ACTRESS – Artist Information | The Camden Crawl 2012

When Darren Cunningham aka Actress’s Hazyville came out in 2008, it sounded unlike anything else out there, spinning distant echoes of Moodymann, Jan Jelinek, 80s R&B, and wonky into unusually gritty yet effortlessly musical new forms. As well as running the excellent Werk Discs label, Actress’s own music has continued to evolve across singles for Prime Numbers, Nonplus, and Honest Jon’s, refining a deliberately lo-fi sound that manages to extract extraordinary and wildly innovative ideas from seemingly disparate ingredients. His second album, Splazsh, came out on Honest Jon’s at the end of May 2010, and it’s easily a candidate for the experimental techno record of the year.