In its original form, Killekill was a party that embraced all sorts of electronic music, and the label has opted for the same approach. It doesn’t seem to bother the former Shitkatapult employee Nico Deuster who runs Killekill that the imprint’s first steps have displayed an almost schizophrenic disregard for the kind of micro-genres that defines electronic music.
Long time Drexciya affiliate Sherard Ingram will release his second album under the DJ Stingray moniker, F.T.N.W.O, next month on Belgian imprint WéMè Records.
Detroit legend DJ Stingray will be releasing a 12″ single through Unknown To The Unknown soon, and we have the premiere of one EP’s three tracks.
“In The Dark is a reality, a small example of how music music and cultural activity thrives in Detroit,” says Still Music label boss Jerome Derradji in his sleeve notes for the imprint’s first compilation. “Every day and night, through the hands, ears and mouths of essential creators, the future of Detroit’s music is being shaped. All we can do is listen and dance in the darkness of a sweaty club.”
Despite being billed as “Drexciyan DJ Stingray” in the early stages of his career, Sherard Ingram never formally collaborated with the duo that lent him his prefix. Having known Drexciya’s James Stinson and Gerald Donald from his time working in a Detroit record store he was recruited by the pair as an official tour DJ, but it was the formation of that relationship that gave Ingram an outlet to create music as DJ Stingray. As mentor/apprentice relationships go, it’s an unconventional one, and one that Ingram seems to have been left to develop on his own terms. Arguably, he has brought his own political angle to the sound of sub-aquatic techno with his productions, which has earned him his own place in the Drexciyan mythos, but this collaboration with Donald (aka Heinrich Mueller) is still long overdue Read the rest of this entry »
Certain events leave an indelible mark, and for this writer, one of those moments was in June, 2002 when Warp’s Magic Bus tour came to my hometown.
DJ Stingray is Sherard Ingram, one of the Detroit music scene’s mainstays for the past quarter of a century. He is a member of Urban Tribe (along with Kenny Dixon Jr, Carl Craig and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir), whose legendary 1998 album The Collapse Of Modern Culture is now regarded as a defining moment for Detroit techno. Some twelve years later all four are back in different shapes and forms on Program 1 – 12. Deep house, abstract techno, energetic disco, warm downtempo and even shades of dubstep are explored with a touch of real class. We are delighted to present this featured chart from Stingray, which contains a mix of electro (a mainstay in his DJs sets), techno and dubstep. Or, in the words of Ingram himself: “tools for use in the war against the undead.”