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RUSSLAN JAAFREH – THE UNIVERSE WITHIN US (GREEN MARTIAN)

Russlan Jaafreh returns on Green Martian with the fantastic The Universe Within Us. He debuted on our imprint back at the start of 2016 and has also made appearances on many quality labels since. His tracks have graced top labels such as Mistique Music, Mystic Carousel, BQ Recordings, Green Snake, Innertek Recordings and Deepsessions to name a few He is a modest producer who ‘just makes music’, but we think he is something special and we’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing a lot more in the future.

The Universe Within Us intros with a very cool slapped drum sequence that builds up a solid rhythmic flow alongside punchy kick drums and bright crispy hi hats. A deep bass drone fades up and we feel the intensity levels increase. The sound becomes infectious and we find ourselves completely hooked, wanting more, and more we get. The track becomes locked into a solid progressive groove with swirling pads and a chugging bassline that simply do not let up. There is a short respite on the break where a super sweet melody takes over only to be swallowed up by that superb bassline once more. Top notch stuff that you do not want to miss.

Antimatter is a wonderfully crafted progger that will sit perfectly in any peak time set. A nice chunky kick drum leads the way with crispy hi hats and sharp claps joining a solid percussion section. Hypnotic synths stand out against a superb bassline that chugs along, driving the track with gusto while swirling pads create wispy melodies reinforcing the lead synth beautifully. Distant voices are scattered throughout, taking the groove deeper making this a definite must have track.

#russlanjaafreh #greenmartian

22 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

Afterhour Trax 20, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section of the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #manuriga #alexvidal #followinglight #quantus #stevesai #mendexx #audionoir #robertr.hardy #russlanjaafreh #gaibarone #phiphi #blufeld #platunoff #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #scanfix #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #riseandfall #matancaspi #nightshiftmaster #alexeylisin #avesvolare #christopherhermann #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #srinivas #experimentalfeelings aexfly #djdimitri

17 August 2016 UPDATES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 20 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Our long running Afterhour Trax enters its 20th edition, and once again we bring you some of the finest progressive house grooves from our homegrown labels Bonzai Progressive and Green Martian. 20 top notch cuts from the likes of Manu Riga, Gai Barone, Phi Phi, Nico Parisi, Following Light, Audio Noir, Rise and Fall, Quantus, Alex Vidal, Matan Caspi and many more, are all on hand to help you get down and party hard into the twilight hours. A serious weapon for any jock, this one is a must have.

#greenmartian #manuriga #alexvidal #followinglight #quantus #stevesai #mendexx #audionoir #robertr.hardy #russlanjaafreh #gaibarone #phiphi #blufeld #platunoff #pavlinpetrov #nicoparisi #scanfix #yuriyfromrussia #followinglight #riseandfall #matancaspi #nightshiftmaster #alexeylisin #avesvolare #christopherhermann #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #srinivas #experimentalfeelings aexfly #djdimitri

16 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MICHAEL DOW – PLANISPHERE (GREEN MARTIAN)

Veteran DJ and producer Michael Dow joins the Green Martian ranks with the epic prog trancer Planisphere. Since 2006 London native Michael boasts a hugely impressive back catalogue on a multitude of top labels and has worked with the best of the best during this time. He runs his own mastering and production studio – Alderney Studio – which explains the sheer quality in his work. A nod to the highly respected Planisphere (Laurent Veronnez and Georges Petkidis) who dominated the Green Martian sound back in the day? Maybe so, all we know is, it’s awesome.

If you like your progressive trance atmospheric and with an epic retro flavour and full of melody then you’ve found the right track. Both the Original and Extended mixes offer up a sublime trek deep into the prog trance sound. Planisphere epitomises the genre with a full on tight drum section filled with chunky beats and wonderfully rhythmic percussions. The bassline bubbles up from below and grabs a hold of your inner groove to get you moving. The extended mix focuses in on the epicness with a seriously superb breakdown that creates a beautifully immersive sequence filled with rich pads and euphoric melodies. After the break we’re right back into those pumping beats and the infectious groove. Definitely one for the peak time sets that will send any crowd into the stratosphere.

#michaeldown #greenmartian

1 August 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JADECK & MARGOLIN – WHIRLPOOL (GREEN MARTIAN)

Israel based producers Jadeck Berger and Max Margolin join forces to deliver their Green Martian debut entitled Whirlpool, which also comes backed up with two top notch remixes. The guys met in 2000 and have worked closely together on many projects over the years including remixes, original material and radio shows. Max grew up listening to many various styles of music but in 2000 he was heavily influenced by the radio show Oslo Nights and found his way into progressive which became an integral part of his music creation. In 2003 he developed his music making skills and refined his DJ sets on various radio shows. Jadeck grew up listening to early 90’s acts such as E-Type, Ace Of Base The Prodigy and Dr Alban. He moved to Israel in 1999 where he continued to delve into his passion for music. After meeting Max in 2000 they conceived several concepts for radio shows and in 2003 they launched TLV Nights on party107 where they showcased the best in progressive house and progressive trance. During this time Jadeck was honing his own music making skills with an aim to create beautiful atmospheric sounds.

The Original Mix intros with a superb pounding kick drum with noisy risers filling up the space before a deep, droning bass comes through. As the percussions start to layer up a warm synth rises in the background creating a truly mesmerizing sequence. Various other synths enter the composition alongside an uplifting voice that captivates the mind. On the break we are treated to some intense pads and that beautiful voice before slamming right back into full on mode and those thumping kicks and powerful droning bass. Top notch stuff and a must have for sure.

Prolific Belgian DJ, producer, composer, writer and all round hugely talented artist Manu Riga steps up for remix duties and delivers yet another fine slice of progressive goodness for us to indulge. Adriaan remains busy in the studio despite going through a rough time in regards to his health. He is an inspiration to many and offers up his wealth of musical knowledge to help others achieve their goals. With much more on the way from this guy we’re sure that this one will get the progressive taste buds going. The remix intros with a nice punchy kick drum with accompanying percussive elements. A thick, low end bassline soon comes in and takes over, forcing you to move with its infectious groove. Cool FX go off throughout the track as warm synths are introduced. After the first short break we are well and truly locked on and on the main break we are taken higher with an expertly crafted sequence filled with cascading arps and sweet melodics. Another fine slice of Manu Riga style progressive house that is most definitely not to be missed.

Config aka Wouter Vermeire and Stemvork join forces to dish out a tasty progressive treat for us on the remix which intros with a chunky kick drum and a cool display of crispy hats and percussions. Swirling pads fill the spectrum as a stunning bassline begins to fade. When the bassline is up to full power the track delves into a solid progressive groove that will definitely get the floor moving. The track hypnotizes as the layers combine, short stabby synths break through but the tight arrangement keeps you locked in. On the break a softer more subdued side of the track appears filled with beautiful melodies and a warming bass tone that offers a soothing respite before the track gets back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff indeed.

#jadeck #margolin #greenmartian

11 July 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

HISTORUS – GLASS ROSE (GREEN MARTIAN)

Oleg Historus aka Historus debuts on Green Martian with the wonderful two tracker Glass Rose. Oleg brings his expertly crafted brand of deep house and progressive grooves to the GM camp. A DJ, producer and musician he started his career as a rhythm guitarist in a hard rock band. For several years, he was looking for new sounds and he was inspired by the deep sound of techno music. Sometime later, he switched to a deeper-sounding music, such as Tech House and Deep House. He has released quality tracks on various labels including Baroque, Hydrogen, Bavaria Recordings and System Recordings to name just a few. In 2008 he had started his own label – Historus, which gave an opportunity for little-known musicians to exercise their creativity. For a few years he was a resident in several clubs and internet radio podcasts. Currently, his company is engaged in dance projects, producing and organization. We welcome Oleg to GM where we’ve no doubt his sound will shine.

Glass Rose is a masterclass in deep house with a subtle sprinkling of progressive flavour over the sound. Tight beats and crisp, clear percussions deliver a fine flowing rhythm as cool FX and swirling pads create a wonderful atmosphere. The bassline chugs along with an easy groove that becomes infectious to the soul and will force you to move to the floor. With cool melodies that contrast beautifully with the deep vibes we’ve no doubt that this one will turn a few heads.

Get Me Out Of Silence offers up a deliciously smooth deep house groove that captivates from beginning to end. Nice big chunky kick drums come into play alongside bright crispy hi hats tight percussion patterns. A thick, warm bassline drives the track and provides a solid deep groove that attracts many layers. Ethereal pads mesmerize and are the perfect accompaniment for the smooth arps and melodies. Top notch stuff and a must have track for sure.

#historus #greenmartian

27 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

EUGENE BECKER – BUTTERFLY EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

Making his debut Green Martian appearance with the sublime Butterfly EP, we have Russian producer Eugene Becker aka Eugene Dolzhenko delivering the goods and doing it in style. With an impressive release list already on various labels including Pleasure Records, DigiCom, Incepto, Nueva and OLD SQL Recordings we know we’re in for a real treat. Great to have this gifted artist on board, and we hope to see much more in the future.

Butterfly open with a fresh percussion arrangement that gathers pace as the layers are added. A cool steady rhythm forms up before warm, lush pads break through and wash the sound in a kaleidoscope of colour. A powerful deep and probing bassline punches through the sound to dominate and set the track firmly into a wonderfully rich progressive groove. The break throws up some sweet melodic phrases alongside a distant breaks arrangement before we get slammed right back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch stuff indeed, a must have.

Perfect Storm delivers a deep and trancey vibe with its dark tones and swirling melodic pads and synths. Beautifully crafted arps are scattered throughout creating wonderful textures in the sound. The synths are perfectly balanced in this one with various patterns forming up and opening wide to bring that sublime trance vibe. On the break we are treated to a melancholic sequence that fades out to reveal more of those fantastic synths that will surely keep the floors rocking. A superb trance cut that will provide the perfect fodder for any building set.

#eugenebecker #greenmartian

13 June 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NIGHT SHIFT MASTER – MOOD CONTROL EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

Ukraine born and now based in Israel, DJ and producer Night Shift Master aka Vlad Medvedev debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Mood Control EP. Vlad was born in Ukraine in 1982, and started to study in a music school when he was 6 years old. After completing his studies at the music school (focusing on Violin and Piano), he graduated from the music academy of his home town, when he was 16. Later on he moved to Israel, and continued his music studies by taking classes at BPM, Tel Aviv’s most famous academy for music production. While getting his B.A degree in audio technology and sound engineering, he produced music in the styles of Deep House, Tech House, Progressive House, Progressive Trance. Vlad has been also composing music for movies, commercials, performs as a DJ and participates in many other music projects. During his DJ sets, Vlad incorporates performance that are special and unique.

Mood Control intros with a solid pounding kick drum and subtle hats before a cool synths come through alongside scattered vocal snippets. A wonderfully warm, deep bassline is introduced and the track gets locked into an excellent progressive house groove for the duration. A retro themed FM bass also lurks within the groove here and will definitely get the feet to the floors. As the layers build the track evolves beautifully with subtle melodies delivered by a cool acoustic pluck. This becomes prominent on the break and is joined by a pulsing pad that takes us to the lead synth before we get slammed right back into action. Top notch stuff.

Deep house vibes ooze out of the next track, Into You. The intro boasts a punchy kick drum and some deep bass hits alongside crispy hi hats. The bass takes on a fantastic club inspired groove that gives off a retro vibe and will definitely get asses on floors for sure. A superb raspy female vocal rings out through the track and beefs up the dance appeal. Cool swirling pads float overhead along with equally cool synths stabs making this a definite must have track that will rock any party no doubt.

Fields intros with a classic deep house groovy vibe made up of chunky kick drums, crispy hi hats and a warm bass. The bass moves beautifully through the sound and is joined by some superb synth stabs creating a bouncy vibe. Distant vocals litter the sound and add very cool textures to the sound. The big hitter here has got to be the synths that personify the deep house sound beautifully. On the break the sound is filtered against those cool vocals before the bass comes back joined by classic piano stabs. This one has it all, deep, sexy, groovy vibes to light up any set.

#nightshiftmaster #greenmartian

30 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

J’DAN – ENDORPHINE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

J’Dan marks a full debut appearance on Green Martian with the superb Endorphine which comes backed up with a quality remix from Following Light. J’Dan first appeared back in December 2015 on remix duties for Chandrama’s Lost In Nubra on Bonzai Progressive which turned out to be a quality slice of prog with great support. A rising artists with a wealth of talent, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.

J’Dan – Endorphine, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #j’dan

18 May 2016 UPDATES Read more

J’DAN – ENDORPHINE (GREEN MARTIAN)

J’Dan marks a full debut appearance on Green Martian with the superb Endorphine which comes backed up with a quality remix from Following Light. J’Dan first appeared back in December 2015 on remix duties for Chandrama’s Lost In Nubra on Bonzai Progressive which turned out to be a quality slice of prog with great support. A rising artists with a wealth of talent, well worth keeping an eye and an ear on.

The Original Mix opens with a cool drum pattern that saunters along gathering momentum before a powerful kick drum comes through to lead the way. Noisy rising FX are littered throughout and build up a solid wall of sound. The bassline comes out of nowhere and settles the track into its deep progressive groove as pads ebb and flow overhead. Expertly crafted synths provide snippets of melody as the groove intensifies before we head into the break and a truly epic sequence unfolds. A maelstrom of sounds come out in the break with each bringing their own colour and texture creating a wonderfully surreal composition as a pulsing bass keeps the rhythm flowing. After the break we get locked on once more as this solid slice of epic progressive house drives on. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Ukranian born Kirill Guk aka Following Light provides the remix and delivers a solid slice once more. After a few remixes in the last couple of years, Kirill enjoyed his first full release on Green Martian with Dell towards the end of 2015. But this guy has been around for a long time and has seen his work released on several top labels. Great to see him back once again and we hope to see more soon. As we’d expect the quality is dripping off the remix. The intro sets us up for a fantastic journey through the deeper side of progressive house. Nice chunky kick drums are laced with shuffling rhythmic percussions as a deep, lush bass bubbles up from below. Cool synths start to ease into the groove bringing a sweeter side to the deeper elements. The break throws up some very nice synths that take the sound higher before that superb bassline and tight drum arrangement kicks back in for the duration. Excellent stuff, perfect for any late night session.

#j’dan #greenmartian

16 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ASKIN DEDEOGLU – WHITE (GREEN MARTIAN)

Bulgarian born and now residing in Turkey, DJ and producer Askin Dedeoglu debuts on Green Martian with the superb White which comes in two flavours namely Re-Awakening and Al-Kan’s Hard Drug Mix. Askin became interested in electronic music around 1990 and in 1994 he started to DJ securing gigs at various night clubs. In 2005 he started to look into producing while working in the IT industry. His first release came in 2014 and was representative of the sounds he was creating between 2005 and 2008. Tracks he made between 2008 and 2012 were part of his second album Route 34 and all tracks after that make up his hugely impressive back catalogue. Delighted to have him on board and hopefully we will be seeing much more from this guy in the future.

White (Re-Awakening) intros with a nice smooth percussive driven groove that builds up to deliver a rhythmic vibe before a punchy kick drum comes through to take control. Superb dark laced synth stabs get the progressive juices flowing as cascading arps do their thing. On the low end a deep probing bass lurks that carries the groove with ease. Throw in some warm chords and expertly crafted FX and you have yourself the perfect recipe to get any floor moving.

Al-Kan debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the Hard Drug Mix of White. This one delivers a fine slice of progressive vibes that start off with some tasty beats to get the groove moving. Chunky kick drums and crispy hi hats are on hand to get us on to the floors while a solid probing bassline ramps up the prog groove. Throughout the track we’re treated to an array of cascading arps. On the break lush chord stabs take over before we get slammed back to full on mode for the duration, top notch stuff.

#askindedeoglu #greenmartian #al-kan

2 May 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SEBASTIAN BUSTO featuring PAULA MELICCI – TEMPTATION FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Innovative Argentine DJ and producer Sebastian Busto debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Temptation which features a wonderful vocal from fellow Buenos Aires native Paula Melicci. The Original Mix sets out with a cool percussion led intro before a nice and solid kick drum joins in. A lush offset bass comes through and gives the track a nice classic feel as those drums continue to build up a steady flowing rhythm. Warm pads float overhead as various one shot synths come in to tease us. The break throws up a real smooth acoustic guitar riff over a fantastic vocal from Paula that drips with charm and sophistication. A stand out track with a stunning vocal you will not want to miss.

Sebastian Busto featuring Paula Melicci – Temptation, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #sebastianbusto #paulamelicci

21 April 2016 UPDATES Read more

SEBASTIAN BUSTO FEATURING PAULA MELICCI – TEMPTATION (GREEN MARTIAN)

Innovative Argentine DJ and producer Sebastian Busto debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the superb Temptation which features a wonderful vocal from fellow Buenos Aires native Paula Melicci. The Original Mix sets out with a cool percussion led intro before a nice and solid kick drum joins in. A lush offset bass comes through and gives the track a nice classic feel as those drums continue to build up a steady flowing rhythm. Warm pads float overhead as various one shot synths come in to tease us. The break throws up a real smooth acoustic guitar riff over a fantastic vocal from Paula that drips with charm and sophistication. A stand out track with a stunning vocal you will not want to miss.

A highly regarded figure on the circuit – Manu Riga aka Adriaan Baussens steps up for remix duty with his Progrezz Remix. With an ever growing fan base Manu Riga continues to ply his trade using only the finest quality sounds in everything he touches. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting one with his first album as Manu Riga scheduled for release this Summer, and we don’t mind telling you that it is a special one. Stay tuned for more from this guy as he never disappoints. Manu beefs up the sound here as his remix takes a direct line to an in your face progressive stomper. Big powerful kicks are flanked by cool percussions that dish out a steady rhythm with a bubbling deep bassline lurking underneath. The vocals get a makeover with added dynamics as that bassline intensifies. On the break the track peters out to leave just swirling pads that soon make way for that stunning vocal from Paula. A monster track from the master, a definite must have no doubt.

Russlan Jaafreh is up next on remix duty and once again he delivers the good in style. Russlan marked his Green Martian debut back at the end of 2015 with Pluto To Mercury, which gained great support, so we drafted him in on the remix for more of his sublime progressive goodness. On the remix Russlan takes us on a smooth tripped out progressive journey filled with a plethora of sounds that blend together effortlessly. A super tight drum section leads the way and is accompanied by a warm bassline that sits perfectly on the low end commanding the groove. Paula’s vocal stands out wonderfully adding cool textures that contrast nicely with the deeper elements of the track. Great stuff that will definitely grab a lot of attention.

#sebastianbusto #paulamelicci #greenmartian #manuriga #russlanjaafreh

18 April 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

DYRON – TOGETHER EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

Dyron aka Lucas Bika returns to Green Martian in fine style with this superb three tracker entitled Together EP. His last outing was way back in May 2015 with Beyond Horizon which gained great support from many quarters and we’ve no doubt this sublime take on progressive house vibes will follow suit.

The title track – Together, intros with a bustling flair of beats and percussions that set up a steady rhythmic flow that gets the body moving. Cool house chord stabs sit on the offbeat and give the track a wonderful textured layer. A deep pulsing, throbbing bass gives the sound a smooth groove that will definitely keep the floors filled. The big hitter here are those stunning vocals that project beautifully through the sound. The vocals deliver a solid character to the track that will appeal to many for sure, a must have.

Feeling sets out with a pumping kick drum and sharp hi hat combi as various percussions begin to form up bringing a cool rhythm. A beautifully warm synth bass come through and suddenly you find yourself locked into a vibe that makes you wish the summer was here already. A wonderful cascading melodic arp fills the track delivering a spritely upbeat kinda groove that hooks you in for the duration. The perfect track to get you in the mood on a warm sun-kissed beach or terrace.

Dream Of You intros with a dark pad and sharp bright snares alongside crispy hats and a punchy kick drum. A warm melodic arp flows through the track and is soon joined by a superb probing bass that drives the track brilliantly. A raspy vocal comes though and makes way for a stunning, fresh vocal that provides an uplifting quality. The music and the vocals are the perfect match making this a perfect track for those late night sets.

#dyron #greenmartian

4 April 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 19 FEATURED BY BEATPORT

After Hour Trax 19 offers up a fresh selection of some of the very best in deep progressive and house vibes. Enhance your personal collection or give your sets a boost from a choice of 20 infectious grooves. Tracks and remixes from the likes of John 00 Fleming, Manu Riga, Youngen, Audio Noir, Gai Barone, Mendexx, Rise and Fall, Luciano Delgado, Mathov, Alexey Lisin, Rick Pier O’Neil, Alex Vidal and Matt Holliday, among others, are on hand to satisfy your thirst for quality sounds and get the weekend moving in the right direction.

Afterhour Trax 19, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #gaibarone #alexvidal #altek #manuriga #audionoir #rickpiero’neil #ruslanvashkevich #youngen #john00fleming #lokkavox #mendexx #dharmalogy #chandrama #alexeylisin #alexandrapride #experimentalfeelings #mattholliday #abity #riseandfall #mathov #quantus #vinceaoun #timaaron #vladad’shake #persya #seconds #lucianodelgado

30 March 2016 UPDATES Read more

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