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Actress, aka Darren J. Cunningham, has in the last 5 years of running the Werkdiscs 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 Various Production, written for the seminal techno imprint Soma Records and has released ‘Splazsh’ more recently ‘R.I.P’ album on Honest Jons, the British independent record label created and founded by Damon Albarn.
Actress has starred in a unique cinematic portrait filmed by Pierre Debusschere as well as performing stunning live shows at Sonar Tokyo and Barcelona, Berghain, the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern, 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.

Dates —

30th April 2014
Bozar, Brussels (Belgium)

2nd May 2014
The Laundry, London (UK)

3rd May 2014
Donaufestival, Krems (Austria)

9th May 2014
NODE festival c/o Galleria Civica, Modena (Italy)

16th May 2014
Click Festival, Elsinor (Helsingør) (Denmark)

24th May 2014
Macro, Rome (Italy)

31st May 2014
Lente Kabinet Festival, Oostzaan (Netherlands)

31st May 2014
Festival Les Nuits Sonores, Lyon (France)

7th June 2014
Volt Festivalen, Uppsala (Sweden)

14th June 2014
Bains Numériques festival, Enghien-les-Bains (France)

5th July 2014
Arma 17, Moscow (Russia)

16th July 2014
CAIXAFORUM, Barcelona (Spain)

15th August 2014
Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt (Belgium)

3rd October 2014
Robot Festival, Bologna (Italy)

25th October 2014
Kuudes Linja, Helsinki (Finland)

31st October 2014
Autumn Street Studios, London (UK)

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Artist Info —

Based: London, UK
Travelling: 1



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Voting is now open for Best of British 2012 —

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Voting is now open for Best of British 2012, educated by Point Blank. Help us celebrate the underground UK music scene by voting here and supporting the Elastic Artists crew:

Luke Solomon
Actress
Lone

Source: DJ Mag 12th November 2012

Elastics Greatest Remixers —

REMIXERS

Fact Mag have done a feature on the 15 greatest remixers working today.

Shouts going out to the Elastic seven on the list:

RYAN HEMSWORTH
ACTRESS
THEO PARRISH
OM UNIT
TODD EDWARDS

Source: Fact Mag 9th November 2012

King Tuff, Spoek Mathambo, Actress listed in Spin’s best 40 Albums of 2012…. —

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We’re officially halfway through 2012

See what Spin is listing as the 40 Best Albums of 2012…so far

Source: spin.com 15th June 2012
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