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BEST OF 2K11 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

 

End of the year compilation, including all the best tracks released in Green Martian in 2011.
Includes original tracks and remixes from Narel, Planisphere, Thorin, Kosmorama, Asten, Sebastian Weikum, Kiilto, George V, Manu Riga, J. Khobb, Sovve featuring Devize, Arto Kumanto, Michal Jesensky , Bernie Allen, Greyloop & Flashtech, Sun, Kids Of Hashish, Eli Clement, Fred First, Blufeld, Gerard Serrat, Esprit Fort & SoulState, Dyron and Paulina Steel.

21 December 2011 FEATURED Read more

BONZAI PROGRESSIVE PODCAST – WEEK 49

EPISODE 96: Arto Kumanto – Long Count (Green Martian)

Arto Kumanto was born in Finland, year 1981. From the age of seven he started to play keyboards and later on Arto tried out composing. In mid 90s he began to explore the world of trackers and after hearing some techno music he was hooked for good. A couple of years later he expanded his knowledge to sequencers and synthesizers.

Year 2002 he went to study digital sound and commercial music, graduating in 2006. Soon after he send one of his tracks to Miika Kuisma and it was to be released on Miikas label Subtraxx. Nowadays Artos music can also be heard from Bonzai Music.

Arto achieves to include some magic to every track of his that drives the listener to go with the flow and be one with the music. Arto has always been open-minded towards all kind of music and tries to understand the key element of different styles. He pursuits to create his own style so that one can immediately recognize his music and remember it from the very first listening.

EPISODE 97: Miika Kuisma – Stellar (Progrez)

Miika Kuisma is a finnish musician, artist, philosopher, futurist and inventor who’s passion is to understand fundamental nature of the reality by exploring spirituality, science, history and technology.

In early 90’s he got big revelation in a small house club and walked out as a new person. From that moment he knew dance music was ‘for him’. His first electronic records which influenced him the most include works by Jarre, Cosmic Baby, Moby, Prodigy, Faithless and early Eye-Q releases. After falling in love with so many electronic styles by now, also his own productions have become somewhat unpredictable.

His tracks are usually somewhere between progressive and melodic, while not being not ‘too deep’ or ‘too cheesy’. On the DJ’ing side Miika was known for his perfectionistic approach to build his sets in certain way. Especially his “Intelligent Design” radio mixes were trips across different moods and genres.

Miika has spent most of his life playing around with technical gear but also loved to draw and play instruments from very early age. After getting his degree in electricity he turned around and took career paths in graphic design, programming, animation and user-interface design.

Besides music production and performances he played key role in the concept and interface-design with EKS in the development of the MIDI controller EKS Otus. He played his last DJ gig in April of 2009, sold his record label “Subtraxx Recordings” for Bonzai Music and relocated into South-East Asia.

 

9 December 2011 UPDATES Read more

ARTO KUMANTO – LONG COUNT (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Arto Kumanto was born in Finland, year 1981. From the age of seven he started to play keyboards and later on Arto tried out composing. In mid 90s he began to explore the world of trackers and after hearing some techno music he was hooked for good. A couple of years later he expanded his knowledge to sequencers and synthesizers.

Year 2002 he went to study digital sound and commercial music, graduating in 2006. Soon after he send one of his tracks to Miika Kuisma and it was to be released on Miikas label Subtraxx. Nowadays Artos music can also be heard from Bonzai Music.

Arto achieves to include some magic to every track of his that drives the listener to go with the flow and be one with the music. Arto has always been open-minded towards all kind of music and tries to understand the key element of different styles. He pursuits to create his own style so that one can immediately recognize his music and remember it from the very first listening.

7 December 2011 FEATURED Read more

THORIN – STRINGS FROM HEAVEN (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Thorin born on 7 October 1977 in Goirle, a small village near Tilburg. He didn’t stay there for long. At the age of 1 year he moved to Almelo which is a medium city in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Thorin grew up in a musical family, uncles who play guitar, Drums and many other instruments, aunts who sing lets say it’s all in the family.Almost everyone in the family is doing something with music.His father played in several bands some with guitar and others with percussion.

At a young age thorin got connected with music, influences from bands like Deep Purple, the Doors, Pink Floyd. Thorins taste of music is very wide from soul to funky stuff to modern music.In 1992, some friends introduced Thorin into house music nowadays so called oldskool house. While partying a lot Thorin got interested in DJ’ing. He bought some turntables and started to learn mixing 12″ records. After 6 months he controlled dj basics. Buying records and records and getting more DJ skills. He also got interested in producing his own music, lucky for him he got in contact with an old friend from his father. That friend started with producing in the early 80’s. Maurice learned Thorin the basics of Producing, Maurice already had released some music on different labels and did some things together with Sander Kleinenberg in the early 90’s. He was also Sander K’s first Sound/Audio engineer.

26 October 2011 FEATURED Read more

AFTER HOUR TRAX #5 (GREEN MARTIAN)

New instalment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time featuring tracks and remixes from Airwave, Paulina Steel, Arto Kumanto, Code Duello, Mans & Robbertsen, DigitalJ, Castra & Sovve, Arjona vs Blufeld, Kahraman, Lucas Tesselhoff, Luca Lombardi, Thomleck, DreamMan featuring York, Arion Grey, M & D Substance, Chantola, Johny S, Jay Sustain, Zakat Project, Sovve featuring Devize, , Kosmorama, Asten, Lemonchill, Squared Curves, Soundmodul & Moffous, Sebastian Weikum, Vanity In Mind and Steve Brian.

17 August 2011 FEATURED Read more

IBIZA 2K11 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Ibiza 2K11 – Laidback Trance Frequencies

Featuring original tracks and remixes from Airwave, Chris M, Wenturo, Sovve feat Devize, Blufeld, Arto Kumanto, Michal Jesensky, Güçlü Başak, George V, Narel, Planisphere, M & D Substance, Zakat Project, Eli Clement, Arjona vs Soren Andrews, Efedry, Vadim Dreamer, Max Gueli, Esprit Fort and SoulState, Foxa and Liquid Nations.

4 May 2011 FEATURED Read more

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