Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, has shared a new single from his upcoming album titled AZD (pronounced “Azid”)—his first LP is over two years.
"Dancing In The Smoke," Actress says, is concerned with "that moment in the club, in the side room which is less habituated where the music is more diffused from the main club, smoked out and disorientating." Already you get some sense of the piece, all angular rhythms, woozy synth pads and disembodied vocal refrains. "The DJ has locked on a groove,’ he continues, "and you’re there in your own space pulsing with the music. As the different spaces start to merge and turn with the effects of your prescription for the night, that alien cacophony of lasers and tone trip the buzz for a flight into that kind of euphoria that only spacing to the rhythm of the metropolis can bring."
New album AZD was announced with the release of the "X22RME," which is streamable here, with "Dancing In The Smoke" streamable via the player above.
2. UNTITLED 7
4. BLUE WINDOW
8. FALLING RIZLAS
9. DANCING IN THE SMOKE
10. FAURE IN CHROME
11. THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE SHOWER
"Dancing in the Smoke" is available now, while AZD is scheduled for April 14 release via Ninja Tune.