Red Planet

Red Planet

Detroit techno label. Releases distributed via Submerge (3).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
133310 The Martian Cosmic Movement(2xFile, MP3, 320) Red Planet 133310 US Unknown
RP-1 Meet The Red Planet  album cover A Martian From Detroit* Meet The Red Planet RP-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
RP 2 Cosmic Movement / Star Dancer  album cover The Martian Cosmic Movement / Star Dancer RP 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
rp-3 Sex In Zero Gravity  album cover Your Favorite Martian* Sex In Zero Gravity (EP) rp-3 US 1993 Sell This Version
RP-4 Journey To The Martian Polar Cap  album cover The Martian Journey To The Martian Polar Cap RP-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
RP-5 The Long Winter Of Mars  album cover The Martian The Long Winter Of Mars(2x12") Red Planet RP-5 US 1994 Sell This Version
RP-6 Ghostdancer  album cover The Martian Ghostdancer(2x12") Red Planet RP-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
RP-7 Firekeeper / Vortexual Conceptions  album cover The Martian Firekeeper / Vortexual Conceptions(12") Red Planet RP-7 US 1997 Sell This Version
RP-8 Particle Shower / The Voice Of Grandmother  album cover The Martian Particle Shower / The Voice Of Grandmother RP-8 US 1997 Sell This Version
RP-9 Prayer Stick  album cover Martian 044 Prayer Stick RP-9 US 1998 Sell This Version
RP10 LBH - 6251876 (A Red Planet Compilation)  album cover The Martian LBH - 6251876 (A Red Planet Compilation) (Comp) RP10 US 1999 Sell This Version
RP-11 Revenge Of The Wolf  album cover The Martian Revenge Of The Wolf RP-11 US 2002 Sell This Version
RP-12 Pipecarrier EP  album cover The Martians* Pipecarrier EP (EP) RP-12 US 2003 Sell This Version
RP-13 The Last Stand / Sunchaser  album cover Martian 044 / The Martians* Martian 044 / The Martians* - The Last Stand / Sunchaser RP-13 US 2005 Sell This Version
RP 14 Techno Symphonic In G  album cover The Martian Techno Symphonic In G(12") Red Planet RP 14 US 2010 Sell This Version
RP7-12 Tobacco Ties / Spacewalker  album cover The Martian Tobacco Ties / Spacewalker (Single) RP7-12 US 2003 Sell This Version
RP7-13 The Last Stand / Sunchaser  album cover Martian 044 / The Martians* Martian 044 / The Martians* - The Last Stand / Sunchaser(7") Red Planet RP7-13 US 2004 Sell This Version
SVE 4 Origins Of A Sound  album cover Various Origins Of A Sound(CD, Comp) Submerge (3) SVE 4 US 1995 Sell This Version

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May 21, 2018
one of the best Detroit Label ever . . .


September 12, 2012
This has got to be the ultimate Detroit Techno label for me, Red Planets 1 to 9 are all classics that still sound amazing today. Uncompromising, experimental, progressive, funky, banging, contemplative, melancholy, joyful and uplifting, harsh and beautiful, the Red Planet series is all these things. Sounds like some brothers from Detroit and a bunch of Native Americans got together and decided they had enough of this world and went off to Mars to form a musical tribe that would beam back their creations to earth in the hopes of enlightening humanity and creating a better world than the one they left behind. I wonder if George Clinton and Sun Ra ever stopped by Mars and met these guys during their travels through space? Sure sounds like it!


November 16, 2010
edited over 9 years ago
My introduction to Detroit techno. The Martian is a handle for the well known Mad Mike Banks. But occasionally other famous Detroit musicians have recorded under the name.

The Red Planet is a mainstay in Detroit techno, shadowed only by Underground Resistance itself.
Music is taken to another level on the Red Planet label. It becomes a medium for a message, and enlightenment. It's as though every album is seemingly a classic, yet the producers take no real recognition for creating any of it. I would discourage anyone from buying these on discogs. Get it from submerge if you can.


March 27, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
This label truly summarises the detroit sound. Simple, yet at the same time complicated in it's sound architecture the releases are captivating.
My absolute favorites are "Sex in Zero Gravity" and "Sunchaser". Although the sound will definitely not excite your common club crowd. Instead, it will drive all true techno lovers to frenzy.
Keep it true.


May 20, 2004
Mike Banks has fiercely denied any involvement in the Red Planet label. The records are always credited to 'The Martian' and when complimented on a RP release Mike has always said 'thanks, ill tell the Martian'