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 for almost a decade, releasing his music mainly on RasterNoton and Stroboscopic Artefacts.
The aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomizes 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 a lot of 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 festical, 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.