Sherard Ingram has been a strong presence in the world of techno for over twenty years. Growing up in Detroit, the school friend and DJ partner of Kenny Dixon Jr. realised his Urban Tribe project in 1991 with the “Covert Action” single. This now classic track was released on Retroactive’s seminal ‘Equinox’ compilation, which is considered a milestone in the city’s rich technosoul history. In 1998, London’s Mo’ Wax label released Ingram’s debut Urban Tribe album The Collapse Of Modern Culture, which featured collaborations with friends and peers such as Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Moodymann, and Carl Craig. Ingram has since released Urban Tribe albums on Rephlex and Mahogani Music.
Arguably Ingram’s most illustrious work has been as part of Drexciya’s live unit. He was named DJ Stingray by Drexciya’s James Stinson. After Stinson passed away in 2002, Ingram continued on as DJ Stingray, releasing the Aqua Team 2full-length in 2008. DJ Stingray has represented Detroit’s 313 with masked performances around the world, several dozen releases on trendsetting labels, as well as collaborations with Dopplereffekt’s Heinrich Mueller (also known as the other half of Drexciya). Recently, Ingram turned into a label head with Micron Audio Detroit, dedicated to releasing the work of fresh, upcoming talent from across the globe.