Arctic Hospital (Eric Patrick Bray born January 8, 1985 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American DJ and record producer. He began DJing industrial and EBM at age 14, and began producing urban techno on a Macintosh using the software sequencer Logic when he was 17. He was also an important pioneer of Belgian Jumpstyle, introducing the dance to North American partygoers at the legendary WI Sandstorm raves of the early 2000s. In 2004, Eric Bray received his big break when Narita Records owner Gabe Koch saw him open for seminal techno DJ John Digweed and immediately signed him to his record label. The music of Arctic Hospital is often described as dub techno.
Eric Bray performs in the band Semble, playing laptop alongside Steve James (vocals, guitar, piano, mbira, glockenspiel, drums), Beth Perry (vocals, flute, cello, marimba, synth, piano, guitar), Matt Kelly (guitar, violin, percussion, zither, accordion, saw, mbira, laptop/sampler).
|“||It's hard to remix perfection.||”|
—Bray on the prospect of remixing Finnish music legend Darude
Discography as Arctic Hospital
- Citystream (Narita, 2006)
- Neon Veils (Lantern, 2008)
- In Chaos (Lantern, 2010)
- "Wisconsin is Jumping". Spin Magazine. September 2002.