“This is an attempt to combine several layers of music, horizontally, as well as vertically, and to look at the collisions, the tensions and the surprises it produces. Here, texture and materiality are just as important as time, tracks are chosen both for their intrinsic qualities, and their faculties of being blended together. A pure electronic exploration…”
After my passion for warehouse raves was reignited by the recent ‘Dystopia presents Surgeon, Perc and Peverelist’ event, I decided to commission four mixes from some of my favourite producers (plus one from myself) to showcase their interpretations of the “warehouse” sound. Enjoy!
EE 233 – 10 Dec 2012 – DJ Skirt
EE 234 – 11 Dec 2012 – Truss / MPIA3
EE 235 – 12 Dec 2012 – Rob Booth / Stormfield
EE 236 – 13 Dec 2012 – AnD
EE 237 – 14 Dec 2012 – Kangding Ray
Kangding Ray’s music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions. Kangding Ray combines machines with « real instruments » in a subtle and rythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental music and club culture
Kangding Ray is David Letellier. Born in France and based in Berlin, Letellier evolved as a guitarist and drummer in various bands whose influences ranged from rock and pop to jazz before moving into electronic music.
His music is situated at the crossroads of « digitality » and sensitivity. In his compositions, melodies combine with machine sounds in a subtle and rhythmic suite.
He skilfully integrates guitar loops, bass lines, residual noise, acoustic instruments and digital anomalies to create a textured sound-scape.
This valuable musical openness is reflected in his particular way of merging beats and emotions into slowly evolving compositions. Kangding Ray’s live performances are known for being intense moments of musical experimentations, while he samples voices, and mix layers of different instruments, including analog machines, laptops, midi pads and guitar.