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EDWIN VAN CLEEF – CHROAL EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

UK based DJ and producer Edwin Van Cleef debuts on Green Martian with the stunning three tracker Choral EP. Hailed as an amazing talent by reputed dance music magazine MixMag, Edwin brings his lush, cosmic house grooves to the masses. His first release Never Be Alone At Night was well received all over and gained airplay on the mighty BBC Radio 1. Delighted to have him on board and we are excited for more in the future.

Choral intros with a smooth arp that pans across the speakers creating a spacious vibe. Nice chunky kicks soon join as a tight drum arrangement comes through bringing a cool flowing rhythm. Sweeping voices cascade all around the groove as a warm bass synth adds a great depth to the multi layered textures. We settle into a wonderful house groove with floating melodies and stunning FX. On the break a beautifully constructed melodic sequence takes over before we get slammed back into this solid mover for the duration. A superb debut from Edwin and one that will definitely get the floors buzzing.

Next up we have Believe which sets off with a subtle kick distant arp that carves out a cool melodic phrase. Crispy hats bring a rhythmic flow as sweeping voices span the spectrum. The bassline really sets the track alight with its acidic flavour and marries beautifully with the brighter elements. The break digs deeper as a warm low end bass makes its mark and is complimented with an awesome array of synth notes that takes us back into the main groove. Smooth and hypnotic cosmic vibes that will turn a few heads no doubt.

Give You Love takes us on a trek into straight up pumping prog house grooves. The intro lulls us in with its subtle mix of punchy kicks and shuffling hats before a monster low end bass drone creeps in and hooks you right into its solid groove. An absolutely stunning vocal runs throughout the track and brings that pure house feeling. On the break a cacophony of synth arps create a blistering sequence of melodies that blend perfectly alongside the vocal. A real mover here that has got peak time written all over it.

#edwinvancleef #greenmartian

30 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MIKKO LAHTI – PAINT BY NUMBERS FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Finnish DJ and producer Mikko Lahti debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the wonderful Pain By Numbers. 2014 saw his first release Tokyo Story on Club 86 Recordings with Back To Mine soon following on Tiger Tycoon. With a hand firmly in the trance sound, his influences are the likes of Armin, Chicane, Above & Beyond, Tiesto and Ferry Corsten. This time around he takes on a slightly different approach with smooth progressive house in mind.

Mikko Lahti – Paint By Numbers, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Electro House genre page!

#greenmartian #beatport #mikkolahti

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MIKKO LAHTI – PAINT BY NUMBERS (GREEN MARTIAN)

Finnish DJ and producer Mikko Lahti debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the wonderful Pain By Numbers. 2014 saw his first release Tokyo Story on Club 86 Recordings with Back To Mine soon following on Tiger Tycoon. With a hand firmly in the trance sound, his influences are the likes of Armin, Chicane, Above & Beyond, Tiesto and Ferry Corsten. This time around he takes on a slightly different approach with smooth progressive house in mind.

Paint By Numbers sets off with a superb rising pad as a deep and lush bass makes its mark. Nice big chunky kicks are joined by bright and crispy hats with cool percussions forming up as the layers build. The bassline evolves into a solid grooving monster that dominates the sound brilliantly. Tight drums and an expertly crafted hat arrangement get the rhythm flowing as stylish synths make their entry into the groove. The break throws up a subdued sequence that is filled with stark piano chords while those sweeping pads fade off. Before we know it we are back into the main sound for the duration of this superbly crafted prog house cut, top notch.

Om Namaha Shiva intros with an energetic vibe right from the off as a probing bassline builds the groove with the help of cool percussions and FX. Punchy kickdrums are on offer to get the feet stomping and get us locked in to the upbeat nature of the track. The break reveals a smooth pad sequence as a wonderful vocal rises up giving off a retro feel. Cool stabs blend in perfectly with that brilliant bassline and you find yourself caught up in the colourful textures. Superb stuff here that is a definite must have track for sure.

#mikkolahti #greenmartian

23 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

KINDRED SPIRITS – FOLIES D’ANTAN (GREEN MARTIAN)

Kindred Spirits return to Green Martian with the superb Folies d’Antan which comes with a fantastic remix from Edwin van Cleef. Their last outing saw a remix on Dofamine’s Zero which turned a few heads at the start of 2015.

The Original Mix intros with smooth kick and raspy hat combo as warm chords fill in the background. Cool synths come through providing a sharp, slicing element alongside a groovy lead riff that captivates with its subtle melodies. Sweeping strings cascade through the sound and bring a nice uplifting vibe as a probing bassline finds its way into the sound. On the break the strings and pads combine beautifully to deliver a cinematic styled sequence that really gets your imagination going before we get back into the solid progressive house groove once again. A wonderful slice that will no doubt be a feature in many sets.

UK producer Edwin van Cleef debuts on Green Martian with his stunning remix. Edwin is a purveyor of cosmic, driving grooves and in the past he has remixed for the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Shinichi Osawa, The Knocks and Metronomy. His own tracks have gained huge support from Alex Metric and Starsmith and receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Ego FM. This remix comes after Edwin took a short break, but stay tuned as he plans on a bumper 2015. The remix intros with a nice chunky kick as smooth house chords are met with sweeping pads. Sharp, crispy hats and claps get the rhythm on the move as the layers build. Expertly crafted FX fill the spectrum and create a wonderfully spacious atmosphere. The deep penetrating bass line cuts through the brightness of the track and brings a strong, contrasting deep groove to the sound. The lead synths bring a subtle melodic flavour and on the break we get locked into that melodic flow as the synths, pads and subtle arps wash over your senses. The track kicks back into its solid progressive groove for the duration making this a definite must have track in your collection.

#kindredspirits #greenmartian #edwinvancleef

16 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BEYOND BEATS – FINALLY READY (GREEN MARTIAN)

US based DJ and producer Beyond Beats turns up on our Green Martian imprint with Finally Ready. His debut came through Progrez back in June 2014 with Somewhere Out There, which got a feature on Club Traxx Dark & Deep 2. Finally Ready delivers four atmospheric progressive house cuts you’ll not want to miss.

First up we have the title track Finally Ready with its beautifully constructed intro filled with deep strings and cascading notes. A nice snappy kick gets the groove going as it cuts through the mesmerizing melody. Tight percussion sequences deliver a smooth rhythm that lead us into the first break where a sublime spoken vocal takes us deeper into the sound. A truly surreal experience that plays with your imagination wonderfully.

Midnight Memories intros with a blissful rising pad on top of a smooth deep bass. Subtle kick drums and a crispy percussion sequence bring a rhythmic flow to the sound as melodies litter the groove. The bass notes come through beautifully as they meander around the sound creating an almost downtempo feel. A superbly crafted slice of uplifting house music that will be a welcome addition to your collection.

Next up we have Kool Kat with its haunting intro filled with deep basses and eerie soundscapes that rattle their way through the sound. A subtle acid style bassline fades in and is joined by muted kicks and effective percussion that get the groove moving nicely. Rich strings rise and fall creating a smooth euphoric vibe that contrasts effortlessly with the ever evolving acid line. The break reveals a much more melodic flow before we get taken back into the main groove for the duration, top notch stuff.

Rounding off this fantastic four tracker we have River In The Woods. The intro brings a brilliantly contrasting sequence filled with deep bass drones and bright synth notes. Cool kick drums and crispy percussions form up and deliver a nice and solid rhythmic flow. The break keeps the percussion section going which is joined by various sounds that capture the imagination beautifully. A nice early morning track to start your day, perfect.

#beyondbeats #greenmartian

2 March 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 15 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our Afterhour Trax compilation series continues its dominance of the progressive world with instalment number 15. Set your mind to be invaded by some of the very best progressive house grooves around from highly regarded labels including Bonzai Progressive, Sudam, Mistique Music and Green Martian. The artist roster for this edition features artists at the top of their game including the likes of, Airwave, Monojoke, TFC, Alex Vidal, Kintar, Alfonso Muchacho, Audio Noir, 21Street, Greenage,+Ewan Rill, Phi Phi, Loquai, Mathov, Napalm & Dphrag, One Man Groove, Moshic, Diego Ferran, David Duque, Mendexx, Manu Riga, Simos Tagias & Billy Alex, Michael A, Dj Fire, Progress Inn, Thorin, Mark Found, Emlab and Seamless Beat. Get your groove on with these top notch cuts, we promise you will not be disappointed.

#greenmartian #monojoke #alexvidal #21street #ewanrill #loquai #kintar #davidduque #manuriga #michaela #markfound #airwave #tfc #alfonsomuchacho #audionoir #greenage #alexvidal #phiphi #mathov #napalm #dphrag #onemangroove #moshic #diegoferran #mendexx #simostagias #billyalex #djfire #manuriga #progressinn #thorin #emlab #seamlessbeat

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E.F.G. & NEPTUN 505 – FOLLOWED BY EYE (GREEN MARTIAN)

E.F.G. aka Oleg Szyszkin and Neptun 505 aka Marcin Stepien join forces for the stunning Followed By Eye on Green Martian. Oleg got into the electronic sound in the late 90’s through listening to the likes of The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim. In 2005 he got into Trance and Tech Trance before finding Techno and groovy deep basses. His aim is to merge these two worlds and ultimately define his own E.F.G sound. This journey has taken him far and wide with slots on many radio stations including Insomnia FM, Proton Radio and Houseradio. A part of the Electronic Tree Crew, he has also worked on many other labels. Marcin is no stranger to the GM stable, his last outing, Zulu EP which showed off his tribal style and was very well received. He has worked extensively with many artists over the years including many times with Oleg, they even debuted together back in 2008 with Trainman Of Switzerland. An exciting duo with plenty to offer and we hope to see more from these guys soon.

The title track, Followed By Eye, gets us moving with a smooth progressive house vibe that strolls along effortlessly carrying you along for the ride. The intro boasts a distant percussion and drum pattern as vibrato strings bring a rich sound. Tribalistic drum patterns emerge and get the rhythm flowing before a deep throbbing bass takes over the sound. Smooth melodic phrases are splattered across the sound beautifully and give a nice warm glow to the track. The break reveals a super sweet melodic sequence complete with rising strings and excellent voices that add a great character to the sound. The perfect remedy for the Winter months, this track will be hot ticket on the floors no doubt.

Mindtrip is aptly titled as right from the off we are attacked by a pounding kick with strange rising synths flowing through. A distinctive spoken vocal lurches out and the track breaks to reveal a surreal sequence of mixed sounds that really penetrate the mind. Those chunky kicks are joined by a round of slapped drums that bring a tribal element to the groove. On the main break, just when you thought the track couldn’t get any more trippy, we are faced with an ever rising wall of strings and pads alongside that deep voice which will blow your mind. A superb slice of mind melting prog here that is a must have.

#efg #neptun505 #greenmartian

16 February 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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