March 5, 2022

DJ Stingray’s origin is one of the most storied in electronic music: the Detroit native started off playing in motorcycle bars before being recruited by Drexciya, the cult favorite electro duo on Underground Resistance. Brought on as their touring DJ, he soon made an impression with his fierce cutting on the decks and signature balaclava look. In addition to a long career as a solo producer, his list of collaborators includes Moodymann, Carl Craig and Anthony “Shake” Shakir. A recent wave of interest has put him in contact with a new generation of artists, proving his sound is as timeless and relevant as ever. “If there’s one thing we stand for, it’s underground club culture from deep down in our hearts.” So says Mala Junta co-founder DJ Tool. The Berlin collective he started with Hyperaktivist has made major waves, bringing the queer underground together in fresh venues, and with a seething, trance-inducing sound. KYRUH and WTCHCRFT are two of NY’s freshest voices. A recent b2b at Berlin’s Hör radio shows them in a careening mood, pushing techno into the upper echelons of bpm with fearless technique and a wicked intensity.