Month: February 2018

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DIVING DEEP WITH DETROIT'S DJ STINGRAY

Real Name - Sherard Ingram

 

Country - From USA, Detroit / Based in Germany, Berlin

 

Music Style - Detroit Techno

 

Why is he important?

The history of Detroit techno is steeped in tradition and myth, and there is no better exemplar of this than DJ Stingray. Schooled in the art of djing by Kenny Dixon Jnr, and picked to tour with the legendary Drexciya ensemble, Stingray’s sub-aquatic techno transmissions command respect whether he’s playing for a hometown assembly of techno royalty or festival audiences worldwide.

 

Why have we booked him?

Every year there is an act at CTEMF that we’re all a little bit selfish about by wanting to tick off our own bucket lists. DJ Stingray is that artist. He exemplifies a massive part of the CTEMF sound. No mess, no fuss, straight up Stingray313.

 

Recommended Tracks/Mixes

Watch DJ Stingray's Boiler Room set at Dekmantel Festival:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4913D3PgkhM

 

Our favourite track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDXkyUqFKu0


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EXPLORING GENRE NEUTRALITY WITH DEETRON

Real Name - Samuel Geiser

 

Country - Switzerland, Bern

 

Music Style - House / Techno

 

Why is he important?

Like his native Switzerland, Deetron occupies a genre-neutral position as he oscillates effortlessly between house, disco and techno records in his kaleidoscopic DJ sets. A prolific producer of everything from house jack-jams to elegant techno soundscapes, his early love of hip hop informs not only this output but also his turntablist approach to live performance.

 

Why have we booked him?

We worked with Pro Helvetia (the Swiss Arts Council) to make sure that Deetron added South Africa as a stop on his world tour this year. He is a master turntablist, producer and selector and audiences will have the rare opportunity of seeing him perform between three turntables! We are so proud to be hosting him.

 

Recommended Tracks/Mixes

Deetron's DJ set at Ray-Ban x Boiler Room in Madrid:

 

Our favourite track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMl7iz1jkIU