DJ Stingray, Anthony Shakir and Moodymann will line-up for shows at Trouw and Bang Face Weekender later this April.
Starting out at the Camber Sands branch of Pontins holiday resort in the UK, Urban Tribe will set up for a performance on the first day of the annual Bang Face Weekender, before flying to Amsterdam the following day for Trouw's Disco 3000 party. Speaking with RA regarding the prospect of a fully fledged tour this year, the project's principal member and founding father Sherard Ingram, AKA DJ Stingray, confirmed his intentions to take sound of Urban Tribe to the wider world during 2010. "Yes, Bang Face and Trouw will kick off what will hopefully be a busy year. I'm really looking forward to giving UT a more definitive face and providing a rich soundscape experience for those who attend the shows."
And how should those who do make it along to either of the confirmed shows next weekend expect the Urban Tribe experience to unfold? "Everyone does a little of everything from mixes to tracks, concepts etc.," Ingram explained. "There are no assigned tasks, I think it works better this way and allows for creative breathing room." Depending on the member's schedules, Ingram also stated that any tours for later in the year could well feature an altered cast list—fellow Detroit native Carl Craig was counted among Urban Tribe's ranks for the 1998-released The Collapse Of Modern Culture, and although he remains tightlipped on any specifics, Ingram has promised "there will be some nice surprise appearances."
As he touched on back in January when speaking to RA surrounding his entry for our podcast series, the follow-up to the aforementioned album was in production, although it appears these past few months have been fruitful for Ingram. "The new UT LP is finished," he revealed "and features contributions from Carl [Craig], Ken [Kenny Dixon Jr], and Shake [Anthony Shakir] with some additional production from two new comers: DIGIT-AL and KEX."