Gobby (DJ Set), Solar Year
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Actress is the recording name of avant-garde UK producer Darren Cunningham. Since the release of his first 12" in 2004 on his own Werkdiscs label, Cunningham has steadily gained an internationally revered reputation for his thrilling take on electronic dance music.
Drawing on a deep appreciation for early 80s funk and electro, techno, art rock, house and noise, Cunningham put out his debut Actress album Hazyville on Werkdiscs in 2008. Splazsh followed two years later via Damon Albarn's Honest Jon's label, which The Wire honored as their 2010 album of the year.
In 2012, Cunningham released his third album R.I.P. on Honest Jon's to universal critical acclaim, including Best New Music on Pitchfork. Outside of his personal practice, Cunningham collaborated with the Tate Modern for a specially commissioned live music performance as part of their Yayoi Kusama exhibition. He also produced remixes for John Cale and Kasabian, adding to a remix back catalogue that includes Radiohead, Joy Orbison and Laurel Halo.
On the Werkdiscs label side, Cunningham has proved his acutely tuned ear for A&R time and time again with records by Zomby, Lukid and Lone. After a short hiatus the label forged a partnership with long-running independent Ninja Tune in 2012, cemented with the release of Lukid's Lonely at the Top album in winter 2012 and newcomer Moiré's debut 12" in February 2013.
2013 will see the imminent release of the fourth Actress album, Ghettoville [Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune], the much-anticipated sequel-of-sorts to Hazyville.
Gobby (DJ Set)
Gobby depends on his music to ward off irritability and paranoia. What matters isn't the genre, or tools, but the time spent problem solving in solitude. Right now Gobby's focused on dark techno, but his influence is always shifting. He is consistently at work in Harlem as beat maker & producer, currently tracking with artists like Mykki Blanco (see "Betty Rubble"), Jamie Krasner, Le1f, and Cadence Weapon. His live set consists of an SP-404 and his drums, which he has been playing for 11 years. His equally deep catalog, is archived through a timeless YouTube channel & broken Megaupload links.
His signing and first EP on UNO is the result of his new Detroit/Berghain phase, however pre ('08-'12) and post ('12-??) productions are set to surface in the near future. Trying to define Gobby is besides the point – you only introduce him and we are unreservedly proud to do so. Gobby would like only to thank you kindly for listening and is grateful for any or all support.
Equal parts sound art and pop music, Solar Year emerged from the same creative community as Grimes, D'Eon and Tonstartssbandht--somewhere among gallery installations and late night loft parties. They use electronics and live resampling, creating otherworldly soundscapes-- hazy atmospheres that float between Nordic electro-pop, serene New Age reverie, and the liturgy of medieval monks.
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