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German DJ and producer Flamda debuts on Green Martian with the wonderful ‘Mystic Island’ which comes backed with a quality remix. Danny started out DJing with just a small mixer and two simple CD players before investing in a set of turntables. From here he began recording mixes to his computer and learned some mastering in the process. This led to gigs in local clubs and many house parties. These days Danny focuses on his small home studio where he delves into music production.
The Original mix sets off with a cool thumping kick with a smooth bass rolling in behind. The track picks up the pace as the bassline ups the gears alongside a superb percussion arrangement. Swirling pads come through from the back and add in an epic feeling. A gated synth lights the track up and on the break a huge grungy synth takes over with a sweet high string giving a stark contrast. Beautiful slice of progressive here and a must for any box.
Next up we have the DJK Krazy Kutz remix provided by DJK aka Kevin Miller. Kevin has been a regular in the Green Martian stable with his material featuring on multiple compilations as well as his own releases. The remix gets moving with an awesome phat kick and soft hat combination as the bassline pumps away alongside. Nice and smooth synths ease their way into the track with expert precision and dominate the break with beautiful strings also in attendance. Very strong groove here which is going to be the perfect addition to any playlist!
Mars Attacks returns with Volume 6 packed with progressive goodness from four top class artists.
First up is DJK aka Kevin Miller with “Trust In Me”. This is Kevin’s third time appearing on Mars Attacks which is a testament to the awesome talent from this UK based producer. This track intros with a solid kick and hat combi, a subtle bassline fades in as the track builds. The track takes on a laidback approach with some super cool synth chords providing the main focus alongside a few nice FX lines and retro vocal samples, very nice.
Eprome Inc returns to the Bonzai stable, after his 2009 release on Nemesis, with “Bathsheba”. A nice kick and clap intro, with a distant melodic arp filling in the background, is accompanied by cool effects and short vocal samples. The drop brings the track to life with a huge, gritty progressive bassline. Throughout the track some real cool, almost retro sounding stabs ease us between parts, while on the break expertly crafted synth work takes us back to this solid prog groove.
John Scott’s “Summer Rains” is up next and takes on a bit of a deeper progressive vibe. Warm lush bass and pads provide the intro with top quality FX work taking us to the main groove in style. The kick drops and this tune takes off on a hypnotic ride through progressive heaven. Super tight arrangement with a lot of punch here as the very subtle melodies slowly build up to a satisfying climax.
Lastly we have Jesse Mairo and “Andromeda”, a much more upbeat prog house vibe is evident here with the bassline standing out very well over an array of melodic sequences and sweeping pads. The drum arrangement is a bouncy affair that will get any floor shakin’ and ass groovin’. Some very nice synth work on this and a track that is for sure a must for any DJ bag.
Now on its fifth instalment the Mars Attacks series just keeps getting bigger and better at showcasing the best of upcoming and already established talent. Kick back and enjoy the latest round of progressive vibes from across the globe and we promise you will not be disappointed!
First up we have UK based producer Kevin Miller aka DJK with “Der Traum”. Kevin is an extremely talented guy at the mixing desk and has already seen releases perform very well on the circuit, this is also his second appearance on Mars Attacks and no doubt more will follow. “Der Traum” intros with solid kicks with the percussions building up the rhythm well. The bassline comes in to set the mood for one awesome ride through progressive house grooves with subtle melodies playing a part, top quality stuff.
Next up is Davide Catania with the amazing “Distant Dream”, a progressive trance inspired masterpiece. The track kicks off with a formulaic 4/4 beat that soon transforms when the bass and vocal break through into an almost uplifting kinda vibe. The big hitter on this tune is the wonderful melody, proper straight to the heart feel good sounds, perfect for any big floor!
Hailing from the Italian capitol, Rome, our next artist Charlie Nathan delivers a stunning slice of progressive tech house with the super charged grooves of “Valle Fiorita”. Classic oldskool drums are the perfect intro for what follows with crisp, clear hats and no frills synths and chords working their magic, giving off a very diverse style to the track, we love it and one to fill a lot of boxes.
UK based producer Horizons aka DJ Shy ramps up the energy with a breathtaking journey into progressive trance with his upbeat monster of a tune. From the start this tune will rock your socks off, wonderful pads over a grooving bassline and a solid well crafted beat will have that effect on you. Superb melodies are the big focus throughout this track as they draw you into a world full of bliss. A sure fire hit with the clubbing fraternity all over the world.
Mars Attacks returns with another instalment of quality prog house on Green Martian.
Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. These DJ’s/Remixers/Producers have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us. Today the now Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog house vibe in Liquid Disco Jam, deep grooving bassline and some cool synth stabs will keep many floors alight!
Starting out at an early age and building his musical knowledge DJ/Producer Danny Jahr now runs a very successful “Selection” monthly podcast. Here he gets right down to business with Pure & Simple, this is reminiscent of that golden era of epic prog house, constant bass with sweeping synth melodies and percussion to tie it all up, simply amazing stuff here.
DJK returns to Green Martian with Butterfly Effect, super sounds converging to create a bouncing groove filled with the delights of progressive house.
Fulfilling the party atmosphere DJ/Producer duo Nu Guise deliver a sublime track in Love Will Never Die, very club orientated sound here with all the right moves for filling dancefloors everywhere, and their motto of “music for party people, by party people” rings true!
EPISODE 195: Aiemo – Sweet Peaches (Bonzai Progressive)
Second release for Unnamed in Eyepatch Recordings. The release comes with two outstanding originals, In Love and If.
The 28-year-old Danish/Italian artist is born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired by the pulsating, urban and unique atmosphere of Copenhagen, David Nicosia Longhi has produced and published under various pseudonyms such as Mazenga and Aiemo. Ranging from deep, minimal psytrance to chillout and melodic lounge music.
David himself describes the importance of inspiration gathered from the fast paced citylife: I love living in the city, there are endless inspirational options, ranging all the way from high-end fashion, cocktailbars, nightlife in general and even the modern oasis areas in Copenhagen, filled with peace and calm energy.I also like the anonymous feeling found in a big city. You could be surrounded by 100s of people and still feel like no one is seeing you. I generally get inspired from beautiful people around me and the desire to make and do something that touches the heart and thought of a human in combination with the electronically produced music. I want to keep living my daydream and my music reflects this.
Practical Inspiration has been gathered from both the trance/balearic scene throughout the 90s all the way to the downtempo and chilled lounge scene in modern time.
His first releases goes back to 2003 with Italian based label Inner-sound Records on the Perfect Evolution compilation and shortly thereafter another release follow with a Danish label. After several years of devoting his artistic abilities in literature he again turned his attention towards electronic music and the perpetual style of modern lounge.
The style from David Nicosia Longhi is now mainly focused on top quality lounge music, with his own deep devotion into a timeless and atmospheric production.
EPISODE 196: Alexander Dancaless feat. Tatiana Maltseva – All The Time (Bonzai Elemental)
Alexander was born in the city of Tyumen, Russia, where he started to study music at a very early age. His strong musical formation had him writing his first productions before graduating from school. His natural sense of music and evolution drove him to work and experiment with electronic and digital productions. Alexander Dancaless developed a unique style that we can consider as the new wave of electronic music. Sound design, sticky rhythms and killer beats are the product of this new talent that will rock electronic fans around the globe. The basic styles: Tech-house, Deep-House, IDM, Downtempo.
Alexanders love of freedom defines his music as an independent and sincere one.
Tatiana Maltseva was born on the 21st of December 1989 in Tyumen (Russia), where she graduated Musical School. Tatiana was singing in the choir and was playing the piano. Also she sang in pop group and as student played in a blues band and then organized a rock band. Tatiana studies philosophy and religion.
In 2010 she began recording with Alexander Dancaless.
EPISODE 197: Patrik Prelovsky – Second Mate (Mint & Mustard Recordings)
Born in Czech Republic in 1983.
I started to play vinyls in 2001 age 17.
At that time I was focusing mainly on techno following guys like Carola, Liebing, Kanzyani, Umek.
Every beginning is hard but with patience and a lot of hard work I am now in the position of playing around the brightest clubs and venues in the Czech Republic
I was actively involved in a tour sponsored by Sony Ericsson that promoting a DJ school this way I was able to play on the most famous festivals happening in the Czech Republic (Hard House, Summer Of Love, Rock For People, Hip Hop Camp)
Ever since software solutions have made their entrance into every DJs Studio I also thought of making my own music seen the situation of the market where the demand for classic DJs is decreasing.
After some trial and error I finally landed the right track which got picked up by Eyepatch Recordings in 2011.
EPISODE 198: Rishi K. – White Krane (Green Martian)
For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.
Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.
He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.
His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.
EPISODE 199: DJk – Neutrality (Green Martian)
New Green Martian release with DJk. The release comes with two original tracks, Neutrality and Resinator.
EPISODE 200: Progrez EP – Volume 7 (Progrez)
Seventh installment in the Progrez EP series this time with original tracks by James Harcourt, Sasha, Sol & Grimm and Steve Lawler.
EPISODE 201: Eric Kanzler – Red Wire (Bonzai Basiks)
Erik Kanzler has significantly gained importance as producer and DJ over the past few years.
In 1999 he made is first experiences as a DJ, a producer and a party-organizer and worked hard on his carrier in each of these aspects. But it was not until 2010 that Digital Records published unexpectedly his very first release Starcake. It was followed by two more releases. In Spring 2011 he released the About Be EP under his alter ego Kanzler and Wischnewski on the label Keymono Music which was at the same time his first Vinyl release. Soon after that release after release followed on labels such as Karateklub Records who published his Flatrunner EP, Ostfunk Records from Berlin and Etiketa Records from Croatia.
His alter ego, which is actually a merger, Kanzler and Wischnewski was founded in 2010. In his music he combines layers of dry and well-structured sounds together with house grooves and dubby bass, jazz trumpets and oriental sounds and adds a touch of minimalistic to take the crowd beyond the main-floor experience.
People from the press described his sound as Fresh and an Exploration Of The Abstract and Minimal New Chicago Sound.
Eric Kanzlers live act are extravagant and not for the average audience. A look hat the upcoming booking dates shows that with his gigs he reaches much further than Berlin and he is said to be the most interesting newcomer act around.
EPISODE 202: metrONomes – The Call (Progrez)
metrONomes had been created from Djs and Producers JoN ManimaL & MagroS…The purpose…to travel your souls and emotions through dance music as we imagine and feel it…
They had performed with Sander Kleinenberg, Guy J, D-Nox, Phil Thompson aka Moonface, Antony Pappa, Son Kite, Tycon, D-Nox, Armin Van Buuren, Antix aka Fiord,Symphonix,Glen Morison, John Digweed, G Pal and many more presenting the *metrONomeS Live Project* which is a combination of sound and visuals.
metrONomes are releasing from various labels up until today such as:
Movement Recordings – Harmonia Records – Stellarphonic Recordings – OLD SQL Recordings Deepsessions Recordings – Micro Digital Records – Santos Recordings – Focus Records – Polytechnics Recordings.
From 2012 metrONomes are proudly members of the legendary Bonzai Progressive Label.
Live it – Luv it – Dance it!
EPISODE 203: Frank Storm – My Little Koal (Monog Records)
nd we reached the release number 20! To celebrate this mark, we proudly present “Our Little Koal”, the debut EP from Frank storm on Monog Records. Frank Storm aka Francesco maffei was born in Pisa and from a young age was attracted by electronic music and dance.
Over the years, despite being very young he joined the “mad house music” taking big hits from 2008 to present and playing in the best Italian clubs with his co-workers from mad house. This EP is composed by two original tracks (My Little Koal and So and So) and two remixes of My little Koal.
The remixers are Luis Bravo and Joal which is back after almost one year way from Monog! Stay with us in our profound monogamic relation!
EPISODE 204: Pablo Gael – Libelula (Bonzai Progressive)
Pablo Gael’s classic Libelula get’s a updated remix treatment from Paduraru and Dimitry Liss & Costas Papa.
EPISODE 205: Rob McCarthy – Escape to Panama EP (Eyepatch Recordings)
New Eyepatch Recordings release, this time from Rob McCarthy. The release comes with three original tracks, Escape To Panama, Circa No Ante and The Fall.
Eyepatch Recordings is supported by:
Colin Dale, Roger Sanchez, Luciano, LouLou Players, Graham Gold, Jamez, Laurent Garnier, Wyndell Long, Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Top, Davide Squillace, Sven Väth, Cari Lekebush, John Selway, Dr. Motte, Slam, J Kitikonti, Nick Warren
EPISODE 206: Solartoff – Airflush (Eyepatch Recordings)
Solartoffs life is all about music. He is foremost a DJ and spinning the decks is what he is living for and this is what he has been doing the past 10 years.
Solartoff is definitely a man that truly has a style of his own. His passion is to combine different styles of music with his formidable mixing skills thriving to present the perfect set full of personality. Growing up in the mid-90s, the strongest musical influence on his life was Marek Bilinski a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Poland. Listening to the vibes of the electronic music scene Solartoff soon became part of it. Today Solartoff is read to sweep the dancefloor and surprise the people with his gorgeous sets without musical boundary.
He is always searching for the striking impulses in club music to turn the hours on the dancefloor into special and lasting moments. He loves to play long DJ-sets benefiting from ability to mix whatever music he pleases selecting with good taste and feel from a range of music.
Hi loves to switch styles from Deep House, to Tech House or else Funky House. And as long as the people keep moving on the dancefloor: Who cares? Solartoff does not because to him its about making people move. And whenever the crowd thinks he got his style he is already up for something else.
EPISODE 207: Victor Maximiliano – Deep In Tha Groove (Eyepatch Recordings)
Victor Maximiliano is a deep-tech house producer and remixer from the Netherlands. His musical interest began in the early days of the legendary Roxy in Amsterdam. Soon he bought his first analog gear and did a lot of experimenting with electronic sounds on Korg MS10 (which he still owns) and the Roland TR 808. In the 90s he worked as a radio DJ for some popular local FM radio stations. Victor worked together with DJ Promo as the Vinyl Maniacs and they had a short successful period in the Amsterdam underground scene in the mid 90s.
EPISODE 208: Lucio Grandi – Reelooper EP (Bonzai Basiks)
Lucio Grandi was born in Cali, Colombia on August 5, 1984, with Colombian, French and Italian roots.
His first contact with electronic music happens a the sweet age of 6 when Dance and House music hit the local radios. Intense happiness filled him listening to these tunes. Not long before he starts experimenting with recording tunes and making his own mixtapes.
Ten years later after learning how to mix properly on turn-tables he starts his carrier as a professional DJ playing Techno and listening to DJs like Marco Carola, Ben Sims, Cristian Varela, Jeff Mills, Samuel L Session. He filled his DJ-bag with the dark sounds of strong Techno.
But only 2 years later he finds himself tired of that sound and starts the search of his very own musical identity. DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Vibe, Victor Calderone, Carlos Manaca, Richie Santana convince him that Tribal is his call.
Still not satisfied he ends up to adapt House and Alternative Music into his sets and this turns out to be his true self. Influenced by names like Silicone Soul, Peace Division, Little Louie Vega, Armand Van Helden, Harry Romero, Alton Miller , Afrika Bambaataa gave him the needed diversification and shades in tones that this genre contains.
Actually, it is that variation, that diversification that House Music offers that marks his identity as a DJ because he can choose between one side or the other, achieving a more intense atmosphere in his sets.
He has played along with DJs like Franco de Mulero, Jose Viscaya, Malambo, Lexx, Chile, Chloe Harris of London and with David Guetta in 2009 after winning the first DJ contest of his hometown.
He has played in Mission Club, Cooseres, La Cantera, Joan of Arc, Central Valley Pacific events, private parties, etc.
Today he finds himself as a DJ and producer to be part of the infamous Bonzai label group. Convinced of their professionalism and way of working he finds his tracks released on Bonzai Basiks.
This is for Lucio the fulfillment of a dream as he always had wanted to be part of this label.
EPISODE 209: Eyepatched – Volume 2 (Eyepatch Recordings)
Are you Deep In Tha Groove? Amazing bouncing and groovin 4 tracker. After the successful Volume 1 Eyepatch is back with an ass shacking and rhythm hunting vinyl.