Actress / Elysia Crampton
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
ACTRESS is the alias of producer Darren Cunningham, who has released some of the least predictable categorization-defying electronic dance music of the 2000s. Since debuting with the No Tricks 12" on his own Werk Discs label in 2004, ACTRESS juggled a diverse array of inspirations -- including early-'80s funk and electro, art rock, raw and classicist house, and noise -- while putting a fresh, challenging spin on them. Cunningham's reputation was solidified through Hazyville, released on Werk in 2008, and 2010's follow-up Splazsh for Honest Jon's, as well as remixes of tracks by a select list of fellow producers. In 2012, ACTRESS released his third album, R.I.P, his most abstract and singular work to that point. The producer's fourth album, 2014's Ghettoville, was released with support from Ninja Tune.
ELYSIA CRAMPTON is an American experimental electronic musician. Her work is known for taking heavy detail in exploring Latinx culture, queer identity and its historic roots, subversion of macho cultural tropes, South American spirituality, naturalist themes, and frequent utilization of samples from varied sources.