Recent posts: Green Martian
Born on the island of Corfu, Greek DJ and producer George Vasilas returns to the Green Martian for another run of quality progressive house sounds. George started early in music having taken up the drums in a local band when he was just 7 years of age. When he was 14 he started to experiment with DJing and during this time he realised that music, no matter what form, was the thing for him. He enjoyed much success on the Greek club scene and expanded into Europe playing alongside world class DJ’s. In 1995 he began producing and the quality is still pouring from his studio to this day. George has an impressive back catalogue on various labels including Bonzai, New Era Recordings, Nighttrain Music, System Recordings and Ambiosphere Recordings.
Today we have “The Fight Within Us”, a solid prog houser EP. “I Fight For You” kicks us off with a super bassline and drum arrangement, great FX on the guitar give that deeper prog feeling. This tune builds and builds with an amazing melody coming through later on. A deep rasping spoken vocal comes through adding a new texture.
“This Town” takes a slightly different approach with a more minimal sound with plenty of juice to keep rocking. Heavy synth sounds play a big part and you will feel the full effect of these on the break, again with the raspy vocal give a sinister turn yet holds the track up very well, super stuff!
Next up is “Sick Of Dummies”, focusing on the bassline building up to a driving rhythm this tune really stands out as unique, brilliant arrangement of the different elements keep the groove going. A common theme emerges in the even more sinister spoken vocal on this one and will for sure keep you hooked!
Dark prog surrounds the next tune “What You Need” along with a female vocal that gets the hairs on your neck rising, super deep vibe and melancholic synths create a tense atmosphere yet can also appear uplifting. Truly amazing work on this as it can evoke different emotions.
Bonzai veteran Blufeld makes a very welcome return to our shores with a stunning progressive house/trance release “Thoughtscape”, backed up with a couple of very impressive remixes this will turn a few heads on the floors for sure.
Blufeld’s last outing on Green Martian was the well received “All My Life EP”, since then he has been a busy producer indeed. With a host of other releases on Bonzai Progressive, Bonzai Trance Progressive, B-Classics, Progrez, Camouflage, Fourty-5, Android and more the status of veteran is well deserved. The following is a quote from Blufeld’s official bio and sums up this very talented producer well: “electronic music is the pulse of life. Evocative of all genres, yet guided by a set of dynamics and instrumentation very much of its own unique identity, it breathes a type of emotion to a degree that can only be reached via the imaginative use of synthesizer and drum.” Wise words!
The original mix is a super sweet ride on the edges of progressive house and trance, upbeat, fresh and feel good vibe radiates through the speakers and directly into your thoughts. Quite chunky bass adds texture and those melodies release the good chemicals in the brain giving that perfect euphoric feeling.
On the remix we have the awesome duo of Manu Riga with their Tripscape Mix, the guys take things to the darker side of progressive house creating a trippy experience, amazing bassline with a melodic sequence that is top notch, beautiful vocal used on the break and then it’s back to a kick-ass groove, brilliant stuff.
Blufeld provides us with a Chilldown mix, all the melodies of the original are packed in her in all their glory with huge sweeping effects making the hairs stand up with goose pimples in support, quite amazing piece of music here!
Bonzai and Beatport celebrate the label’s 20 years anniversary with a special 20% discount coupon code on selected labels under our umbrella.
From 12 until 19 November you can claim your discount simply by entering the respective label code when checking out.
Labels and codes are:
Bonzai Progressive: BONZAI20
Bonzai Basiks: BASIKS20
Bonzai Elemental: ELEMENTAL20
Piston Recordings: PISTON20
Eyepatch Recordings: EYEPATCH20
Green Martian: MARTIAN20
Sounds R Us Recordings: SOUNDSRUS20
Monog Records: MONOG20
More attacks from Mars with Volume 4 of the popular series on established progressive label Green Martian.
Single Man – The Trap
Debut release on Green Martian for Ioannis Psaradakis aka Single Man aka Jo Psarados. Based in Chania, Greece, Ioannis is a well established artist on the progressive and techno scenes under his various guises, with tracks on labels like Baroque, Music Maestro and more, today we are looking at Single Man and his release “The Trap”. Setting off in a subtle kick and synth sequence until the killer bass arrives and blows you away, sweet pads linger in the background menacingly with little melodies coming in and out, an epic performance well placed on the Green Martian label.
Neel V – Lost Stories of India
First up is Leicester based DJ and producer Neel V with his deep progressive cut “Lost Stories Of India”. Self taught DJ Neel V first got into the UK’s Jungle/Drum n Bass scene, this soon evolved into trance and progressive and he followed DJ’s like Paul Van Dyk and artists like Robert Miles. The urge to produce soon took over and he launched his own label Miramarbeats, focusing on trance and progressive it wasn’t long before he was searching for new talents. Neel V’s style involves lots of cultural, ethnic and mainly Indian influences. “Lost Stories Of India” is a sublime journey through prog, nice chunky bass and tight kicks, plenty of Indian percussions are evident and an ethnic vibe sticks out, epic stuff!
Sergey Polaris – Temple Of The Soul (2012 Rework)
Russian based Sergey Polaris gets all techy up in here with his “Temple Of The Soul” track. With releases on DP-6 Records we are treated to some well crafted tech vibes with heavy progressive undertones. “Temple Of The Soul” kicks off in a true tech style with cool 808/909 type kicks and hats, the tune soon builds up with an awesome chest pounding bassline with a lots of FX, bells and pads. Asian type vocal sneaks into the tune and a truly amazing progressive tech tune is complete.
Starfi – Beyond 3
Jason Mitchell aka Starfi is a UK based producer of sweeping electronica, drum n bass, progressive and trance music. With many releases covering his vast knowledge of musical forms Starfi is one of those producers where you know you will always have quality in the production. “Beyond 3″ is a relentless journey through trance and it’s many soundscapes, acidic tones, thumping kicks and throbbing basses. The tune intros with swelling pads and lots of FX with an acid line, then the kicks start to hammer and the bass throbs, on the break the pads come forth and a solid groove kicks back in creating a big trance sound that would be at home on any floor.
Returning to Green Martian after his last release “White Krane” is Rishi K with another inside look at his amazing progressive house sounds on his “One Step Ahead EP”.
The title track “One Step Ahead” is a melodically fuelled prog house groover, kicking off in a true house vibe with nice tremeloed sounds the tune takes a turn towards prog with a superb bassline, we are treated to some voice samples from a space mission (moon landing) which works very well with the sounds. Very well constructed solid slice of music.
“Skybound” continues this fine run of quality sounds with another super grooving progressive house slab. Again we are teased with lots of house vibes but with those prog undertones that keep the tune rocking, on the break a sweet piano melody is at the forefront and kicks back with that deep bassline. More samples this time from nature really do give a sense of being in the “sky”.
“The Space Between” goes all out house, cool bouncy feel to the percs and bass with an almost retro sound that will have all of us guessing, vocal samples are used that work so well with the music, dreamy melodies tie up this track nicely and prove that Rishi K. delivers quality everytime.
Delighted to see the very hard working Rishi back with Green Martian.
Another debut release, this time on Green Martian with Mr.Raf aka Rafael Osmo and Hezi Rachmani, and their prog stomper “DNS1″. Rafael and Hezi have been appearing on many quality progressive labels in recent times and now we are delighted they are bringing their sound to Green Martian.
The title track “DNS1″ kicks off with chest thumping kick drums and sets up a cool grooving pace in the sound, building up with lots of different layers, a soft pad and a really nice retro synth sound which settles into a hypnotic driving rhythm, sweet!
“Friday” is a well constructed progressive house sound, starting off with just a kick and an off time bass which soon jumps into a 4/4 beat with a real cool synth sound. Slightly darker edge on this which will definitely suit the later floors.
Tokyo based producer Hisataka Ogura aka 06R delivers another fine example of his self styled genre “Promelodic”.
Fresh from his last outing on Green Martian with “Air” which was chosen by world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold on his Flouressence Essential Mix in July 2012, we now have a cracking two track release with quality progressive house/trance and beautiful melodic sequences.
“Obsidian Eyes” opens with hats, shakers and a sweet melody which builds into a cool rhythm with a thud on the kicks and great bassline. On the break we are treated to a warm piano melody with surreal pads and arps. An absolute epic ten minute ride in the world of 06R’s promelodic grooves.
“Gaze In Deep” leads more towards a pure progressive trance groove. Tight drums with awesome rising and falling pads and a killer bassline, on the break things quieten down and a sweet melody prevails until the perfect build up kicks the groove straight in again.
Two epic tunes that will intrigue and hook a lot of people.
Talented Indonesian DJ/producer Chris M aka Chrisna Prabawa returns to Green Martian with a superb cut of pure progressive house brilliance.
With many releases under his belt during his time with Bonzai Music, Chris delivers yet again in his true professional style. The Story Goes Further is a 4 track EP filled with all the delights you’d expect from quality progressive sounds.
The title track kicks us off in a cool upbeat vibe, tight drum arrangement with a real grooving bassline and a bright synth sound on the break that builds for the rest of the track, then this tune really raises the tempersture with a sultry female vocal sample, this is one powerful tune that is sure to blow some minds!
Bergrenen is a more straight laced in your face prog house stomper, big kicks, deep basses and cool FX make for a hypnotic vibe, massive build up on this and kicks like a mule when the melodic sequence enters, big big tune!
Going deeper into the prog world with Ambiano, starting off with deep house kicks and bass this track does an awesome job building the layers to create a monster of a tune that will hypnotise any floor at any time.
Flying Angels continues to deliver on the professional sound Chris has produced, crisp, sharp, stabby prog house that would fit well in any box. An all round very well made EP that will get a lot of support for sure.
Mars Attacks returns with another instalment of quality prog house on Green Martian.
Cuban born Abdiel Quintana and Israeli born Roy Engel form the project Abi-Q & Raw-E. These DJ’s/Remixers/Producers have delved into all sorts of musical styles and continue to create unique sounds for us. Today the now Barcelona based duo gives us a quality prog house vibe in Liquid Disco Jam, deep grooving bassline and some cool synth stabs will keep many floors alight!
Starting out at an early age and building his musical knowledge DJ/Producer Danny Jahr now runs a very successful “Selection” monthly podcast. Here he gets right down to business with Pure & Simple, this is reminiscent of that golden era of epic prog house, constant bass with sweeping synth melodies and percussion to tie it all up, simply amazing stuff here.
DJK returns to Green Martian with Butterfly Effect, super sounds converging to create a bouncing groove filled with the delights of progressive house.
Fulfilling the party atmosphere DJ/Producer duo Nu Guise deliver a sublime track in Love Will Never Die, very club orientated sound here with all the right moves for filling dancefloors everywhere, and their motto of “music for party people, by party people” rings true!
Paul Oakenfold Flouresence Mix on BBC Radio 1’s the Essential Mix 21st July 2012.
World renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold plays 06R – Air from our Green Martian imprint on the famous Radio 1’s Essential Mix. 06R aka Hisataka Ogura hails from Tokyo and his progressive melodic track Air has gained support all over, this has opened a lot of doors and now this awesome track has been showcased on one of the biggest stages of EDM with a worldwide following of millions. Oakenfold’s Flouresence mix was a masterclass and 06R was well placed to provide a brilliant build overall. Massive support for a fine artist and one that will continue to build an already impressive profile at Green Martian.
For the last 13 years, Rishi has been extremely passionate about electronic music in one form or another. Since moving to San Francisco 2 years ago he has DJ’d at several venues such as Supperclub, Apartment 24, and Project One as well as hosted his own event brining some of the hottest Bay Area trance DJs together.
Although still relatively new to the electronic music scene, Rishi has put in hundreds of hours behind the decks already, recording his weekly mixes in multiple genres which can be accessed at www.djrish.podomatic.com.
Rishi is a versatile and stylish DJ, and plays many different genres including tribal, house, progressive house and trance. His love for each of these genres is equal.
He has recently begun producing music and has been working feverishly over the last few months on many different styles. July 2011 saw the release of his first EP on Colombian Records and release on Aenaria Tribal. Since then he has released on prestigeous labels such as System Recordings, TheSounds, Spring Tube Recordings, Green Martian and others. He continues to release quality tracks so expect to hear much more from him in the coming months.
His passion for productions range from deep and classy sounds, to tribal, to tech house, and more.