Actress’ avant-electronica, industrial live set promises to be a genre-bending journey through dystopianism. Musical polymath and experimental composer Mica Levi DJs in support, whilst North London producer Randomer melds modern bass with classic techno and less esoteric 4/4 rhythms. Lauded for their vast, sculptural live audio-visual shows, special guests Raime show their dexterity by way of fiercely uptempo, minimal, meticulously crafted electro-acoustic rhythm tracks.
Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album and a new live show called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. It debuts at Convergence. An artist who has always preferred to make music than to talk about it, in “AZD” he has achieved another remarkable landmark, one which is as resistant to interpretation as it is demanding of it. Following on from his previous albums, “R.I.P”, “Splazsh” and “Hazyville”, an epilogue poem attached to the press release for “Ghettoville” was construed by media, commentators and spectators that Cunningham had retired. This led him to conceptualise this mass of conclusion as the key to ‘Giving power back to identity’.
Hailing from North London, Randomer’s discography is a snapshot of modern techno at its best. Across a six year career, he’s produced four EPs for Untold’s Hemlock Recordings and released records for Hessle Audio, Numbers and Clone. Most recently, he’s produced two releases for Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S label, and a lo-fi workout on its sub-label Russian Torrent Versions. As a DJ, Randomer is one of London’s finest, capable of effortlessly stitching together modern bass with classic techno and less esoteric 4/4 rhythms.
One of the UK’s most intriguing artists, and now an Oscar nominated composer, Mica Levi is set to DJ Actress' night of techno and experimentalism.
Raime are Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead, a London-based duo who, via a stunning debut album, three sold-out EPs and a string of imperious live outings, have honed a dark and brooding aesthetic all of their own. Raime’s second album, Tooth, arrived in June 2016. The widescreen melancholia of their 2012 debut, Quarter Turns Over A Living Line, has given way to an urgent and focussed futurism, in the shape of eight fiercely uptempo, minimal, meticulously crafted electro-acoustic rhythm tracks. Lauded for their vast, sculptural live audiovisual shows, fans will be treated to Raime’s explorations into the DNA of dub-techno, garage/grime and post-hardcore rock music spliced into predatory new forms.