Berlin based Martsman steps up for the latest techno release on Pushing Red. “Shrank” and “NYCD” both weigh in at less than 130 BPM despite bucket loads of shuffle. You’d be forgiven for describing these sounds as garagey. Shrank has some uplifting progression and plenty of hi-hats and NYCD backs it all up nicely with some dub influenced tripped out sounds. Another top release from Pushing Red, their third this year in fact.
Debuting on New York based Offshore Recordings in 2005, Martsman released on smaller as well as established labels like Alphacut Records or Counter Intelligence in the following years. In 2008, tracks on Warm Communications and Hospital Records’ sub label Med School attracted the attention of a steadily growing audience also from outside the Drum&Bass scene.
Besides being Producer and DJ, Martsman is also an active member of Hamburg based Label Plain Productions where he is responsible for A&R. Plain Productions was founded in 2001 by Hamburg based DJ, Producer and Promoter Iaka. In 2005, after a two year break, it was relaunched as a netlabel for Drum&Bass, Electronica and Experimental music featuring German as well as international artists.