Demonstrating a stunning musical ability well beyond his years, London-based producer Stray exploded on to the drum & bass scene back in 2009 with the release of ‘Timbre’ on infamous label Critical Music. Fast forward and Stray’s productions have been championed by drum and bass luminaries Goldie, dBridge, London Elektricity, Rockwell, Alix Perez, Calyx and Teebee, as well as earning him the attention of BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, resulting in the release of ‘Break your Legs’ on his Brownswood Records imprint.
A deep thinker, Stray’s considered approach constantly marks out his music from the competition. Whether it’s the delicate and sparse keys of ‘Pushed’, which featured on dBridge and Instra:Mental’s critically acclaimed Fabric Live 50 mix, his brutal jungle remix of ‘Raising the Bar feat. The Foreign Beggars’ or the massive tech-funk of ‘Saturday’ on Noisia’s Invisible imprint, Stray has fast established himself as one of the most diverse and visionary DJ/producers in modern drum & bass.
Stray’s ‘Oblique’ (co-produced with Sabre and Halogenix), surfaced on Critical Music in 2011, numbering amongst its fans Metalheadz CEO Goldie, who proclaimed “Oblique touches the very nerve of the craft of this music drum & bass; many years from now when we look back this tune will be a ‘waypoint’ of the times”.
Having previously worked with us, remixing our ‘Natural History’ album and collaborating on 2011’s ‘Love is the Devil’ LP, Stray was an immediate first choice to introduce new label Blu Mar Ten Music to the world. His single ‘Follow You Around’ / ‘Contract’ debuted on BMTM in September 2013 to critical acclaim and his follow up single and collaboration with Frederic Robinson, ‘When it Rains’ / ‘Thumbprint’ gathered equal admiration.