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Afterhour Trax is now in its 14th instalment and continues to deliver the finest collection of the deepest progressive grooves around. 20 carefully selected essential cuts from 6 top rated labels including Bonzai Progressive, Mistique Music, Green Martian, JOOF and Kunai are the perfect recipe for extending your party well into the small hours and beyond.
Original works and remixes from artists like Airwave, Astropilot, Loquai, Mathov, Nico Parisi, Lonely Sun, Nicolas Agudelo, Alex Vidal, Michael & Levan & Stiven Rivic, Darkployers, Moshic, Frangellico, Horizons, Manu Riga, Blue Haze, Louis Desero, Deep Fog, Steve Sai, Namatjira, Reflection Soul, Audio Noir, Monojoke, Alexander Saykov, Robert R Hardy and Subconscious Tales are all on hand to keep your party rocking.
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One Man Groove return to Green Martian with the superb three tracker Broken. Summer 2013 saw his debut with Missing You which gained a lot of support across the board.
First up is Broken with its surreal atmospheric intro comprising a beautifully toned kick alongside some sweeping pads. Steady flowing rhythms are introduced with a cool percussion arrangement that shuffles along nicely. Melodic pads begin to ease their way through taking the track to the next level of prog house. On the break the melodies shine and climax with smooth build up right back into the main groove and taking us along for the ride. Brilliant stuff that is not to be missed.
Star Roads is up next and intros with a chunky kick and complex percussion pattern arrangement that really brings the vibe alive. A deep throbbing bass comes through and brings a techno flavour that bonds beautifully with the drum section. Lots of percussions going off all around giving the track a boost of energy that will light up any floor. The break throws up a curve ball as grainy distorted flutes take over bringing an organic feel to the sound. Top notch stuff yet again from One Man Groove.
Stolen Memories sets off with a nice punchy clipped kick with some cool atmospheric FX in the background. Out of nowhere a superbly deep and resonating bass creeps in to the sound and locks you right into its progressive house grip. The percussions throw up a solid rhythmic groove alongside intermittent keys that are subtly sweet. The break reveals more of these keys before sliding into a cool synth hook that takes us back into the main sound with short build up as the journey continues. Progressive house at its best and a definite must for those longer, intelligent sets.
It’s been almost a year since we last saw Rishi K. over at Green Martian HQ and we are delighted to see he is back with another plunder in his progressive house world. His latest two tracker Black Ice is the long awaited follow up to Inflection Point from November 2013 and we have no doubt this latest offering will be just as stunning.
First up we have the title track Black Ice that sets off with very cool and classic styled punchy kick and hat combo. Smooth housey chord stabs ease their way into the sound alongside a colourful vocal sample. We get right into the track proper after a smooth rising pad transition takes us to the upbeat bassline that dominates the sound so well. The break reveals a smooth piano sequence before a massive kick roll thrusts us back into the main groove for the duration. A hugely impressive slice of prog house that is a definite must have.
Falling awake intros with a cool punchy kick and offset hat combo as various percussions layer up on top. A very cool synth riff comes in early on alongside some vocal FX before we get a taste of the powerful bassline. The bassline will get asses shakin on the floors as it delivers its groovy workout. Subtle piano sequences filter through and marry well with the synth arps which bring a melodic flavour. Top notch stuff from Rishi and a track you will not want to miss.
Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons returns to Green Martian with this stunning three tracker entitled ‘The View At 2 AU’. Nick is a veteran on the EDM scene with releases on some classic labels and remixing for top artists over many years. Most recently he delivered a solid remix on Blufeld’s ‘Huddlestone Arch’ as well as his own ‘The Machines Were Dreaming’ on LCD Recordings.
First up we have the superb ‘The View At 2 AU’ as it intros with subtle percussions alongside a warm rising pad and deep bass plucks. A monster kick soon takes control and the track is on its way. The grooves build steadily as those pads return as does the fantastic bubbling bass. The bass just oozes summer vibes and beautifully tweaked melodic sequences come through as the track evolves. On the break we see the melodies mature to the backdrop of a cool breaks pattern. The perfect fodder for the terraces this summer and definitely not to be missed.
Deepcry makes his Green Martian remix debut with his superb take on the original of The View At 2 AU. Deepcry has worked with many top artists over the years and has a string of releases on Morphosis Records. Here the remix intros with a nice punchy top heavy kick with a rising pad coming in from the back. The track gets into full swing with a superb driving bass that would have any floor jumping. A wonderfully melodic sequence plays out giving off a euphoric vibe that gets the goose bumps rising. A definite big hitter here that will keep the summer memories alive well into the Autumn and beyond.
‘Terminal Shock’ intros with a slowly fading in pad and subtle percussions. A cool, punchy kick joins in as bass notes begin to form. Nice and laidback progressive house grooves here that lock you in for the duration. The bass becomes much more prominent as its velvety texture lulls you into its groove. Subtle keys give off cool melodies as the FX in the background beautiful textures. After the break the track takes a very cool twist adding a grittier side to the sound. A must have track for the late night parties and will turn heads for sure.
Bonzai veteran Blufeld returns to Green Martian with his stunning two tracker Threlkeld. As ever we are in for a real treat, just like we had on his last outing back in March this year when Huddlestone Arch was released gaining lots of support. With lots of things in the pipeline we are sure to be hearing a lot more from this guy so watch this space.
First up is the title track Threlkeld with its smooth drum led intro with dreamy pads fading in from behind beautifully. The kicks evolve brilliantly into a nice and punchy hit as the bassline begins to drive the track forward and giving that purely progressive house feeling to the sound. The track has a nice organic feel to it and is contrasted perfectly with sweet melodic flavours coming off the synths and pads. Top notch stuff yet again from Blufeld , not to be missed.
The Middle Of Nowhere intros with snappy percs which lead up to a deep resonating bass and backed up with punchy kicks. A wonderful Jarre-esque synth can be heard in the background which provides a solid platform for the construction of an expertly crafted arrangement of sounds. The bass does a great job of holding up the grooves while a multitude of melodies weave intricate sequences. Highly infectious grooves that will leave you wanting more.
Russian producer EmLab delivers his next Green Martian outing with the two tracker Carnatic EP. We last saw him with his debut track Sirenes and more recently on remix duties for Onz!e’s This Is Dream.
First up we have the title track Carnatic with its nice punchy kick led intro with subtle percussive elements in the background. Cool rising FX take us into a bass arp with hair raising note changes as melodies sweep across the sound. The break unleashes a beautifully serene setting as wispy pads ebb and flow. A wonderfully rich plucked melody captivates as it leads us back into that infectious bassline. Top quality stuff yet again that will have you hooked throughout.
Lip Service sets off with a cool low end kick that gets you right in the gut as percussions ease their way into the sound. A short break brings with it a smooth droning bass that meanders through the groove as sharp synth hits rise and fall. A nice steady groove is born and takes us to the break where a slightly darker tone is adopted. Deep bass synths are contrasted with brighter pads resulting in a melancholic flavour. Superb FX bring lots of different textures before getting back to the main track to continue our journey through this wonderfully hypnotic slice of progressive bliss.
Russian producer Alex Philipp debuts on our Green Martian imprint with the sublime three tracker Parallel Crosspoint. Alex loves blending grungy atmospheres from the nineties with psychedelic sounds from the sixties, all wrapped up in techno flavours. He has seen a very impressive list of releases on various labels since 2013 and we have no doubt we will be seeing much more from this outstanding talent.
Parallel Crosspoint is up first with its glitchy organic vibes. The intro eases in with a soft pad alongside a nice punchy kick as various percussions get the rhythm flowing. Blippy FX and raw analogue sounds provide wonderful textures as pulsing bass drives the track forward. A multitude of FX draws lots of focus here and the expertly crafted arrangement keeps the vibe groove intact. Sublime slice of deep techy progressive house that will be a welcome addition in many sets.
Steady movement sets of with a smooth uplifting pad as blippy FX fill the spectrum. A superb bright arp weaves in and out as the filters tear out harder edged segments. Subtle kicks and a flowing rhythmic structure round off the intro as the track crashes into the main groove with a fantastic acid styled bassline. The break offers up cool chords that give stark contrasts to the sound resulting in a strong hypnotic groove. Superb stuff and not to be missed.
Tired Of News sets off with a crashing FX that leads to a grungy bass that resonates through the speakers menacingly. Big phat kicks join in as the percussions begin to form up to the backdrop of rolling, melodic arps and subtle chords. Intensity builds leading up to the break where a smooth melodic sequence plays out before easing back to the main groove for the duration. Top notch progressive and a must for any late night set.
13th episode in the Afterhour Trax series, this time with original tracks and remixes by Airwave, Phi Phi, Relaunch, Matt Holliday, Kay-D, Alex Vidal, Manu Riga, Van Bellen, LoQuai, Moshic, Solar Fields, Gai Barone, Audio Noir, Silicon Syndicate, Ewan Rill, Quincy, Nico Parisi, DJ Fire, Kintar, Nae-tago & Squillante, AnLight, Julian Dep, Quadran, Anthony Yarranton, Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic, Derek Howell & Faskil Warm, Soft Knees, Cordoba, Etnia and Suggy.
Afterhour Trax 13, out this week on Green Martian, is featured by Beatport in the Staff Picks section at the Progressive House genre page!