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PAUL SAWYER – I KNOW (GREEN MARTIAN)

Winchester, England born Paul Sawyer debuts on Green Martian with this sublime two tracker entitled I Know. Paul is a serious hands on artist who is not afraid to get his hands dirty trying new things and looking for the next melody or harmony. Inspired by his younger brother, one of the original DJ’s on the free rave scene around Hampshire. Paul would later start to learn the art of mixing once the parties had started to move into clubs, developing a serious vinyl habit and embracing the pioneering, cutting edge dance music of the time. As the expansion of the house music movement started to take hold of the early 90´s, Paul´s DJ career blossomed as a valued resident at a flurry of new, enticing clubbing hotspots around the home counties, including the House of Windsor parties, of which his first appearance involved warming up for major influencer and teenage hero Sasha. After several stints in Ibiza he returned to the UK and by the late noughties he was cited one of DJ Mag´s Top 10 Resident DJ’s in the UK and quoted by Mixmag as a DJ to look out for. He soon moved into production and launched his label Krafted, which saw multiple releases with Konneqt, Whartone Records, Sweep the Floor, Suffused Music and Cockpitch Records amongst others. Paul’s new project Soultrak, with long time free-party buddy and fellow DJ Paul Moore is making waves across the underground, while his original productions are gleaning support from industry key players. Great to have him on board here at GM and we hope to see more in the future.

I Know is a beautifully constructed hybrid track that will slot easily into different style sets with ease. A tight drum arrangement leads the way over a dancey bassline that lures you in with its phat charms. Cascading synths deliver subtle melodies alongside a superb mesmerizing vocal while cool FX add colour to the sound. The break is a brilliant sequence that will keep you locked with anticipation before those solid beats come crashing through for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Fight For Love takes us on a sublime journey filled with serene landscapes, sweet melodics and a solid, tight break beat drum arrangement. Throughout the track we’re pleasantly surprised by the endless variations on the melody that can be interpreted. A strong spoken vocal provides a captivating narrative the piques the interest while that punchy kick drum dishes out its breaks patterns. Fantastic stuff that will be a welcome addition in any collection.

#paulsawyer #greenmartian

 

27 March 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

J. MICHAEL KOBER – A BRIEF INFINITY FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Based in Billings, USA, J. Michael Kober debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic tow tracker entitled A Brief Infinity. J. Michael Kober is a relative newcomer to the scene, over the years he has familiarized himself with the technology and techniques that would eventually allow him to develop his sound, a blend of Progressive, Tech and Psy Trance with a focus on deep, dark, aggressive rhythms. A demo sent to JOOF Recordings in early 2010 caught the attention of John 00 Fleming, who featured it as the track of the month on his radio show and promptly signed it to his label, enlisting Magnus for the remix. Subsequent releases performed very well indeed as many top artists began to take notice. His DJ career began in 2009 with a residency on Sense.FM. The Essential Edge aired for over a year before he cancelled it due to creative differences. J. Michael has been very supportive in developing the local scene, working with promoters, using different events and club nights to explore other electronic styles. Much more to come from this guy in the future, well worth keeping an eye on.

J. Michael Kober – A Brief Infinity, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #jmichaelkober #greenmartian

15 March 2017 UPDATES Read more

J. MICHAEL KOBER – A BRIEF INFINITY (GREEN MARTIAN)

Based in Billings, USA, J. Michael Kober debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic tow tracker entitled A Brief Infinity. J. Michael Kober is a relative newcomer to the scene, over the years he has familiarized himself with the technology and techniques that would eventually allow him to develop his sound, a blend of Progressive, Tech and Psy Trance with a focus on deep, dark, aggressive rhythms. A demo sent to JOOF Recordings in early 2010 caught the attention of John 00 Fleming, who featured it as the track of the month on his radio show and promptly signed it to his label, enlisting Magnus for the remix. Subsequent releases performed very well indeed as many top artists began to take notice. His DJ career began in 2009 with a residency on Sense.FM. The Essential Edge aired for over a year before he cancelled it due to creative differences. J. Michael has been very supportive in developing the local scene, working with promoters, using different events and club nights to explore other electronic styles. Much more to come from this guy in the future, well worth keeping an eye on.

A Brief Infinity delivers a solid progressive groove with a probing bassline that stands out brilliantly through the track. A tight drum arrangement and rhythmic percussion sequence dishes out a smooth rhythm as dark synths lurk in the background. An array of quality FX add some very nice textures to the sound and help create the intricate structure of the groove. Various tweaked chords drive the track beautifully and contrast starkly with the more brighter elements. A top notch slice that will not disappoint.

Right from the first few bars we get completely hooked on Cities In The Sand with its underlying Psy progressive groove. A fantastic, solid construction that drives with a fierce edge filled with big, brash sounds that will fill every nook and cranny of the room. Everything about this one screams floorfiller thanks to a chugging bassline and classic sounding synth leads. A sure fire dancefloor destroyer here that is not to be missed.

#jmichaelkober #greenmartian

 

13 March 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX 21 (GREEN MARTIAN)

Afterhour Trax continues on its run of delivering top quality progressive grooves and, volume 21 is no exception. We’ve gathered together 20 of the finest cuts from our latest releases so you can get them straight into your live crates. Tracks and remixes from Stan Kolev, Airwave, Jam El Mar, Matan Caspi, Nico Parisi, Gai Barone, Manu Riga, Anthony G, Crocy, Platunoff, Kˆschk, AudioStorm, Nico Parisi, Naxound, G Rubens, Man on the Moon, Michael Berklin, Steve Sai, Ruslan Vashkevich, Daniel Curotto, Traveltech, Samotarev, Jamie Baggotts, Dofamine, Jadeck & Margolin Whirlpool, Config & Stemvork, Persya, Don Longton and Mendexx, will guarantee satisfaction from the floors.

#greenmartian #stankolev #airwave #matancaspi #nicoparisi #manuriga #crocy #platunoff #audiostorm #glebrubens #naxound #manonthemoon #michaelberklin #ruslanvashkevich #danielcurotto #traveltech #samotarev #dofamine #jadeck #margolin #persya #donlongton #mendexx #jamelmar #gaibarone #anthonyg #koschk #stevesai #jamiebaggotts #config #stemvork

3 March 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

TEMPORARILY UNKNOWN – FINAL DESTINATION (GREEN MARTIAN)

Cairo based DJ and producer duo Shady Sabry and Ahmed El Touny make up Temporarily Unknown and here they debut on Green Martian with the superb Final Destination. They started to produce music around 5 years ago separately, until 2016 when they combined forces and decided to take it to the next level delivering some Deep ,Tech and Groovy beats. They both share the same passion for exploring, creating and experimenting with sounds and this is what drives them. The guys already boast an impressive catalogue of unreleased tracks that get lots of air time on different radio stations in the Middle East such as Nile FM, Marina Fm and many more. Their tracks are championed by some dance music icons like DJ Carlos and more. We’re delighted to have these guys on board and we just know the future will be bright for these stars of Egypt.

First Destination is a wonderfully crafted slice of melodic progressive house that will slot effortlessly into any late night set. Solid beats are in place for the duration as a hypnotic bassline strolls through the track, drawing us in. Superbly crafted percussions generate a smooth flowing rhythm while subtle melodies play out. The vocal is stunning, mysterious and captivating and will force you into deep though. The break is simply divine here, the melodies sweep through alongside that vocal and intense bass pads delivering a euphoric moment. A fantastic debut for these guys, check it out.

Legacy boasts a strong progressive groove that captivates the mind with its twists and turns. Tight drums lead the way alongside a deep probing bassline. The track delivers a wonderfully rich atmosphere with the use of swirling pads and subtle melodies while on the break we find a mesmerizing piano chord that gets deep into your soul. Distant voices and scattered synths litter the groove adding cool textures to the sound making this a must have track for sure.

#temporarilyunknown #greenmartian

13 February 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ANDY LEAVY – DON’T STOP AFTER MIDNIGHT (GREEN MARTIAN)

Andy Leavy aka Edit Smith debuts on Green Martian with the delectable two tracker entitled Don’t Stop After Midnight. Andy is a UK based producer and DJ from the Midlands who has forged an underground career as a warm up DJ for the likes of Nero, Chase & Status and Knife Party. He has produced tracks with Rob Sparx as DTM (Dirty Thieving Mongrels) for several underground progressive & electronic labels such as Inner Space Records, Blurred Vision and Migration Records. Previous DTM releases were supported by Nick Warren, James Zabiela, Laurent Garnier and John Graham and featured by DJ, IDJ, Music and M8 Magazine reviewers.

Don’t Stop After Midnight is a beautifully crafted slice that explores the deeper recesses of progressive house. Right from the off we’re lulled by lush tones from the deep basses and well rounded kicks. Contrastingly sharp synths slice through the lower frequencies as does the crispy hi hats. Subtle arps cascade through the sound with sweet melodies at their core. As the layers build we are treated to some cool warped basses that tie the track together perfectly. Top notch stuff not to be missed.

Welcome The Darkness goes deep into the progressive house abyss with a sublime offering full of warmth and contrasting dark edges. Chunky kicks lead the way as a cacophony of percussions form into a solid rhythm. Cool vocals litter the sound adding character alongside lush pads and subtle melodies. The bassline drives the track brilliantly with a dominating power that will most definitely entice bodies to the floor. Excellent stuff.

#andyleavy #greenmartian

30 January 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

MAXIM VOZISOV – M31 ANDROMEDA (GREEN MARTIAN)

Maxim Vozisov debuts on Green Martian with M31 Andromeda which comes with a superb remix from Kevin Vega. Maxim is an electronic musician from Yekaterinburg, Russia and the very first piece of music printed on his mind in his early childhood was a track from the French group Space with Magic Fly. As a teenager he had no ideas about dance music, until he listened to U96’s Das Boot, then he discovered rave. He soon found house music in the ever changing world and he became a fan of Daft Punk, Orbital, Air, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers and many more. Sasha became an inspiration for him as he found his own sound and nurtured his own talents. After a period of time he got serious about music and began performing in clubs in Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region. He organized different events and recorded lots of compilations, many of which were broadcasted on various radio stations. In the last few years he turned to producing his own music, he has opened his mind to explore sound and find his own unique style.

The Original Mix carries a solid progressive groove that will sit perfectly in any set. The big hitter here is that pulsating bassline that rises and falls effortlessly with the groove. Around the bass we find a tight drum arrangement complete with chunky kick drums and intricate patterns that set the rhythm loose. Swirling pads create wonderful textured layers and add to the captivating trait that runs throughout. A definite must have no doubt.

Kevin Vega is back on remix duties and once again he delivers the goods. A stalwart on the scene Kevin’s work is highly respected and always appreciated. We recently got treated to his The Crimson King over at Bonzai Progressive and that along with this fantastic effort will ensure that 2017 starts with a bang. Always a pleasure to have this guy’s work drop into the mailbox and we always look forward to more. On the remix here Kevin gets us settled into superb progressive groove with his beautifully crafted sound. Chunky kick drums lead the way before a powerful, probing bassline comes through to take over. Expertly crafted FX and a rhythmic drum sequence ensure maximum impact on the floors while becoming locked on the infectious groove. Lots going on here so no doubt this one will be revisited many times.

#maximvozisov #greenmartian #kevinvega

16 January 2017 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ALIEN WAVES – BASIC MOOD (GREEN MARTIAN)

Alien Waves debuts on Green Martian with the trippy progressive vibes of Basic Mood which comes in two flavours that are sure to keep any set rocking. First up we have the Original Mix with its wonderfully dynamic sound that covers everything from trippy analogue acid lines to orchestral stabs. A super tight drum arrangement with a chunky kick drum at the helm dishes out a solid rhythm while deep low end basses add warmth. An array of sounds combine beautifully delivering a somewhat unorthodox construction that is both intriguing and mesmerizing. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Next we have the Remix version which carries a straight up progressive trance persona that is full of drive and energy. Nice gated synths provide the intro as a punchy kick drum and crispy hats following. A deep hypnotic bass tone dominates the low end as a myriad of sounds start to layer up. Strong piano chords, squelchy acid shots and a superb gated vox are all on show here and come together brilliantly to take us to another level. A definite must have track for any late night set.

#alienwaves #greenmartian

26 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JUMPERS_27 – FEEL YOU (GREEN MARTIAN)

Jakarta, Indonesia based DJ and producer Chris.M aka Krishna Prabawa returns to Green Martian after a bit of a hiatus under his new guise Jumpers_27 and the impressive Feel You EP. With many releases under his belt during his time with Bonzai, Krishna delivers yet again in his true professional style. Great to see him back once again and we hope to see much more in the future.

The Original Mix carries a very distinctive sound that would certainly befit Krishna’s native land. Right from the off we are thrust into a world filled with rich and beautiful melodies dished out via a cascading arpeggio. Throughout the track we are mesmerized by a stunning vocal that delivers a wonderfully warming vibe and which fits so perfectly with the Balearic bassline. The groove intensifies on the break with a wall of synths delivering a sublime progressive trance vibe that lingers for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

The Chris.M Remix takes things up a notch or two with his pacey driving groove made up of a solid drum arrangement and a throbbing bass that lurks on the low end. Punchy kicks and bright crispy hi hats lead the way as a super tight percussion arrangement delivers an edgy, dark vibe. That wonderfully rich, euphoric vocal dominates the track and is backed up by calming choir voices. On the break we get into a Balearic feel with beautifully plucked guitars and melodic synths before slamming back into full on mode for the duration. Simply amazing, a definite must have.

#jumpers_27 #greenmartian

12 December 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ZEO – VITAL SIGNS (GREEN MARTIAN)

Zeo aka Mexican DJ and producer Eliseo Ramirez Campos holds a strong passion for music. He studies synthesis and electronic music production in G Martell College of music and audio in the city of Mexico. He founded – Fungus Lab a group of producers and DJs to promote culture and the arts using electronic music. His talent allows him to develop in various areas of audio such as mixing, mastering, producing, remixing and DJ jingles. He especially loves to produce his own sound universe with a very fresh and original style that ranges from progressive house , tech house and techno. He has shared the stage with international artists such as Steve Mint, Jossie Telch Ecliptic, Knight and Austere (Undergroove Music Mexico). His tracks have been released on various labels over the last few years and more recently he delivered the superb Cycle EP on Eyepatch Recordings.

Breathing delivers a fresh progressive house sound that will most definitely appeal to many jocks looking for that hybrid slice of house music to transition the night in style. Pumping beats and a strong pulsating bass are the main ingredients that drive this one alongside a side helping of quality house inspired keys and synths. Beautifully rich pads add cool textures to the sound and on the break this becomes distorted by some excellent modulation before we are slammed right back into full on mode. A must have for sure.

Listening is a purely house driven cut that will be the perfect candidate for getting asses on the floors. Punchy kick drums dish out a solid beat as a stuttering bassline leads the way. Cool FX wash over the sound creating a very interesting tapestry while swirling pads enhance the experience. On the break we are treated to some very smooth percussions alongside that lush bass tone that wraps you in a warm embrace. The hypnotic groove eats its way into your soul and you welcome this with open arms and get lost in the moment. A thought provoking piece that will not disappoint.

#zeo #greenmartian

28 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

FILLE V & MATHI – IL EST SAUCISSE (GREEN MARTIAN)

Fille V & Mathi debut on Green Martian with Il Est Saucisse which comes in original and Hypnotised & PatriZe remix flavours. This DJ and producer duo from Belgium focus on creating deep, progressive mystical sounds. Fille V started playing music (guitars and drums) and composing music in 2005, he comes up with fresh melodies and is the tech-guy in the group. His obsession for all genres in music and love for deep music makes his sound unrestricted, unconfined but deep and catchy. Mathi partners on many of Fille V ‘s projects keeps an eye on the overall sound and catchiness of the tracks. He has good ears, to detect anomalies in songs and to make sure Fille V doesn’t overkill with complicated compositions. They have released on many labels including AH Digital, Absurd State, Aeriform, Lincor, Incepto, Clinique and now Green Martian.

The Original Mix intros with a subtle kick drum that lulls you in as swirling pads and FX create a mysterious atmosphere. The kicks get an added thump and drives the track beautifully on its progressive course. Sweet melodies float through the sound as a mesmerizing vocal fades in. Deep, lush basses take over locking you into its infectious groove. The track builds beautifully with a welcoming, warm embrace that will allow you to lose yourself and dream away. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

Hypnotised & PatriZe also debut on Green Martian with a superb remix. This Belgian DJ and producer duo have been making some serious noise over the last number of years. Their catalogue of works consistently appears high in many charts and their sound is championed by top jocks all over the world. It’s awesome to see home-grown talent grace our labels and hopefully we’ll see much more from these guys in the future. On the remix here the guys ramp up the pressure with an excellent driving progressive vibe that picks up right from the off. A wonderfully warm bassline is the main force behind the groove and is joined by stunning pads, bright melodic arps and a hypnotic synth line that keeps you hooked on for the duration. A fantastic slice of prog that is a must have track for any late night or early morning session.

#fillev #mathi #greenmartian #hypnotised #patrize

14 November 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD & DJ FIRE – FIRST FLIGHT TO MARS (GREEN MARTIAN)

Two stalwarts of Bonzai join together for the first time to deliver the two tracker First Flight To Mars. Blufeld and DJ Fire are names synonymous with Bonzai, Jurgen Leyers aka DJ Fire is considered with legendary status given his vast back catalogue across many of our labels in the past as well as in recent years. Best known for his work alongside Airwave on their Fire & Ice project, he also has quite an impressive collection of solo works. Still DJing regularly at many retro events you can also check out his new monthly radioshow From The Heart. Blufeld burst onto the Bonzai stage in 2008 and has given nothing but top quality cuts ever since. Always searching for that unique sound, Blufeld prides himself in creating music from the soul to evoke the most emotionally charged response from his listeners. So much more in the pipeline to come from this guy, in the meantime check out his radioshow Stimulus Sessions on DI.FM.

First Flight To Mars delivers an intoxicating hypnotic rhythm filled that draws you in right from the get go. Pounding kick drums lead the way as rhythmic percussions build up forcing you to move towards the floor. A deep solid bassline shores up the low end while arpeggio synths dish out mesmeric patterns. A wonderful energetically charged slice here that will definitely grab a lot of attention.

Whitsand Bay Memories takes us on a journey deep into the world of progressive trance with a hybrid tech undertow. A driving solid groove lies at its core surrounded by some very cool scathing synths and a tight drum arrangement. On the break we are treated to an expertly crafted sequence of synths and bass that create a fantastic atmosphere before those full on beats return keeping us locked on for the duration. Top notch stuff that is not to be missed.

#blufeld #djfire #greenmartian

31 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

JEEVES – MUTATE FEATURED BY BEATPORT

Jeeves debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic Mutate which comes backed up with a remix from music maestro Manu Riga. Mutate is a full on driving progressive groover with some wonderfully crafted melodies that float across the track creating some very nice textures. At its core we get a strong, solid beat which is joined by a throbbing sub bass. Swirling pads and cool FX litter the sound as a mysterious deep spoken vocal comes through. The big hitter here though is the drum section with that pounding kick and crispy hats creating a smooth rhythmic flow. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

Jeeves – Mutate, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!

#beatport #greenmartian #jeeves

19 October 2016 UPDATES Read more

JEEVES – MUTATE (GREEN MARTIAN)

Jeeves debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic Mutate which comes backed up with a remix from music maestro Manu Riga. Mutate is a full on driving progressive groover with some wonderfully crafted melodies that float across the track creating some very nice textures. At its core we get a strong, solid beat which is joined by a throbbing sub bass. Swirling pads and cool FX litter the sound as a mysterious deep spoken vocal comes through. The big hitter here though is the drum section with that pounding kick and crispy hats creating a smooth rhythmic flow. Top notch stuff that will not disappoint.

The ever inspiring Manu Riga is up next with his Hybrid Remix and once again we are given a masterclass in arrangement and in music. 2016? What a year for this guy, his popular album Surrounded was followed by the even more popular Surrounded Remixed, and let’s not forget the multitude of remixes such as this. An ever growing fan base is testament to this guy’s talent and, thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long for his next slice which takes him in a different direction in style and will delight his fans and jocks alike. The remix intros with a nice punchy kick drum that delivers an instant dancefloor vibe. Crispy hi hats and Manu-esque drum patterns get the rhythm moving while club-style female vocals sing out alongside an intriguing spoken narrative. A deep droning bass takes centre stage and draws you in with a little help from some cool synth, arps and FX. The break pulsates drawing in a more intense vibe on this deep and moody tech monster. Another top notch effort that will most definitely not go unnoticed.

#jeeves #greenmartian #manuriga

17 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

HAIG & RAFFI – WAVES OF GRAIN (GREEN MARTIAN)

Lebanese DJ and producer duo Haig & Raffi make their Green Martian debut with the divine progressive groover Waves Of Grain which also features a top notch remix from Blufeld. Haigaz Yossoulkanian and Raffi Nersessian are an illustrious dance music act and have plied their trade for many years offering up quality trance and progressive as they go. Their releases have spanned many top labels including One Little Indian, D.Max Recordings and Sensual Bliss Recordings among others. They’ve also graced the decks and some of the best parties and festivals around the world. The guys have always had a passion for music and in their teenage years this was never more true. They absorbed all the music they could get by attending parties, listening to radio and buying tunes. Trance is their main outlet and it’s this genre that they decided to dissect and find new ways of delivering it in their productions. In 2013 they launched their own label – Sensual Bliss Recordings – which continues to offer top quality sounds. It’s a pleasure to have the guys on board and we hope to hear more from them soon.

The original mix intros with a nice chunky kick drum with shuffling hi hats, giving a smooth rhythmic feel. A deep chugging bassline comes through and the progressive juices begin to flow. Sweeping pads create a wonderful atmosphere as melodic arps with a hint of trance fade in. On the break we’re treated to a beautifully melodic sequence that mesmerizes and captivates before those hypnotic beats return for the duration. Superb stuff that will not disappoint.

One of Bonzai Progressive’s long standing artist’s is up on remix duty, and once again he delivers the good in style. Blufeld’s Progenitor Remix hits the spot with a solid progressive workout that is up there with some of his best work. His last outing Tiefe Gedanken alongside Platunoff was very well received as was his superb remix for Manu Riga’s When The Day Is Done which featured on Manu’s Surrounded Remixed. Blufeld is consistent in his approach to making music and this is manifested in all his works. Aside from producing he continues his Stimulus sessions radio show on DI.FM and regularly features world class DJ’s, the latest being Airwave. This guy just keeps getting better and we always look forward to his music. The remix intros with a fantastic pulsing bass sequence that is soon joined by a thumping kick drum and rhythmic percussions. The sound is hypnotic, drawing you in, taking you into a sublime progressive world. Swirling pads and subtle synth melodies combine beautifully in contrast to that chugging relentless bassline making this one a definite must have track.

#haig #raffi #greenmartian

3 October 2016 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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