DJ Stingray, Solid Blake, DJ Mega Bubble X
Sherard Ingram is a menacing node in the vast tangle of electronic music's history, present, and future. As DJ Stingray he propagates a seer-like, totalising concept of what it is to be engaged in thinking ahead by making people move.
A Detroit native, Ingram is an established figure in electro and techno from its earliest days. His Urban Tribe project is testament to this. First appearing on the genre-defining 1991 compilation 'Equinox,' Urban Tribe has come to call Anthony Shakir, Carl Craig, and Kenny Dixon Jr. members of the group. Though perhaps what has thus far come to be Ingram's most finely calibrated and entirely natural manoeuvre was under the wing of Drexciya's James Stinson. Performing with Drexciya's live unit, Ingram took the 'Drexciyan DJ Stingray' identity and conjured a torrential storm from the DJ booth.
The caustic, neuro-shock brand of apex electro that Ingram exhilaratingly pushes in every corner of the world isn't contained by this past. There's a motivating edge that's founded in his formative years, but it's one that only keeps the next page blank, with little clue of which way the swing will drill across the spectrum, gathering pace sufficient to redistribute definitions and test the limits of those being made to move.
Emma ‘Solid’ Blake is a DJ and producer, originally from Glasgow. She built her glowing reputation among the underground techno community in Copenhagen as part of renowned DJ collective Apeiron Crew. Now more in demand as a DJ than ever, her work takes her all across Europe and beyond, playing austere, uncompromising techno and authentic electro. She also produces and performs her own material ranging from pummelling techno to sci-fi Electro funk, with releases on labels like Outer Zone, Brokntoys and Seilscheibenpfeiler.
MEGA BUBBLE X
Operating out of Copenhagen is the elusive intergalactic entity known as Mega Bubble X. Emerging from Glasgow’s wild electronic underground scene in the late ‘90s, BubbleX has been DJing under a variety of strange pseudonyms. His sets are comprised of varied elements of electronic underground bass music from across the decades. Electro & techno being something of a speciality, he’ll be bringing the heat for Cryotank.