11/11/2017 // DJ Stingray
"Sherard Ingram AKA DJ Stingray has been a strong presence in the world of techno for over twenty years. Growing up in Detroit, this school friend and DJ partner of Kenny Dixon Jr realized his Urban Tribe project in 1991 with the now classic Covert Action, a track released on Retroactive’s seminal Equinox compilation, a milestone in the city’s rich technosoul history. A couple of years later London’s Mo’Wax label released his debut album The Collapse Of Modern Culture which featured collaborations with friends and peers such as Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, KDJ and Carl Craig. His most illustrious work might have been as part of Drexciya’s live unit – he was named Stingray by Drexciya’s James Stinson. Reppin’ Detroit’s 313 with masked performances around the world, with three dozen releases – including records on labels like Planet E and Mahogani Music as well as collaborations with Dopplereffekt’s Heinrich Mueller (also known as the other half of Drexciya) – Ingram has since turned label head with Micron Audio Detroit to release the work of fresh, upcoming talent from across the globe. Ingram has also stepped up recently to helm Volume 4 of Tresor’s Kern mix series, seamlessly weaving classics, obscurities, and brand new music (most notably a new NRSB-11 track) into an era-spanning selection that Drexciyan DJ Stingray is so renowned for." - Red Bull Fireside Chat
Interview with The Wire: https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/dj-stingray-unedited
Interview with RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2919
DJ Stingray guests on Self Service ahead of his show at La Cheetah alongside Lorenzo Senni and Ribeka.