Darren Jordan Cunningham
Darren Jordan Cunningham is a British musician and producer from Wolverhampton, known under his pseudonym Actress. Being an autodidact, he started DJing before moving to London, where he co-founded first the club night, then the label Werkdiscs, which later on discovered many artists of the emerging bass generation. Actress’ debut album “Hazyville” was released by Werkdiscs in 2008 and by Ninja Tune in 2014. It got nominated for a Mercury Award. All of his eight studio albums have received wide critical acclaim – and Actress has performed sold out shows at The Barbican Centre, Tate Modern (London), Sonar (Tokyo) and Berghain (Berlin). His experimental music shies away from one genre and merges techno with funk, rave, noise, afrofuturist sounds and dubstep. Actress has collaborated with artists and musicians alike, the London Contemporary Orchestra, the Dutch National Choir, photographers such as Mehdi Lacoste and Wolfgang Tillmans, and visual artist Eddie Peake.