Stray ( Ivy Lab, Exit Records, 20/20 LDN )
Stray可以話係低音界罕見嘅怪物. Stray 最初以 黑暗 Minimal 嘅 170bpm風格喺D&B界插旗, 之後佢選擇向 Underground 方向發展, 鑽研 D&B嘅唔同玩法, 將Hip Hop, D&B, Jungle/footwork, soft Jazz, funk等唔同音樂. 2011年佢嘅 Jungle-Juke 作品’Break Your Legs’喺Gilles Peterson嘅Brownswood廠牌推出, 之後再同 D&B 界Tastemaker 廠牌 Exit Record 合作, 發表一系列 Jungle, hip hop, Footwork 混合嘅作品.
另外大家都知 Stray 係future beats / halftime 超級組合 Ivy Lab 嘅其中一人. 由 Critical 到 20/20 LDN , 佢地呢幾年可以話係橫掃 D&B 界, 更加影響埋 Hip Hop , british basslines 界人士將 D&B 元素放入佢地音樂之中.
Stray 今年5月將會首次去中國Tour, 13號仲會喺 Outlook HK 演出 !
London based producer Stray made his first mark on the Drum & Bass scene back in 2009 but has since cemented himself in the wider underground electronic music scene.
Though initially known for his stripped back, dark & minimal 170bpm material, he quickly went on to showcase a remarkable variety of styles whilst keeping a distinctive and recognisable quality to the music. The range of influential labels who have released it over the years reflects the diversity of his output, from 2011’s jungle-juke workout ‘Break Your Legs’ on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint right up to the slew of unique Hip Hop & Footwork hybrids released recently on dBridge’s esteemed Exit Records, such as the ‘Chatterbox’ EP from 2014.
Stray is also one third of future beats / halftime supergroup Ivy Lab, alongside his longtime friends and collaborators Sabre and Halogenix. To say that the trio’s early releases on Kasra’s Critical Music took the scene by storm would be an understatement, and in addition their clubnight and label ’20/20 LDN’ has gathered ample recognition and success since it’s inception in 2014. It’s clear through these nights & their recent productions that the group are seriously influencing a new and fast expanding cross pollination of dancefloor tinged Hip Hop and british basslines which borrows heavily from the Drum & Bass aesthetic and engineering muscle.
Sustaining work on his solo output amidst Ivy Lab’s success, Stray’s material regularly continues to gain support from key tastemakers such as Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, Toddla T, Friction, Machinedrum, Mark Pritchard, Youngsta, Om Unit, Alix Perez, Kutmah and many more.
His newest record ‘Paradise’ dropped on Exit Records last year and featured 9 tracks including remixes from dBridge and Machinedrum. Since then Stray has featured on the legendary Blue Note records with a remix of the jazz group ‘GoGo Penguin’, as well as appearing on Fracture’s Astrophonica imprint with his track ‘Blink’ on the “Gradients” compilation record.
Stray’s continuing focus on the Ivy Lab & 20/20 LDN projects has helped guide them even further into the groundbreaking territory they’ve become known world-wide for covering, and he is currently on tour in the USA as Ivy Lab alongside fellow halftime frontrunners Alix Perez & Eprom (aka SHADES).