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DJ Stingray 313 brings light-speed, futuristic electro to Vietnam

Savage Hanoi & Electric Bazaar welcome the Detroit icon on Thursday, December 14

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 11 December 2023
DJ Stingray 313 brings light-speed, futuristic electro to Vietnam

DJ Stingray 313 is set to make his debut performance in Vietnam by invitation of party purveyors Electric Bazaar club night and revered hotspot, Savage Hanoi.

The balaclava-wearing beat master served up an in-your-face, no-nonsense set at this year’s Dekmantel that left attendees (and those in the comments section) nothing short of flabbergasted.

Real name Sherard Ingram, DJ Stingray 313’s career spans decades, leaving an indelible mark on electro, house, and techno. Influenced by the eclectic broadcasts of Detroit radio DJ The Electrifying Mojo and mentored by none other than Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodyman himself, he made his debut in 1987 with the raw techno cut ‘Time to Party’ under the alias Nasa.

Forging his mixing style in Detroit's gritty biker bars where he seamlessly fused techno, Miami booty bass, and West Coast beats, he then transitioned to the moniker Urban Tribe, dropping the track ‘Covert Action’ in 1990 which caught the ear of Carl Craig and, ultimately, Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle.

Signing with the label in 1996, Urban Tribe, along with collaborators Dixon, Craig, and Anthony "Shake" Shakir, unleashed ‘The Collapse of Modern Culture’ two years later. The album quietly etched its name as an offbeat classic, pulsating with unapologetic intensity from its downtempo and deep house tracks.

The DJ’s career soared under the mentorship of Drexciya's James Stinson, urging him to adopt yet another moniker — Drexciyan DJ Stingray — known for unleashing torrential sonic storms from the DJ booth. Following Stinson's death in 2002, the "Drexciyan" tag was respectfully dropped from his name.

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Under both Urban Tribe and DJ Stingray, he continued to churn out albums on Aphex Twin's Rephlex label, WéMè Records, plus a commercial mix CD via Tresor, showcasing his relentless innovation in the electronic music landscape.

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This Thursday, DJ Stingray 313 is set to unleash his arsenal of fast beats and menacing tones to one of Hanoi’s most rebellious happenings — Electric Bazaar, with their night titled Nexus.

Taking place at the multi-room nucleus of the city’s club scene that is Savage, the Detroit icon headlines the event, with support by representatives from both local entities; Electric Bazaar’s Useph and Savage’s CONG.

Tickets available here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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