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Premiere: Ma Haiping unleashes sonic hypnosis with ‘Artificial Ecstatic’

High-tempo and cerebral to the core, the track drops via Synthetik Sounds on February 16

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 6 February 2024
Premiere: Ma Haiping unleashes sonic hypnosis with ‘Artificial Ecstatic’

Techno maestro Ma Haiping joins Synthetik Sounds for the label’s fifth release with an EP titled ‘Artificial Ecstatic’.

Curated by 6AM Group and Indonesia’s own techno pundit Ecilo, the label continues to push boundaries of cutting-edge music, and ‘Artificial Ecstatic’ stands as a testament to its unwavering commitment to sonic exploration.

Ma’s influence on the techno landscape extends far beyond the confines of his native China. Revered by luminaries such as Jeff Mills, his groundbreaking album ‘Chang'e-4’ on the iconic Axis Records cemented his status as one of the genre's most visionary artists.

Notably, Ma’s tracks have found their way into the playlists of esteemed DJs such as Ben Sims, Ken Ishii, DVS 1, Rødhåd, Kr!z, Rene Wise, and Setaoc Mass.

Fusing the rich traditions of Detroit techno with futuristic, sci-fi motifs, his music is a potent weapon designed to propel dancers into otherworldly realms, as you’ll hear for yourself in the upcoming release.

Comprising three originals and one remix by Los Angeles producer Secus, ‘Artificial Ecstatic’ delves deep into the hypnotic and cerebral realms of techno. Each composition is not only dancefloor-ready but also serves as a formidable addition to any DJ's toolkit.

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From high-intensity loops and percussion repetitions to slower, deeper grooves suited for peak-time play, the four-tracker takes listeners on a journey that encapsulates the overall hypnotic allure of the techno genre.

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At the helm of this sonic voyage is the eponymous title track, ‘Artificial Ecstatic’. A relentless surge of high-tempo beats, ominous synths and intricate rhythms, it stands as a pinnacle of techno hypnosis, ensnaring listeners in its pulsating grip from start to finish.

Listen to Ma Haiping ‘Artificial Ecstatic’ below and pre-order the EP here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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