MagmatiQ, Well Founded, Dude Club
Actress, aka Darren J. Cunningham, has in the last 5 years of running the Werk Discs label set himself apart as one of the hottest A&R scouts within his field, having discovered and released some of the most widely talked about artists of the emerging bass generation, namely Disrupt, Zomby, Lukid and Starkey.
As Actress he produced the exceptional “Hazyville LP” drawing cries for a Mercury Award Nomination. He’s remixed the too-cool-for-school Various Production, written for the seminal techno imprint Soma Records and has recently confirmed an album deal to record on Honest Jons, the British independent record label created and founded by Damon Albarn.
Actress has performed stunning live shows at Fabric London and DJ’d alongside the likes of Juan Atkins, UR, Modeselektor, Radioactive Man, Dabrye, Kode 9 and Flying Lotus. DJ sets are variable depending on the night and mood, but generally programmed to suit afro-futuristic sounds of all persuasions.
“One of the UK’s most fascinating musical figures” (Fact Magazine)
“Incredibly talented and well respected” (Boomkat)
“An artist so underground that even his own friends doubt his existence” (Dazed & Confused Magazine)