STRAY 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 Drum & Bass supergroup Ivy Lab, alongside his longtime friends and collaborators Sabre and Halogenix. To say that the trio's releases on Kasra's Critical Music have taken the scene by storm would be an understatement, and in addition their London clubnight '20/20' 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' will drop on Exit Records this summer and features 9 tracks including remixes from dBridge and Machinedrum.
18 Aug, 2015
The first in a new series of interviews conducted by dBridge with the artists on Exit Records. The series kicks off with Stray and a whole range of subjects are covered truthfully and informally.
24 Jul, 2015
Stray presents a new 90 minute mix entitled 'Paradise Crossing'.
07 Jul, 2015
The remixes of Stray's 'Paradise' EP, will be released on 24th July on Exit Records.
17 Jun, 2015
New from Stray is the 'Paradise' EP on Exit Records.
06 Nov, 2014
Drum'n'bass producer Stray has provided a special hip-hop mixtape, entitled 'Since You've Been Gone' for Fact Magazine, and it's available as a free download, along with a special Q&A session.
11 Jul, 2014
Stray is an artist who's just as adept at making tracks in the depths of 85 bpm as he is at lashing out a fierce roller in the region of 170 bpm.
13 May, 2014
Stray is Solid Steel's guest dj, fresh from remix duties on the new Kate Tempest single 'The Beigness', which features in this mix. Stray's brand new 'Chatterbox EP' which is out now on Exit Records.
21 Apr, 2014
Stray provided a guest mix for Friction yesterday on his BBC Radio 1 show.
Listen from the link below:
15 Apr, 2014
April 21st sees the release of the new 'Chatterbox' EP from Stray on Exit Records, available as both a digital download and 12" transparent vinyl. This is a clip from the track 'Eazy Boy'
Pre-order from Exit Records.
28 Mar, 2014
Stray has released a free download of 'VIP Zoom' in advance of his new 'Chatterbox EP', which is released on Exit Records next month.