Etnica / Pleiadians

         

Country: Italy
DATs

DAT 1 – First Demo
01-02-94 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

1 – Etnica – Big Dust In Chapora Fort (Mix 1) 6:55
The first mix of Big Dust in Chapora Fort. Together with this mix on the tape there are also the released version of the track, listed as (Mix 2), and the rest of the tracks from the first EP of the band released as “Etnica Group”.

DAT 2
20-5-94 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

1 – Etnica – Nice Toys  6:05
Different from the released track ‘Nice Toy’ (1998).

2 – Etnica – Micropoint (AKA Microcellula Tribale)  6:52
Tribal italo dance track, similar to tracks produced by René Et Gaston released on the label “Fresh Fruit Records”

3 – Vangelis – Antarctica (Etnica Remix)  7:50
Listed on DAT as “Etnica – Antartica” (AKA ‘Whales’).
Original artist/remix confirmed by Maurizio Begotti.

4 – Etnica – Bali Island (AKA Yellow Cab)  6:36
Tracks composed for the upcoming party in Bali (August 1994) organized by Max.

DAT 3
8-8-94 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

1 – Etnica – Deep Space  6:46
137 BPM / Trance track with whistles sounds and voices in the background, typical effects used at the time in club music.

2 – Etnica – 38° Parallelo 8:53
125 BPM / Dreamy trance, the title was inspired by the alien base which is said to be present somewhere on the 38th Parallel.

3 – Etnica – X-Files  10:52
125 BPM / Guitar: Filippo Scrimizzi / Darker trance with guitars.

4 – Etnica – The Gili’s Voyage  10:26
135 BPM / Unreleased mix. ‘Oblio’ is the original name of the track on this tape.

5 – Etnica – J.H. Sound  7:21
Not the track that later appeared as ‘Intense Visitation’.

6 – Etnica – Pacific Love  9:30
135 BPM

7 – Etnica – The Gili’s Voyage (Ketu Remix)   8:18
Unreleased mix. ‘Oblio New Remix’ it is the original name of the track.

8 – Etnica – Big Dust In Chapora Fort (Piano Remix)  6:54
Piano: Andrea Rizzo . Big Dust (New Remix) is the original name of the track. Different remix with a prominent classical piano part.

DAT 4 “Etnica Test 95”
1995 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

1 – Etnica – Elevator  7:34

2 – Etnica – Axid  6:37
Maybe there is a connection with the track ‘Acid Shell’, released the same year. [kwulf]

3 – Etnica – Ecnart  6:54

4 – Etnica – Liquid Brain  5:53

DAT 5
1998 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza
A “mixed bag” of tracks that were released in these exact versions, or slightly different ones, while others remain unreleased to this day.

1 – Etnica – Rotating Fields  11:11
143 BPM

2 – Etnica – Electric Shower  8:56
140 BPM / Probably one of the versions listed below on “Single Tracks” section.

3 – Etnica – Mankind  9:35
136 BPM / Shorter mix compared to the released version.

4 – Etnica – Walking On The Moon  8:20
Jul 1998 / 147 BPM / Appears on 2 DAT Tapes at Etnica Archives, either as Walk or Walking On Th Moon but always as an Etnica track. Appears elsewhere as a track by ‘X-Dream & Max’ [kwulf]. / Also appears as by  ‘X-Dream & Etnica’ Dj eSpark, or by ‘X-Dream’ alone [FTP], or by ‘X-Dream & Pleiadians’ [Sta].

 

5 – Etnica – Blue Womb  9:14
143 BPM / Remains unreleased in any form. / Listed elsewhere with duration 9:01. It circulated in P2P networks as MP3 file. [kwulf]

 

6 – Etnica – No Lights Without Darkness  9:16
88 BPM

7 – Etnica – The Dominator  8:50
142 BPM

8 – Etnica – Mind Altering Drugs  9:00
140 BPM

Single tracks

1 – Etnica – Mystical Appearance In Goa (Remix)  11:37
Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

 

2 – X-Dream – Coming Soon (Etnica Remix)  7:58
Apr 1997 or earlier

 

3 – Etnica – Merkaba (Remix)  9:32

 

4 – Pleiadians – Moon In Your Window (Rullan B8 Mix)  9:47
Tiny differences compared to the released version.

5 – Etnica – Orion  13:09
The track has been known for years as “Fluorophilia” which was actually the name of the never released album that had to come out in 1996.

 

6 – Etnica – Orion (Remix)  10:19
Listed also as “Pleiadians – Headspin (Etnica Ambient Remix)”. A guy named Darko Kalevski from Macedonia, who had it on Minidisc, asked confirmation of authenticity from Mauri back in ’99 or ’00 and the track was confirmed, but not the name. ‘Orion (Remix)’ is a made-up name (wasn’t found on any DAT), since it’s another mix of ‘Orion’.

 

7 – Etnica – Shadow Dance (Alternate Mix)  8:14
Probably an early version, as some parts sound maybe unfinished.

 

8 – Etnica – Shine Black  9:43

9 – Etnica – Techno Shit (Original Mix)  7:19

10 – Etnica – Casa Blanca (Extended Mix)  7:25

 

11 – Etnica – Lenticchia (Extended Mix)  11:10

12 – Etnica – Chemical Trance (Original Mix)  9:20
Dec 1994 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza | This is the first original mix, later remixed for the release on Spirit Zone, the released mix is actually called, on DAT, Chemical Trance (Instant Remix).

13 – Etnica – Visitation Of Energy (Original Mix)  9:05
The original name of the track “Intense Visitation”. There are 3 mixes in total: two remain unreleased and the one that got released in the rare vinyl promo and the Goa Gil mix was originally called “Visitation Of Energy (Nighttime Mix)” (duration 9:19).

 

14 – Etnica – Visitation Of Energy (Alternate Mix)  9:05
>> see above

 

15 – Etnica – Alien Speech / Recycle  14:35
12/3/1996 / 100 BPM / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT (no date) that has also the released track “Pleiadians – Celaeno”.

16 – Etnica – The Rise Of A Black Sun  20:21
12/3/1996 / 85 BPM / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT that has also the released track “Pleiadians – Celaeno”.

17 – Etnica – Trip In Transkei  7:24
130 BPM / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT (no date) that has also the released track “Pleiadians – Celaeno”. / The released ‘Trip In Transkei’ appears with duration 6:00.

18 – Etnica – Synthesis  7:35
140 BPM / Source: DAT from Greece

 

19 – Etnica – Tribute (To Goa)  9:06
1995 / The early, probably original mix that was then remixed and released as ‘Tribute’ on Blue Room. The two are quite different as they have some different effects and progression.

 

20 – Etnica – Fear Of The Black Rain  6:45
04/97 / 128 BPM / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT labeled “South Africa 1997 (Fluorophilia Camp Bay 23/4/97)”, along with “Crop Circles – Full Mental Jackpot (Remix)”.

21 – Etnica – Baraka (Remix)
Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

22 – Etnica – Electric Shower (Version 1)  8:34
Source: DJ Young.

23- Etnica – Electric Shower (Version 2)  8:47
Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

24 – Etnica – Electric Shower (Version 3)  8:48
Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

Notes
• The track that circulates incorrectly as “Etnica – People Of Alcatraz” is actually the unreleased track “Earthling – Venus”.
• The track that circulates incorrectly as “Etnica – Bitch” is actually by a Greek project named Wandala.
• The track that circulates incorrectly as “Etnica – No Name” is actually Alkaloid – Influx (Unreleased)
• The track listed on a French DAT as “Etnica – Rex” is actually the released track “Etnica – SA 2000”.
• The track listed as ‘Dj UX – Stellar Evolution (Etnica Remix)’ does not refer to Kris Kylven’s project, but to the MP3.com project of Robin Gunning (Promon). This track was never remixed by Etnica members.
• The track that circulates as ‘Asterope (Remix)’ or ‘Asterope (Live Mix)’ is actually part of the full live version of the “I.F.O.” album, which is listed in the “Live Sets/Tracks” section.
• The unreleased “Pleiadians – Alcyone (Remix)” (9:14) is a 2006 remix, made by Maurizio Begotti alone.
• On the DAT of Etnica’s “The Juggeling Alchemists Under The Black Light” album there was the track ‘Boarding Pass To Balangan’ that was intended to be released on the album, but then shifted and became a Pleiadians track. This DAT was labelled 12/94 (the exact date “The Juggeling…” album was finalized). Also from 12/94 is ‘Chemical Trance’, which appears on a DAT as 137 BPM, time 9:28 (info on the 12″ was 125 BPM, time 9:20).
• ‘Trip Tonite’ appears labelled as ‘(Final Mix)’ on a single-track DAT with date June 95.
• On another DAT (date: 10/6/95) appears the track “Etnica – Cosmics” (133 BPM, 8:00), which is ‘Kumba Mela‘ by Etnica & DJ Cosmix.
• “Etnica – Le Sette Sorelle” (110 BPM / 16:08 / 1996 / source: Etnica archives, Ibiza) is most probably the same track released later as ‘Seven Sisters’ on ‘Family Of Light‘ album, as ‘Le Sette Sorelle’ means exactly ‘Seven Sisters’ in Italian and both appear with same duration and BPM.
• The first etnica compositions are from early 1994, there were no tracks composed, as Etnica, in 1992/1993. There were some wrong information shared before their actual archives were ripped, where each tape was labelled and dated. The track Pacific Love, somewhere said to be from 1992, it is in fact from 1994 and the track Tribute, wrongly said to be from 1993 it is in fact from 1995 in its 7 different mixes/versions, not listed here.

Contributors
• Initial info for ‘Electric Shower’, ‘Mankind’; sample for ‘Blue Womb’; sample/alternate artist for ‘Walking On The Moon’ by kwulf
• Date for ‘Walking On The Moon’; samples for ‘Shadow Dance (Alternate Mix)’, ‘Casa Blanca (Extended Mix)’, ‘Synthesis’ by Kyriakos Sunborn
• Initial info for ‘Blue Womb’ by Aidaho
• Info for ‘Rex’, ‘Stellar Evolution (Etnica Remix)’ by Cosmogenesis
• Initial info for ‘Alcyone (Remix)’ by Mark Ainley
• Sample for ‘Fluorophilia’ by masen023
• Alternate artist/track name for ‘Walking On The Moon’ by Dj eSpark (from psychedelica.chat.ru), Stardiver and FTP
• Sample for ‘Coming Soon (Etnica Remix)’; comment/sample for ‘Tribute (To Goa)’ by outofprintrecords
• Identification of “Etnica – Le Sette Sorelle” by Josephschembri
• Confirmation for ‘People Of Alcatraz’ by Maurizio Begotti
• Info for all other tracks/DATs; initial info/duration for ‘Pacific Love’; initial info for ‘Walking On The Moon’; trivia for ‘Alcyone (Remix)’; initial info for “Etnica – Le Sette Sorelle”; all other trivia/dates/samples for single tracks; trivia for DAT1, DAT2, DAT4, DAT 5; trivia for released tracks by draeke. All info confirmed by the band at Etnica HQ and studios in Ibiza.

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