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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!
The stunning talent of Blufeld shines through on this his third studio album. Embroiled in emotive, melodic sounds there is a poetic element as the tracks weave out a story to be told.
Kicking off we have a wonderful melodic intro filled with light, breezy sounds which is a perfect way to set us up for the journey ahead.
The title track “Thoughtscapes” 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.
“Delve” would be considered one of the more darker vibes here with its heavier kicks and deep sinister bassline, sweeping gated vox sounds find their way on top of some brilliant synth work creating awesome melodies, superb!
“All My Life” takes on a more solid progressive approach, again we see some tight drum and percussion work with a constant offset bass delivering a steady groove. Throughout the track a surreal pad captures the imagination and totally hooks you into this sound.
“One Little Wish” is a brilliant extension to the previous track, carrying the vibe along with a lot more melody and a bassline that constantly morphs keeping you locked in to the groove. This is a track that you will listen to again and again finding different sounds with each rotation, very very well constructed.
At the midway point we get “Profound” which is a true progressive trance tune with the kicks and crisp percs providing a solid and steady rhythm. Real nice melodies combine with a cool almost oldskool pad section on the break. A track that will grace a lot of boxes for sure.
“The Sky Between Us” is a typically awesome Blufeld track, lots of layers with differing textures are arranged beautifully over a chunky bassline and delivering a solid slice of prog. It has the qualities of a dark edged track with an uplifting feeling, brilliant.
“Viewpoint” is one of those musical moments that captivates the mind, warm, lush sounds swirl around in a melodic carousel. Very subtle intro that soon settles into a solid progressive groove, the many sounds build layer upon layer with a tight drum arrangement cementing the vibe. Real nice flow on this and a firm favourite for sure.
“Told You So” takes a slight different direction in the signature style, progressive breaks veering towards 4/4 with light melodies and a heavy bassline. Another fine moment of thought provoking music hooking you in for the duration.
“Clarity” is a short melodic interlude filled with the melodies we have come to love within this album, simply beautiful.
Finishing this album, but not our journey, is “I’m Found”. Blufeld’s talents allow him to create a wonderfully sublime soundscape that invokes a feeling of realisation through sweet subtle sounds and a quality drum arrangement, a fitting way to leave the album and continue with your own thoughts.