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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

25 March 2015 UPDATES Read more

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.

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24 February 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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

DOFAMINE – ZERO (GREEN MARTIAN)

Debut appearance on Green Martian for Dofamine with Zero, which comes backed up with two superb remixes. July 2014 saw Dofamine get a foothold on the scene with Warm on Stripped Digital with subsequent releases on Stripped Recordings and Inmost Records. Well worth keeping any eye on this rising talent.

On the Original Mix you can expect to get a helpful dosing of smooth grooves nicely packaged in a summery vibe. The intro brings a solid rhythmic flow as tight beats do their thing while a side-chained synth creates a warm texture through the sound. A deep bass drone beefs up the groove and takes us straight to the dancefloor for an ass shakin boogie. The track settles into a smooth progressive house groove leaves us wanting more, superb stuff.

One name that keeps cropping up on remix rosters is the veritable Kevin Vega. Known for his tight, professional remixes, we are delighted to see him around the Bonzai HQ once more. His last outing was back in March 2014 with Andromeda and since then he has been in great demand for remix duty. On top of all that, his track Consolidate featured on the chart topping Bonzai & Friends Underground Progressive Collection. The remix here strips down the original and injects that Vega magic which highlights the progressive elements so beautifully. A nice, restrained kick is joined by subtle percussions that make for a steady flowing rhythm. Simple and effective synth melodies start to ease into the sound as the bass bubbles up from below to add a warm touch to the sound. An infectious hook takes over and you find yourself locked into this pure progressive groove. The break zones in on the melodic flavours of the track before we are led right back into full on mode for the duration. Top notch yet again from Kevin.

Green Martian favourites Kindred Spirits hit the remix desk with another fine example of their progressive house brand. May 2014 saw their track Close Up get a great reception from many quarters. Here they bring the remix to life with a very cool percussion led intro that builds up to a nice punchy kick to get the groove on the move. A strong multi-layered bassline comes through as funky keys bring out beautiful textures. This leads up to a sweet piano overlay that is joined by sweeping, rich pads. The break digs deeper into the progressive abyss while keeping a firm grip on those cool house grooves. A definite must have track that will warm up the coldest winter days.

#dofamine #greenmartian #kevinvega #kindredspirits

2 February 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BAZURIK – STREETS (GREEN MARTIAN)

Aktau, Kazakhstan based Bazurik aka Arthur Yessekenov debuts on Green Martian with the fantastic two tracker entitled Streets. The Original Mix intros with a strong punchy kick, crispy sharp hats and a smooth melodic arp that rises and falls to the backdrop of cool synth stabs. The track warms up beautifully as a lush, plucked bassline takes over bringing a wonderful depth to the sound. Swirling pads cascade around in the back and a superb melody gets the goosebumps rising. On the break we are left with those wonderful pads and a subtle guitar sequence. The bass comes back again and leads us into the main groove for the duration resulting in a super smooth progressive groover, top notch stuff.

Aivengo makes his Green Martian debut with this superb remix filled with all the goodness of sweet melodic house music. The intro brings a nice punchy kick with cool percussions filling up the space before a deep and warm bass joins the party alongside sharp high scale piano plinks and plonks. The piano melodies evolve beautifully as deeper chords make an appearance giving off wonderful contrasts and lush textures. The break reveals some very cool and uplifting pad sequences that build up to a brilliant climax, thrusting us back into the main groove. Superb stuff and a track that is definitely not to be missed.

#bazurik #greenmartian

19 January 2015 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

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