There are many ways to frame the story of Sherard Ingram’s unique rise and stature as one of techno and electro’s most consistent, authentic and trustworthy DJs. He has limitless chapters entrenched in the entire lifetime of Detroit music culture; multiple aliases and collaborative projects that place him in the Venn overlap of so many genres, from electro to downtempo, even drum & bass. He has numerous personal interests and ideologies.
"Did I feel like a stingray? Never. But I wasn't going to argue with James Stinson. I felt it and I understood what he wanted, because I understood the Drexciya legacy. I was Stingray from that day on."
Mask fully down, there’s an instant switch from Sherard to Stingray. He’s smiling underneath the mask, but you’d never tell. I didn’t ask him if he played poker, but he alludes to a game when we use a table as a prop in the photo shoot, and you get the canny feeling he’d clear the table with you if you did. His slightly hooded, watchful eyes give absolutely nothing away. Not his mood. Not his energy levels.
If there were arguments as to whether the UK’s regional cities were undergoing an electronic renaissance then this month settles it.
Burial and Kode9 have shared a new mix in support of their forthcoming FabricLive compilation.
Premiered on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC 6 Music show on 19th September, it features tracks by the likes of Speedy J, SOPHIE, Jlin, DJ Hank, Fulltono and more. Stream the mix here.
Fabric is set to relaunch Room Three with a huge new soundsystem, it has been confirmed.
Kode9 & Burial have mixed the final FabricLive compilation, marking the end of an era of albums that started 17 years ago.
No strangers to collaborating, the two icons, respectively head of the rightly-lauded Hyperdub label and its first signee— Britain's elusive master of spooky post-garage— were confirmed for the last instalment today, which will arrive on 28th September.
Fabric have revealed the bulk of their Saturday night line-ups taking them through until the end of the year with the likes of Seth Troxler, Joseph Capriati and KiNK all newly confirmed to play at the club.
The new series of dates kicks off on 13th October with Craig Richards and Prosumer leading the charge in the main room, while Mike Servito and Magda will play an extended b2b in the second room.
Fabric is throwing an epic 30-hour marathon party to celebrate its 19th birthday, running from Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd October.
The Farringdon club, which re-opened last year, has announced the first wave of acts on the line-up for its huge birthday celebration, which naturally features long-time residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis, alongside other big names like Joy Orbison.
Classic rave flyers and club artwork are celebrated in a new book, 'Clubbed: A Visual History of UK Club Culture', which has been published thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.
The coffee table must-have honours the finest graphic design from the last 35 years of British clubland, and has been compiled by award-winning Manchester designer Rick Banks. It was officially launched in the city on Wednesday 16th May at an event run in association with the School of Electronic Music and hosted by FLOOR.