Laughing Ears: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
Shanghai-based producer and DJ Laughing Ears became known to us through her ‘Metamorphosis’ EP on the inimitable Chinabot, an imprint showcasing some of the most exciting Asian artists operating in the experimental electronic sphere.
She’s carved out her own sonic niche, which sees her chopping and screwing footwork and dubstep-inspired beats with haunting atmospheres and layers of synthesis. Since then she’s also landed on the likes of Infinite Machine for her debut LP ‘Blood’ before being snapped up by Untold’s Hemlock Recordings for her latest EP, ‘Losing Track’: another deep dive into broken rhythms, bass experiments and eerie atmospheres.
Off the back of the release, we asked her to deliver a mix which gives you an introduction to the sounds that form the backbone of her DJ sets and her own productions.
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you, what are you?
Halo ~ I’m Ping aka Laughing Ears. A person who currently lives in Shanghai China. An electronic music producer, DJ and game sound designer.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Drawings from Miriam Cahn.
Where was it recorded?
My studio in Shanghai.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
On Monday you would have to return to your regular duties, but your mind is still at large. Wherever you are, escape.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix:Location/system/format?
I’ll love to record a mix at an actual event.
Which track in the mix is your current favorite?
Most of them are unreleased from me except one track named ’Fred Visits the Crowns Church’. Also it is the opening of this mix.
What’s your favorite recorded mix of all time?
There’s a lot of talented artist’s mixes that have inspired me, countless. I’ll say Kern Vol.3 from Objekt.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
Don’t have a DJ setup at home actually. I practice at my friend’s studio years ago at the beginning.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Both are important.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Not really have an impossible track in my collection, LOL.
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