Actress Announces Dummy Corporation
Actress AKA: Darren Cunningham returns with his new album Dummy Corporation on November 11, 2021 via Ninja Tune. Featuring Detroit-influenced lead single “Dream” – a layered, dance-floor ready crawler with a minimal 4×4 beat, hypnotic synth loop and a catchy vocal sample – and mesmerizing 19-minute title track “Dummy Corporation.” Dummy Corporation is Actresses’ first solo music since the release of his 2020 album ‘Karma & Desire’ which saw guest collaborations from Mercury Prize winner Sampha, Zsela and Aura T-09 – The Guardian commenting it “cements his place as one of the great poets of club culture”.
From Actress: “The overall idea is for this to be a demonstration of the process and the philosophical action art of creating modern-day electronic music” he comments. “I create these sketches, essentially like the fabrics, and I collage them together…once I see the picture it’s embellished further and the process repeats…”. It’s a piece of work shaped by varied fragments of Actress’ life, reflecting growing up in the advent of home-computing, programming, cassette tapes and floppy discs.
As part of this new chapter, Actress will bring his DJ sets to a selection of iconic clubs including Fabric alongside Mumdance, rRoxymore, DMX Crew, DeSchool with Octo Octa as part of ADE, Berlin’s RSO with Kai Campos (Mount Kimbie), Afrodeutsche and Kush Jones, Nista in Barcelona and Lux in Lisbon.
The announcement of Dummy Corporation comes shortly after the release of single “AZD SURF” – a collaboration with Mount Kimbie’s Kai Campos – which featured Actress’ unique, yet familiar, distorted elements, mixed in with Kai Campos’ hypnotic melodies.
Actress has recently featured in a Patta and Nike produced 4 part film by Mahaneela and Steve McQueen, soundtracked an installation with Actual Objects called Grey Interiors and remixed tracks for Joji, Perfume Genius, Tirzah, The Cinematic Orchestra, Soccer Mommy and Carmen Villain.
Pre-order Dummy Corporation by Actress HERE
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