> Darren J. Cunningham aka Actress is one of the most unclassifiable musicians of the contemporary electronic scene.
> His latest album AZD (2017) is conceived as a journey to new space-time dimensions.
Darren J. Cunningham is the man behind Actress, one of the most relevant figures of the international techno and dubstep scenes thanks to a string of records released on prestigious labels such as Ninja Tune, Nonplus Records and Werkdisc, a label he founded in 2004.
Actress’s music enters abstract territory and resists being labelled. Released in 2017, his latest album, AZD (pronounced azid), is conceived as a journey into a parallel world in which minimalist and blunt sounds come into play.
His music is the perfect metaphor for the bleakness of life in the Metropolis against a dark and dystopian backdrop that is sometimes reminiscent of Detroit techno pioneers Derrick May and Juan Atkins, his greatest influences.