Octopus welcomes Kangding Ray

Octo­pus is delight­ed to announce Kangding Ray as the lat­est addi­tion to our roster.

From his ear­ly releas­es on Ger­man imprint Raster-Noton to his more recent out­put aimed for the dance­floor — Kangding Rays tra­jec­to­ry nav­i­gates the unex­plored ter­ri­to­ries between exper­i­men­tal music and dance music. Through­out his explo­ration, he remains focused on music that trig­gers both an emo­tion­al response and caus­es a vis­cer­al impact.

His col­lab­o­ra­tive project Neon Cham­bers” with Sigha, has gained glob­al atten­tion since the pre­mière of their mind-bend­ing live show at the leg­endary Aton­al Fes­ti­val in Berlin.

With only one EP released on the Dek­man­tel label, they have already played a num­ber high-pro­file fes­ti­vals includ­ing Sonar Barcelona, Dek­man­tel Ams­ter­dam, Brave Fac­to­ry Kiev, Nowa Muzi­ka and Forte, paving the way for what is set to become an era-defin­ing record.

Since 2019, Kangding Ray has curat­ed his own imprint called ara” (About Record­ing Artists): a plat­form for artists with unique son­ic iden­ti­ties that seeks to induce deep emo­tion through sound.

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