Actress – Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion

What better news to start the year than with a new release from Actress? His label Werk Discs and Ninja Tune have teamed up once again to release a new 12-inch sporting three new tracks. Above you can watch a video for one of its tracks, made by Nick Hamilton using “digitised, re-purposed and time-warped memory” of Tokyo’s skyline.

You can pre-order the 12-inch directly from Ninja Tune (says “sold out” though) or from Boomkat.

(via Colectivo Futuro)

Actress: a film by Pierre Debusschere

A photo shoot with Actress? Forget it! A next level producer needs a next level visual presentation, and he gets it from from painter and photographer Pierre Debusschere, just in time for the release of the new album R.I.P.

All this was commissioned by Dazed Digital (I think), who also did an in-depth interview with the lumious producer.

Weekly Bits 39/2011

Don’t have much to share this week, but still a couple of things you should know of.

When I’m asked for my favourite concert, I will answer Kahil El Zabar without hesitation. I accidently came across this trailer for the documentary Be Known, which is currently in post-production. Looking much forward to this one!

Back in the day, James Pants tried to be a hip-hop producer. I’m not saying I’m happy he failed, but I certainly prefer the music he’s doing now. Anyway, he has decided to give away some of his old beats.

Juno Plus did an interview with Actress, talking to him about the DRC Music project and Clubbing in the Congo.

German magazine Groove launched their podcast series with a mix by Shitkatapult founder and now bandleader Apparat.

Another recommended mix comes from Sonar Kollektiv‘s Roskow Kretschmann, better known as Sygaire. Check his Proto Disco Pronto mixtape over at SoundCloud.

Spine TV interviewed Martyn and collaborator Erosie, and there’s also a music video for Martyn’s Viper.

And lastly, here’s one more interview with Teebs recorded at this year’s Sónar festival.

Update Due to popular demand, here’s a backup link for the Apparat podcast