Etnica / Pleiadians

           
Country: Italy

DAT Tapes

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
A house music track that sounds very similar to “René Et Gaston – Vallée De Larmes” and has nothing to do with the released track ‘Nice Toy’ (1998).

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

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

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

DAT 4 (Demo ’94)
1994 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. The tracks were experimental versions and have little similarities with the tracks that they released in those years, some of these could be classified as techno.

1 – Etnica – Elevator  7:35
Has a melody that is similar to trip tonight, a very early experiment of the band.

2 – Etnica – Axid  6:37
Dark techno track with some acid elements

3 – Etnica – Ecnart  6:54
has whistles and some atmosphere to it, but still an experiment

4 – Etnica – Liquid Brain  5:53
Acid techno track

Single Tracks

1 – Tribe –  Gilligan’s Island (Tony Montana Mix) 6:59
1993-07-14 / Source: Etnica archives, Milan. An alternate mix to the released version of the track. The track features a sample of “Tony Montana” from the “Scarface” movie. The track was also called “Etnica – Spectral Confusion (Mix 2)” on the tape. This version cannot be released because of the mentioned sample.

2 – Etnica – Visitation Of Energy (Mix 1)  9:06
1995 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. The original name of the track “Intense Visitation”. Mix 2 Executive is 9:05 and was released on the Juggeling Alchemist 3CD reissue. The mix that was originally released in the rare vinyl promo in the Goa Gil mix and finally on Mind Rewind was originally called “Visitation Of Energy (Nighttime Mix)”

3 – Etnica Screaming Butterfly (Alternate Mix) 8:59
1995 / Source: Etnica archives, Milan. An alternate mix to the released version of the track. Most probably the original first version of the track as on the dat tape it was called “Cosmic Mandala”.

4 – Etnica – Electric Shower (Version 1)  8:48
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

5 – Etnica – Electric Shower (Version 2)  8:47
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza

6 – Etnica – Electric Shower (Live Mix) 8:49
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza.

7 – Etnica – Shadow Dance (Mix I)  7:45
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A different and slower mix of the track. The early version of the track. The released mix was labelled as “Mix II” on dat tapes.

8 – Pleiadians – Moon In Your Window (Rullan B8 Mix)  9:47
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. Tiny differences compared to the released version.

9 – Etnica – Orion  13:09
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza & Milan. 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. Exists also in an edited form, long 8:21 with some differences in the intro that was found in a DAT tape of the band in Milan.

10 – Etnica – Never Say Never  10:22
1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Milan. Downtempo track. Listed also as “Pleiadians – Headspin (Etnica Ambient Remix)” as a collector from Macedonia had it on Minidisc and asked confirmation of authenticity from Mauri back in ’99 or ’00. The correct title was finally found in a dat tape of the band in Milan. Sounds vaguely as a remix of Orion. The dat tape also had a track before it, long only 4:52 that seems like an intro to the track. Untitled.

11 – 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”.

12 – 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”.

13 – Etnica – Abduction Syndrome  12:07
Nov 1996 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT that had also Time Dilation (Morning Mix) and Zeta Reticuli.

14 – Etnica – Year 2000 – Fear Of The Black Rain  6:45
Apr 1997 / 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)”.

15 – Etnica – Forest of Transkei  7:23
Apr 1997 / 130 BPM / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. From a DAT that has also the released track “Pleiadians – Celaeno”. / The released ‘Trip In Transkei’  has a duration of 6:00.

16 – Etnica – Baraka (Video 95)  6:37
1997 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. This track was on a tape from 1997 together with  other tracks made in South Africa. It apparently was used for a video. Slightly different from the later released version on Equator.

17 – Etnica – Merkaba (’97 Mix)  9:32
1997 /  Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A different and earlier mix of the released track.

18 – Sonic Safari – Transkei Forest (Mix 1)  7:02
1998 /  Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A different track that has only some similarities with the released “Trip In Transkei” track. Sonic Safari is a project name that the band invented in 1998 and the tracks Mankind and Human Geometry also were originally intended for this project and found on dat tapes with said names.

19 – Sonic Safari – Transkei Forest (Mix 2)  7:06
1998 /  Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. As above, just a different mix.

20 – Sonic Safari – Crickets Around  6:50
1998 /  Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A different track than the released “Mad Crickets” track.

21 – 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].

22 – X-Dream – Coming Soon (Etnica Remix)  7:58
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. An official authorised remix to the track by Etnica.

23 – Etnica – Still..   9:24
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. The track that is known and circulated as “Shine Black” in dat circles.

24 – Etnica – Blue Wombs  9:04
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. 143 BPM /  It circulated in P2P networks as an MP3 file. [kwulf]

25 – Etnica – Warriors ’99 9:42
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. This track was on a dat tape together with the track “Mata Atlantica” also from ’99 that was sold on the mp3.com CD  in the year 2000 with the title “Ashtronauts”.

26 – Robert Miles – Children (Etnica Remix) 6:02
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. This remix was officially authorised by Robert Miles.

27 – Etnica Sonar 7:01
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A minimal techno track experiment with very little traces of any psy element.

28 – Etnica Latin Lover (Mix 1) 8:15
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. Downtempo track. The original first mix of the released track that was “Mix 2” and that on dat tape had a length of  9:23, cut a bit for the release on the SA2000 compilation.

29 – Etnica Universal Threat 8:54
1999 / Source: Etnica archives, Ibiza. A drum n bass & downtempo experiment.

30 – Etnica – Casa Blanca (Extended Mix)  7:24
1999 / Source: Milan dat circles. A longer mix of the released track.

31 – Etnica – Lenticchia (Extended Mix)  11:16
1999 / Source: Milan dat circles. A longer mix of the released track.

32 – Etnica – Techno Shit (Original Mix)  7:19
2000 / Source: Milan dat circles. A longer mix of the released track.

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 (Mix I)’, ‘Casa Blanca (Extended Mix)’, page reworks 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)’ 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’; 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 DATs 1, 2, 4 and released tracks by draeke.
• All info confirmed by the band at Etnica HQ and studios in Ibiza.

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