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First Impression of the "unknown und unreleased" tracks:they sound more like italian Disco/80`s Synpop than Etnica...but after some listenings I like them all!

Nevertheless it seems that I like Etnica 96/97/98 more and i hope that DAT will release more tracks from that era soon.

Hopefully an Alien Protein re-release with unknown live material and some unknown tracks (Merkaba!).

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juril    27
31 minutes ago, BASS-O-MATIC said:

First Impression of the "unknown und unreleased" tracks:they sound more like italian Disco/80`s Synpop than Etnica...but after some listenings I like them all!

Nevertheless it seems that I like Etnica 96/97/98 more and i hope that DAT will release more tracks from that era soon.

Hopefully an Alien Protein re-release with unknown live material and some unknown tracks (Merkaba!).

Agree with everything you said.

CD 1 is my favorite with Vicky's Dream being the standout track.

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1 hour ago, BASS-O-MATIC said:

First Impression of the "unknown und unreleased" tracks:they sound more like italian Disco/80`s Synpop than Etnica...but after some listenings I like them all!

Nevertheless it seems that I like Etnica 96/97/98 more and i hope that DAT will release more tracks from that era soon.

Hopefully an Alien Protein re-release with unknown live material and some unknown tracks (Merkaba!).

Agree with you!☄

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draeke    287

It's very difficult to say what we will release as hardly any material has survived from the 96-98 era that has not been published. We still are looking for alternate/live mixes of tracks from "alien protein", we know they exist (as a video footage from the era survived and the band has done those) but almost no tape has survived, they kept more the early material and there are other tracks from 94-95 that are unreleased. We will however try to release all that is left from 96, albeit is little now. We published that sound on the second cd of Live in Athens 96, that was the best we could find for the time frame you guys mention but still a few surprises will appear.

I have to add however, that the taste for proto goa has grown on me a lot after listening for 20 years to the 96-98 sound and right now, I do prefer the early productions and the trance/proto goa sound. There are also a lot of people who danced in the late 80s and early 90s that simply love this sound and they are a huge part of the market as well, so expect other releases in this vein, without of course neglecting the goa sound of later years.

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draeke    287

Furthermore, please read this:

At DAT Records we constantly aim to provide a portal to the golden age of trance, when the music was new and a global scene was starting to emerge. While the ‘90s were seen as a halcyon age with creative music and a unique atmosphere at events, there were also a few challenging aspects to the scene. One was the frequent mislabeling of tracks on DAT tapes as music was being traded in various circumstances. DAT label DJ Solitare recalls many such situations, including a case a track by Avi circulating as a live mix by Hallucinogen in 1998 and several tracks inaccurately attributed to X-Dream, and in our recent transfer work of DAT tapes made in the ‘90s we regularly come across inaccurately identified tracks. 

Unfortunately this kind of situation could occur not only with amateur DJs but also amongst producing artists - and as a result of such a mislabeled DAT tape, our recent 3-disc Etnica release features a track that was inaccurately attributed to Etnica. The track ‘Party Druid’ circulated on DATs for decades and was dutifully copied from a DAT tape filled with Etnica productions by label manager Draeke when archiving the band’s output. It naturally made its way into DAT’s latest Etnica release covering their early compositions, with the artists having noted that while they didn’t recall the details of producing the track (as was the case with some of the experimental works on this release), they recognized it and recalled having played it. 

It has come to our attention that this track was indeed mislabeled and is in fact a track by the project Evolution entitled Alien Phenomenon - a longer mix than the version that appeared on his album, which was on the same High Society label as Etnica’s first album. Since learning of the error, we at DAT have been in contact with Andreas Roll, the artist behind the Evolution project, who was very understanding of the mishap. Andreas has been most gracious, with no expectation of the set being withdrawn and repressed, simply requesting that the error be addressed online. 

We are of course very regretful that this CD set dedicated to Etnica features a misattributed track produced by another artist - a completely unintentional and unanticipated throwback to ‘90s era of track distribution. We hope that DAT Records supporters will be as understanding of this unfortunate error as the producer of the track was, and will continue to enjoy what is still a remarkable release of a key cross-section of Etnica’s early productions.
 

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1 hour ago, draeke said:

Furthermore, please read this:

At DAT Records we constantly aim to provide a portal to the golden age of trance, when the music was new and a global scene was starting to emerge. While the ‘90s were seen as a halcyon age with creative music and a unique atmosphere at events, there were also a few challenging aspects to the scene. One was the frequent mislabeling of tracks on DAT tapes as music was being traded in various circumstances. DAT label DJ Solitare recalls many such situations, including a case a track by Avi circulating as a live mix by Hallucinogen in 1998 and several tracks inaccurately attributed to X-Dream, and in our recent transfer work of DAT tapes made in the ‘90s we regularly come across inaccurately identified tracks. 

Unfortunately this kind of situation could occur not only with amateur DJs but also amongst producing artists - and as a result of such a mislabeled DAT tape, our recent 3-disc Etnica release features a track that was inaccurately attributed to Etnica. The track ‘Party Druid’ circulated on DATs for decades and was dutifully copied from a DAT tape filled with Etnica productions by label manager Draeke when archiving the band’s output. It naturally made its way into DAT’s latest Etnica release covering their early compositions, with the artists having noted that while they didn’t recall the details of producing the track (as was the case with some of the experimental works on this release), they recognized it and recalled having played it. 

It has come to our attention that this track was indeed mislabeled and is in fact a track by the project Evolution entitled Alien Phenomenon - a longer mix than the version that appeared on his album, which was on the same High Society label as Etnica’s first album. Since learning of the error, we at DAT have been in contact with Andreas Roll, the artist behind the Evolution project, who was very understanding of the mishap. Andreas has been most gracious, with no expectation of the set being withdrawn and repressed, simply requesting that the error be addressed online. 

We are of course very regretful that this CD set dedicated to Etnica features a misattributed track produced by another artist - a completely unintentional and unanticipated throwback to ‘90s era of track distribution. We hope that DAT Records supporters will be as understanding of this unfortunate error as the producer of the track was, and will continue to enjoy what is still a remarkable release of a key cross-section of Etnica’s early productions.
 

This track sounds different , than others

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draeke    287

yes Before Big Bang, but at the same time, they did produce similar acid trance in their career and were experimenting in '95 a lot with sound, so to me and to the band it sounded like an Etnica track, and many people told me it sounded for them too. Just Joske told me "no way this is Etnica" but I disagree with him, for me and even for the band it could totally have been something they had produced :) 

 

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visine    2

This isn't the first time this is happening. There is also a wrong track on the Crop Circles CD single (that turned out to not be Crop Circles) , as well as, a pressing error on Etnica live vinyl resulting in a glitch on one track.

What will you do to rectify this?

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9 hours ago, draeke said:

It's very difficult to say what we will release as hardly any material has survived from the 96-98 era that has not been published. We still are looking for alternate/live mixes of tracks from "alien protein", we know they exist (as a video footage from the era survived and the band has done those) but almost no tape has survived, they kept more the early material and there are other tracks from 94-95 that are unreleased. We will however try to release all that is left from 96, albeit is little now. We published that sound on the second cd of Live in Athens 96, that was the best we could find for the time frame you guys mention but still a few surprises will appear.

I have to add however, that the taste for proto goa has grown on me a lot after listening for 20 years to the 96-98 sound and right now, I do prefer the early productions and the trance/proto goa sound. There are also a lot of people who danced in the late 80s and early 90s that simply love this sound and they are a huge part of the market as well, so expect other releases in this vein, without of course neglecting the goa sound of later years.

Hope you find  live mixes Microdrive and Screaming butterfly, these tracks are realy good. Also possible rereleased Nice toy, Merkaba, Triptonite rmx , Hells kitchen, Plastic with good remastering!

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juril    27
On 4/15/2018 at 7:51 PM, visine said:

This isn't the first time this is happening.

In this case, I don't see what's the big issue. Or, I guess I do see it, but it just doesn't bother me that much. I got into psytrance in 2010 and as the years went by I accepted the fact that there were albums I'd never own in any format (among others I.F.O. and The Juggeling Alchemists Under the Black Light), Draeke had other ideas and I'm definitely grateful for that. I would've been happy with just vanilla re-releases of the original albums, but instead we got so much more. I really hope Federico continues unearthing the gems of yesterday as DAT is among the few labels I follow.

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thanosp81    264
2 hours ago, juril said:

In this case, I don't see what's the big issue. Or, I guess I do see it, but it just doesn't bother me that much. I got into psytrance in 2010 and as the years went by I accepted the fact that there were albums I'd never own in any format (among others I.F.O. and The Juggeling Alchemists Under the Black Light), Draeke had other ideas and I'm definitely grateful for that. I would've been happy with just vanilla re-releases of the original albums, but instead we got so much more. I really hope Federico continues unearthing the gems of yesterday as DAT is among the few labels I follow.

I mean it's simple isn't it. I don't understand how people don't get it. 

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