New Video: Actress – X22RME

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Photo Credit: Dan Emmerson


UK-based musician Darren Cunningham aka Actress is ready to return with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called ‘AZD’ , a chrome reflected journey into a parallel world. And to prepare you for what lies ahead here’s the album’s lead track, ‘X22RME’ which elegantly plays between the lines of Oriental classic rave and Balinese warehouse Techno machined in a Rotherhithe lock up welding the grooves into a seamless cracked joint.

I did fifty versions of the tune” Cunningham recalls. “Different parts were on tape, CD, different old computers and USB sticks, so it was quite intimidating to revisit and complete. The track was in the end built out of 3 hours of different passages”. The finished work is harsh and beautiful all at once, its incredible complexity never overwhelming its drive. Watch a brilliant Dan Emmerson directed video for ‘X22RME’ below!