Boomkat Product Review:
The alabaster banger, X22RME is officially the first taste of Actress’s upcoming 5th LP, AZD.
If we’re not mistaken, it’s also the first new Actress groove since at least 2014, and it doesn’t disappoint. He’s still got that full sunken funk thing going down but it feels more sculpted, physically carved out of the soundfield with a deeper sense of relief, perhaps in all senses of the word.
He’s definitely got us guessing as to who’s chatting at the end, although tbh it just sounds like the man himself sped up a bit. It’s a really smart, sideways denouement to what its an ostensibly linear groover, yet dance a bit deeper into it and you’ll discover all sorts of cranky undulations and fake-out twists.