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GmT aka Gamut debuts on Green Martian with a stunning three track EP entitled “Vices & Transgressions”. Slovenian born Gamut is the product of a very musical family having taken to this art from an early age with a venture in drums and percussion instruments. His teenage years were spent performing with bands and in 2000 he entered into the world of EDM with his first listen to a progressive CD. It wasn’t too long after that he started to DJ and ultimately produce his own sounds, many releases followed on many labels and here we see this diverse talent shine with more already lined up for the future.
First up we have “Sway Shades”, a real nice progressive house stomper that intros with a cool percussion and a monster kick. The bassline powers through with some deep synth vibes pulsating the rhythm. Gamut’s early drum experiences are very evident with an expertly arranged drum section. Funky grooves build up through some cool stabs, a fantastic guitar riff and brilliant vocal samples with an added crowd cheering effect that has a huge impact. Very retro feel on this that is gonna be huge on the club floors!
“Sex On Substance” goes a little deeper into the prog house vibe. The track intros with an array of quality FX and subtle pads before a stunning bassline and kick combi powers the rhythm on. Again we see Gamut expel his amazing drum arrangement skills filled with many different percussion instruments. This groove settles in nicely with the synth work standing out. Erotic vocal samples are accompanied by a fantastic saxophone riff and on the break the groove ramps up a notch. This is a seriously strong track that will be on a lot of playlists for sure.
“Hedonizer” takes us on a much brighter more energetic journey with a strong solid, melodic groove. Very well crafted patterns with the drums taking centre stage and shored up brilliantly with a hypnotic bassline. The break brings the melodies to the fore with fantastic sequences and feel good pads. Another powerful example of quality production.
Italian DJ and producer Dani Bosco debuts on Green Martian with a fantastic two tracker entitled “Time & Money EP”. Dani is a lover of tech house, techno and progressive music, this is reflected in his sets and productions. He has had a raft of releases on many labels over the years with his album “Reflections” in 2012 being one of the best picks on major download portals. Dani has plans for a second album in the future but for now we get to enjoy his latest works.
The title track “Time” is a wonderfully uplifting piece of progressive tech with the intro bringing in a nice subtle melodic arp. Nice chunky kicks with a deep rooted bass soon come through and we settle into a sublime journey. Strong, steady rhythms are built with minimal percussions and big chord stabs. On the break the melody intensifies and is backed up with a round of quality FX, superb vibe on this.
“Money” takes on a more surreal darker theme. The track intros with crunchy FX and sharp claps, a brilliant kick with a nice thud starts to build the groove with more percussions creating a real prog vibe. Huge deep throbbing basses really get the tune going with some very cool vocal samples adding contrast. Deep rising strings provide intensity and on the break we get some guitar FX and a sinister sounding arp. A true dark monster perfect for the late night parties.
Danny Murphy is a DJ, producer, live artist & label manager based in Barcelona. He makes his Green Martian debut with this three track EP entitled “Abra EP”. Danny has been an electronic music lover from an early age, and is influenced by the music of the 80s. Three years ago he founded the Tecnove Records label and has enjoyed a huge amount of releases across multiple genres with support from around the world.
First up is the title track “Abra” with a strong hypnotic progressive vibe. The track intros with a throbbing deep bass which continues throughout with little respite, this is accompanied by a solid percussive groove creating a wall of sound that will lock you in for the duration.
“Basement” has a much more tech element in the sound with prog still holding ground. Brilliant arrangement on the drums and percs carving out a solid, rhythmic groove. Punchy basses are contrasted with subtle melodies that really come to prominence on the break, big tune that will be at home in any box.
“Acidus” takes the pure prog route with a well crafted arrangement. The track begins its journey with a real nice kick and crisp hats, an organic bassline morphs its way through the various stages of acid accompanied with a deep sub bass. On the break we get some expert filtering and cool pads before getting right back to the groove, top stuff!
Belgian native M.I.K.E. aka Push resurrects another of his famous monikers, Sector 7 with the track DNA and this comes backed up with a superb remix. The last release for this project came way back in 2006 with “Inside Of Me” and before that “Art Of Balance” and “Deep Breath” both on Green Martian from 2000. This is the second comeback for some of Mike’s projects after he revamped his Tribal Warriors guise very recently also.
“DNA” takes us right back to the pure progressive trance sounds of yesteryear with a modern twist. Understated kicks and just enough percussion to keep the rhythm flowing with the bassline holding things together nicely. Big sweeping synths carve out endless melodies, and this really gives it an almost retro feel. Great to see a return to this sound and sure to be a hit among diehard fans and new listeners alike.
Progressive maestro Blufeld takes to the mixing desk for his remix and what a brilliant effort it is too. Blufeld does what he does best and transforms the original into a warm, sultry progressive stomper, excellent reworking on the melodies while keeping true to the original. The bassline has been beefed up a lot adding that lush vibe, top quality stuff yet again.
Sagittaire is back with a quite stunning piece of progressive house bordering on trance. If you didn’t know this project is from the mind of none other than EDM genius himself, Laurent Veronnez aka Airwave. There is no limit to the talent from this guy as he proves yet again that music comes from deep within. Sagittaire’s last release came way back in 2007 with the special edition seven part “60”, now revamped and still keeping to the true nature of this guise we are delighted to have the two track release “One Twenty Five”
The title track intros with strange, weird and wonderful melancholic melodies which soon get a lush makeover when super warm pads fade through. The classic styled bassline sneaks in with a rolling effect and the track lifts off with a tight kick and percussion combi. THE big focus here is the amazing slightly gated synths with teasing underlying melodies that you want to burst out and take over completely. A masterclass in sound design here and sure to be a very popular choice among many.
“Omnibus” is a much more upbeat track with its bouncy effect and beautifully crafted melodies. Nice subtle intro with muted kicks that soon transforms into a full on shower of beats washed in bubbles of bliss. Very simple approach with a huge impact, lots of different sounds coming together nicely, offset bass, cool percussions, an amazing full kick and of course magical melodies. Refreshing sounds indeed, perfect for lazy days and upcoming summer evenings.
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Mathie Delois debuts on Green Martian with the superb “Direct Force EP”. Mathies started to produce his own music in 2004 and releases his very first EP back in 2006, which brought him the title of best producer of the month at the end of the year and an appearance on the front page on the website Fiber Online.
The original mix of “Recycled” is one of those tracks that comes around every so often where the sweet spot has been nailed right on the head. Pure progressive flow here with a perfect combination and fusion or sounds and frequencies alike. The track coolly fades in with a subtle kick and synth arp, the bass completely transforms the atmosphere and a warm lush vibe prevails, top, top tune!
The remix provides a fresh approach with much of the original sounds utilised very well in creating a much more uplift in the vibe. Sweet melodies get us started here and a superb synth riff adds weight before the track gets really flowing with the basses taking full control. Another all round straight up prog tune that keeps things on point and sure to be a big hit.
Progressive house-trance stalwarts Sovve and Blufeld team up to deliver an outstanding piece of work in “Lying Low”. The track is backed up with an impressive host of quality remixes that does justice to the original concept in many ways. Both these guys are very busy indeed with numerous releases under their belts and a wealth of remixes to boot.
The original mix is a magical affair filled with super sweet melodies and brilliant throbbing bassline, the tune kicks off in true 4 to the floor style with the percs building up to a cool arrangement. Soon the bassline takes over and an amazing synth-voice becomes the focus with those melodies bringing the vibe together.
Orsenite, which is a side project for Blufeld, delivers the first remix in style. Stripping back the original and exposing a deeper shade to the track. The bassline is a lot more subtle and the melodies sweep in and out, again we here the synth-voice dominate, top notch remix.
A firm favourite at the moment is 06R with his remix, his distinctive promelodic style seeps out of this track and this is a perfect example of an ever increasing sub genre. Total transformation on the original with the voice being the centre piece, much more prominent melodies that continue to build up to something quite euphoric, big club favourite for sure.
Now a veteran in the Bonzai stable, Kevin Vega lends his talents on the remix, a more housey affair ensues with a wall of sound approach. Huge big synths collide to build that wall with a chest pounding bassline. Subtle melodies are evident but the big sound takes over on a stunning mix.
Rishi K drops by for a bit of prog goodness, nice and steady rhythm with the voice sweeping by, good chunky basses blend in with superb synth work while a melody plinks on by. The prog vibe continues to rise throughout and the break reveals a myriad of sounds that combine well, top drawer stuff from Rishi and a big sound for any floor.
Swiss born Louis Desero debuts on Green Martian with a stunning progressive house-trance-chillout hybrid entitled “Masquerade EP”. Louis became inspired with electronic dance music in 1996 and many years of partying followed while his enthusiasm grew even more and more. Louis likes to dabble in many aspects of electronica, mainly in trance and chill, and has seen many releases over a few labels to date. What we are treated to here is something new, a fusion of sorts between various styles, something we think this talented guy does very well indeed and which is sure to have a big impact all over.
The title track “Masquerade” gets us started with a deep pad and sweet melodic intro which builds quickly into a very progressive groove. Superb chunky basses and expertly crafted drum arrangement keeps the flow. Many different instruments play a huge part in the vibe here and they all marry brilliantly with each other creating something that sounds and feels very fresh, one to watch for sure.
“Obsession” intros as if part of a huge concerto offering with stunning grand pianos and spacey pads, again we see some very cool arrangement skills bring in a full on progressive almost psy groove. Big chunky basses and retro themed stabs are contrasted with quite beautiful surreal pianos, something different and something for any DJ’s box!
“Healing” has an intro that would be right at home on any chill compilation, absolutely wonderful melodic sequence which builds to a fantastic progressive beat. Deep deep basses and a rhythmic percussion is coupled with an ethically fuelled melody that gives this a very tribal feel. After the break the groove moves up a notch and it’s full on party time with this track, brilliant.
Lucas Bika aka Dyron makes a very welcome return to Green Martian with the stunning prog house four track “Berlin EP”. His last outing “The Game EP” was supported all over and now we are treated to more of his awesome talents.
The title track gets us moving in true pumped up prog style, super smooth rhythms with a well crafted drum arrangement that leads up to some very deep and funky keys. On the break subtle melodies come through, great vocal work also makes a show. This is a floorfiller for sure and one to watch.
Next up is “Angel”, huge big wall of sound on this with an almost breaks feel to it. The main focal point here is the amazing synth pads that captivate throughout. With just a hint of sweet melodies which contrasts well to the tougher edge on this, mammoth sound!
“The Wall” takes things a little deeper with a solid prog groove on the drums and bass, on the break melodies take over along with a short vocal. Very unique sound here as this track morphs its way through various styles ending up with a superb trumpet riff, stunning!
“368m” goes deeper still with a more subtle approach on the drums and more focus going to the wonderfully deep synths and pads, an electronic sounding vocal makes an appearance and ties this track up beautifully.
Based in Houston, Texas USA, Zodiacal Light has been in and around the music scene for over 30 years now, he plays many instruments and has produced music from Rock to Metal to EDM. ZL has already had a few releases through Bonzai on labels like, Green Martian, Bonzai Progressive, Android and Nemesis, he also seen releases on compilations from B-Bonzai Trance Progressive, B-Progrez and B-Urban. Today we have his return to Green Martian with the “Marquee Lights EP”, a stunning two tracker full of progressive goodness.
First up we have the title track “Marquee Lights” which intros with a kind of ballad atmosphere that soon kicks into a full on prog vibe with a superb deep chugging bassline and huge drums. The track builds and builds with lots of quality instrumental layers into an awesome ride on the prog highway. ZL’s musical talents really shine here with attention to detail in the sounds created.
“Start The Show” turns up the heat with a breakbeat intro that transforms into a sharp edged progressive trance vibe. Again the musical talent is evident with the sheer complexity of the melodies and sounds used. Another fine deep hypnotic bassline shores up a well crafted drum section, top quality indeed.
Now on its fifth instalment the Mars Attacks series just keeps getting bigger and better at showcasing the best of upcoming and already established talent. Kick back and enjoy the latest round of progressive vibes from across the globe and we promise you will not be disappointed!
First up we have UK based producer Kevin Miller aka DJK with “Der Traum”. Kevin is an extremely talented guy at the mixing desk and has already seen releases perform very well on the circuit, this is also his second appearance on Mars Attacks and no doubt more will follow. “Der Traum” intros with solid kicks with the percussions building up the rhythm well. The bassline comes in to set the mood for one awesome ride through progressive house grooves with subtle melodies playing a part, top quality stuff.
Next up is Davide Catania with the amazing “Distant Dream”, a progressive trance inspired masterpiece. The track kicks off with a formulaic 4/4 beat that soon transforms when the bass and vocal break through into an almost uplifting kinda vibe. The big hitter on this tune is the wonderful melody, proper straight to the heart feel good sounds, perfect for any big floor!
Hailing from the Italian capitol, Rome, our next artist Charlie Nathan delivers a stunning slice of progressive tech house with the super charged grooves of “Valle Fiorita”. Classic oldskool drums are the perfect intro for what follows with crisp, clear hats and no frills synths and chords working their magic, giving off a very diverse style to the track, we love it and one to fill a lot of boxes.
UK based producer Horizons aka DJ Shy ramps up the energy with a breathtaking journey into progressive trance with his upbeat monster of a tune. From the start this tune will rock your socks off, wonderful pads over a grooving bassline and a solid well crafted beat will have that effect on you. Superb melodies are the big focus throughout this track as they draw you into a world full of bliss. A sure fire hit with the clubbing fraternity all over the world.
Leicester based DJ and producer Neel V returns to Green Martian after his debut on Mars Attacks Volume 4 with “Lost Stories Of India”. Keeping up with the deeper side of progressive we are treated to top notch stuff on this latest EP.
The title track “Krishna” is a strong solid prog vibe, well compressed thumping kick with tight sharp percs provide a steady rhythm. This track builds and builds many times with the pads adding intensity along the way, well crafted vocal stuttering takes us to the break where an ethnic vocal captivates the mind and some beautiful instruments create stunning melodies.
“Black Magic” provides subtle kicks and percussions this time around with the main focus going towards the melodic element. These melodies are expertly crafted with a variety of Eastern sounding instruments and again we see brilliant use of ethnically charged vocal, absolutely stunning work.
“Sleep Walking” rounds up this EP in style. Neel V’s talents really shine here with a very eclectic vision of how his sound should be, in particular the vocal samples used. Eastern influences are all over this track and done in a genius way with added melancholic melodies adding stark contrasts, very well constructed.
UK based producer Andre makes his full debut on Green Martian with the impressive Phantom Highway. Andre has a lot of releases on various labels including Adaptation, Seasons Recordings, Digitalma and more, usually focusing on the deep house side of things. Today we bring you a super-charged groove delving into the deep forces of house music backed up with a remix from 06R.
The original mix gets us straight into that deep sound kicking off with cool sweeping pads building up to a huge thumping kick with familiar sounding housey chords, a chunky, gritty bassline sneaks up and grabs hold of you and settles into a driving rhythm while the pads continue to mesmerize. On the break we are treated to some superb funky instruments that get us ready for more phat grooving.
The ever popular Tokyo based 06R provides a stunning remix, fresh from “Obsidian Eyes” Hisataka again delivers his unique sound full of sweeping melodic sequences that really take hold of your mind, absolutely epic stuff again and a pleasure to listen to. Upbeat vibe builds and builds to a true prog trance groove, the right amount of everything is packed into this and will be a top choice for many!