Actress Reveals ‘Poetic’ DJ-Kicks Mix

!K7 has tapped Actress for the 49th entry in its popular DJ-Kicks series. Due out May 4th, the mix features an exclusive cut (“Bird Matrix”) made soon after the producer wrapped his Ghettoville record and a wide array of WTF artists including Autechre, Shit and Shine and Mark Fell.

“When I’m selecting music I’m not always thinking about the music alone,” Darren Cunningham explained in a press release. “I’m thinking about the names of the artists, tracks, and labels, and what they mean to me. I often base my tracklisting purely on how well the track titles work together in a poetic sense.”

As for how the hour-long set sounds, he added, “I’ve tried to keep space between tracks, allowing them to speak. I tried not to force BPM shifts and to let the programming remain choppy and quick.”


Actress, DJ-Kicks (!K7, May 4th):
1. Breaker 1 2 – 2
2. Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, and Never Tiring
3. Reel by Real – Look At Me
4. Autechre – Pen Expers
5. Chameleon – Thought 2
6. Beneath – Stress 1
7. Simbiosi – Impari
8. Zennor – Tin
9. John Beltran – Anticipation
10. Moon B – Those Moments
11. STL – Psychelicious
12. Snakepiss – Toil
13. Shit and Shine – Pearl Drop
14. Chez n Trent – Windy City Club
15. Mark Fell – Section 1-7
16. GNESIS – Pear
17. Shxcxchcxsh – LDWGWTT
18. Hank Jackson – Track 3
19. Actress – Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks exclusive)
20. Gherkin Jerks – Red Planet