DJ Stingray is the future-focused selector at the helm of the electro renaissance. Catch his debut at The Ground on Friday February 7, 2020
Sherard Ingram is a menacing node in the vast tangle of electronic music's history, present, and future. As DJ Stingray he propagates a seer-like, totalising concept of what it is to beengaged in thinking ahead by making people move.
Permit yourself to zoom out of your singular reality enough such that all activity, all that is knowingly accumulated and all that is unnervingly accepted on this earth, is a spectrum of information. This includes the thermodynamics of our own biological structure. Now consider that music is a segment of this spectrum, and DJ Stingray's nexus of electro and techno a further specialised section forged in bypassing normalised circuits to confront the future, to articulate abstract dynamics. It's a slice of information, it is a bandwidth. Ingram's crucial and distinctive function in this system is to decode his particular nexus as a speculative software for others, and to encode its conspicuous qualities as a feedback system with the rest of the spectrum. If it sounds intense, it's because it is, and it's still just about sweating it out at a club.
A Detroit native, Ingram is an established figure in electro and techno from its earliest days.His Urban Tribe project is testament to this. First appearing on the genre-defining 1991 compilation ‘Equinox'; Urban Tribe has come to call Anthony Shakir, Carl Craig, and KennyDixon Jr. members of the group. Though perhaps what has thus far come to be Ingram's most finely calibrated and entirely natural maneuver was under the wing of Drexciya's James Stinson. Performing with Drexciya's live unit, Ingram took the "Drexciyan DJ Stingray' identity and conjured a torrential storm from the DJ booth. His aqua-genetic code persists in the form of NRSB-11, his ongoing collaboration with the other half of Drexciya,