philip Sherburne / May 18, 2012
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