Etnica ‎– Polar e.p.

Spirit Zone Recordings ‎– SPIRIT ZONE 056
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM


A Mind Altering Drugs 9:13
B The Dominator 8:52

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All tracks written and produced @ The Seven Sisters Soundlab, Milan (Italy).
Mastered @ dubplates & mastering (Berlin).

Side A: 140 BPM. Contains a sample from the 1998 movie Dark City by Alex Proyas, "Alter physical reality."
Contains a sample from the 1990 movie Jacob's Ladder by Adrian Lyne, "Synthesizing mind altering drugs. Not the street stuff. They had us isolating special properties- the dark side. Most powerful thing I ever saw. Special properties. The dark side. Mind altering drugs. Special properties. The dark side. Mind altering drugs. Special properties. Right to the primal fear, right to the base anger."

Side B: 142 BPM. Contains a sample from the track "Dominator" by Human Resource, "I'm the one and only dominator, I'm the one and only dominator! There is no other"!

℗ + © 1999 Spirit Zone Records
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 18755 20552 5
  • Label Code: LC 02413
  • Rights Society: GEMA


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November 8, 2007

Etnica circa 1999 was, according to many, already on the verge of losing the magic which launched them to the stars! They are without a doubt one of the greatest collectives to have ever emerged out of the whole old school goa trance genre. However, having lost one of its core members, Carlo Paterno, in the summer of '98, many started to turn their back on this talented group, not liking the new musical direction they took at the turn of the century.
That said, regardless of the critics and subjective opinions, this EP is more than worth having because of the A side: Mind Altering Drugs is one of the greatest dance floor shakers Etnica ever crafted. Simple as that. I find it to be the last amazing tunes to come out of their studio, but that's just me. After this it was all downwards. But my, this IS something to get the party started. Sharp and crystally clear sounds and effects hitting you from every possible direction, killer samples and a humongous bass line. Everything falls in place here. It is just perfect. Too bad they never followed with anything similar. Essential!