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Actress’ Darren Cunningham: Chrome Is Burning

Speaking by phone from London, Darren Cunningham doesn't initially want to explain the process behind his new album, AZD, the fifth he's released under the…
Sasha Frere-Jones | May 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Actress Ghettoville

As you know, this is usually Tom's column. But I'm taking over this week to talk about one of the most anticipated experimental albums of
Miles Bowe | January 28, 2014 - 4:25 pm


The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

More Actress stories

Actress – “Falling Rizlas” Video

UK producer Actress released a new album, AZD, earlier this year, and today he's shared a video for "Falling Rizlas" from it that was directed…
James Rettig | August 17, 2017 - 12:25 pm

Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra – “Audio Track 5″

Earlier this year, Darren Cunningham released his fifth album as Actress, AZD, and he's following it up with a special collaboration with the London Contemporary…
James Rettig | August 2, 2017 - 11:14 am

Actress – “Dancing In The Smoke”

The cerebral UK dance producer Actress teased a retirement after the release of his last album, 2014's Ghettoville, but instead he's about to return with…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2017 - 11:12 am

Actress – “XX2RME”

After he released the much-loved album Ghettoville in early 2014, the esoteric UK dance producer Actress hinted that he would be retiring. As it turns…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Actress – “Bird Matrix”

It seemed unlikely that Actress would release more music after 2014's swan song Ghettoville, but since the producer is helming his own contribution to the…
Caitlin White | March 31, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Kelis – “Rumble (Actress Sixinium Bootleg Mix)”

Kelis' new album Food spawned a pair of excellent singles in "Jerk Ribs" and "Rumble." Now both of those have received atypical remixes from some…
Miles Bowe | May 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Actress – “Rap”

Darren Cunningham has been releasing music that sounds like no one else for years now, but his newest album, Ghettoville, takes an even further step.
Miles Bowe | January 22, 2014 - 5:06 pm

Actress – “Grey Over Blue”

The London producer Darren Cunningham doesn't exactly make techno or dubstep or ambient music, though he certainly touches on all those. Even when he's tried…
Miles Bowe | December 20, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Teengirl Fantasy – “Motif (Actress Remix)”

"Motif," the house-y, synthy new single from Teengirl Fantasy (their first release since the 2010 LP 7AM), initially appeared online a few weeks ago, in…
Michael Nelson | June 6, 2012 - 5:09 pm

John Cale – “Perfection (Actress’ Reflection Mix)”

On Record Store Day this past weekend, the former Velvet Underground member John Cale released Extra Playful Transitions, a 12" EP of artists like Tim…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Actress – “Rainy Dub” & “Faceless”

For those waiting impatiently for the follow-up to UK producer Actress's excellent Splazsh LP there comes a new 12", both sides of which are minimal…
Amrit Singh | November 28, 2011 - 4:45 pm

Laurel Halo – “Constant Index (Actress Violet Remix)”

Laurel Halo's new Hippos In Tanks 12" Hour Logic -- one of our favorite EPs of the year (so far) -- largely sets aside the…
Amrit Singh | July 12, 2011 - 12:29 pm
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