There are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between
techno and experimental music as successfully as David Letellier.
Known as Kangding Ray, he has been composing, producing, performing
Live and DJing worldwide for almost a decade, releasing his music mainly
on Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts.
Te aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomises Kangding Ray’s
unique sound – one that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its
exploration of texture and rhythms.
Letellier’s foundations in rock and experimental music give his sound a
vitality and a distinctiveness that has won fans the world over, from
discerning avant-garde music listeners, all the way to devoted clubbers.
KR has also been known for remixing artists such as Battles on Warp, Ben
Frost on Mute, Oscar Mulero on Warmup or Inigo Kennedy on Token.
His collaboration project “Neon Chambers”,
together with Sigha, has gained global attention
since the premiere of their mind-bending live show
at last year’s edition of Atonal Festival in Berlin.
They are now preparing a selection of eagerly
anticipated festival shows during this summer,
including Sonar Barcelona, Dekmantel Amsterdam,
Nowa Muzika and Forte festival, paving the way for
what is set to become an era-defining record.
Throughout his career and a number of critically
acclaimed releases, Kangding Ray showed his ability
to keep a genuine artistic approach, while delivering
powerful club-leaning tracks and beautiful
cinematic soundscapes. He never ceased to explore
and push further the envelope of his sound, slowly
building a raw and visceral universe, focused on the
ritual of collective dancing, and the emotional
response to sound.
Kangding ray has announced the launch of is own
imprint, called “ara”, with his own “Predawn
Qualia” EP and other carefully curated releases
lined-up for 2019, coming from Adiel, Hydrangea,
Refracted and Voiski.
This marks the start of a new journey for this
tireless sound explorer.