Detroit’s Sherard Ingram, aka DJ Stingray, has been delving deep into techno for more than two decades, donning his signature mask alongside contemporaries including Kenny Dixon Jnr and Carl Craig since his school days, back when good pal Moodymann was still just Moodyboyy. Backed by a proud history and always casting a watchful eye over the next generation, Stingray’s appearance for Super Hexagon at Wire on the 5th of March looks set to be a soulful journey through time and space.
First releasing under his Urban Tribe alias, Stingray has earned himself a pioneering reputation as both a producer and selector, with a multitude of hard-hitting releases for [Naked Lunch], Mo Wax, Mahogani Music, WéMè Records and Planet E among other labels. Promising the combination of such a wealth of productions with a record collection put together over decades in the Motor City, a rich spectacle of musical exploration seems guaranteed.
Having the honour of performing alongside him will be Super Hexagon residents Alma Construct and J.Wiltshire, as well as Dimensions’ Simon Scott. Off the back of November’s acidic frenzy with Helena Hauff, Super Hexagon is well on the way to becoming an imposing fixture in the diaries of Leeds’ techno tribe, and this is a night that could well cement their status as a Leeds favourite.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of DJ Stingray