Gig Watch: DJ Stingray
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Never seen without his trademark black balaclava, Sherard Ingram aka DJ Stingray is Detroit’s very own masked crusader. Hailing from the birthplace of techno, the motor-city stalwart has worked with some of the genre’s biggest pioneers, including Carl Craig, Anthony “Shake" Shakir and Drexciya. A regular at Berlin’s cutting-edge techno club Berghain, he has built up a reputation as a visionary behind the decks, taking audiences on a raw, rough-edged and relentlessly breakneck journey through classic Detroit electro and techno music. He’s famous for his warp-speed approach to deejaying, which requires intense concentration and a near-inexhaustible supply of records. On his first Indian tour, expect Ingram to serve up a set of futuristic, floor-melting electronica that never, ever, lets up, for that authentic “dance-till-you-drop" experience. Whether you’re a fan of forward-thinking electronica or just a weekend warrior who wants to have a good time, this is one gig you cannot afford to miss.
When & Where
DJ Stingray will be playing at Famous Studios, Mumbai, today, and at Auro Kitchen & Bar, Delhi, on Sunday. Tickets, available at www.insider.in, start at Rs640 for Mumbai and Rs400 for Delhi.
Check out Ingram’s mix for influential UK music publication FACT (Factmag.com) for an introduction to Ingram’s forward-thinking aesthetic.