Datura

Datura

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Italian group formed in 1991 in Bologna, Italy, by the musicians Ciro Pagano (ex-member and founder of the Italian electro pop group Gaznevada, one of the most importants in the 80's) and Stefano Mazzavillani (musician and arranger of more famous italian pop-singers in the 80's)

In the beginning they collaborate with two importants DJs: Cirillo and DJ Ricci. They are involved in all the Datura productions from 1991 until 1995.
Datura collaborate with artists as Billie Ray Martin, Steve Strange from Visage and remixed artists as Freddie Mercury, Luciano Ligabue, Irene Grandi, Skiantos and C.S.I.. The first single was "Nu Style", followed by smash-hits "Yerba Del Diablo", "Eternity" and more.
In 1995 DJ Ricci stops to collaborate with the band and in 2000 also Cirillo leaves Datura.

Datura's studio: Coco Studio
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Datura Discography

Albums

IRMA 464209-2 Datura Eternity (Album) Irma IRMA 464209-2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
VMP 270397-2 Datura The Album(2xCD, Album) VMP VMP 270397-2 Singapore 1997 Sell This Version
none Datura Datura Collection(10xFile, MP3, 320) The Saifam Group srl none Italy 2009

Singles & EPs

LSD 008 Datura Yerba Del Diablo (Single, Maxi) Trance Records (2) LSD 008 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
LSD 003 Datura Nu Style Trance Records (2) LSD 003 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
IRMA 6729023 Datura The Datura EP (Maxi) Trance Records (2) IRMA 6729023 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
LSD 016 Datura Eternity (Single, Maxi) Trance Records (2) LSD 016 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
ZYX 7022R-4 Datura Devotion (Maxi, Single) Trance Records (2) ZYX 7022R-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
LSD 022 Datura Live Remixes (El Sueno - The 7th Hallucination) (Maxi) Trance Records (2) LSD 022 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
LSD 020 Datura Fade To Grey (Maxi) Trance Records (2) LSD 020 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
FM 2101 Datura The 7th Hallucination (Maxi) Trance Records (2) FM 2101 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
TIME 061 DAT Datura Angeli Domini (Maxi) TIME (2) TIME 061 DAT Italy 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 8033-8 Datura Mystic Motion (Maxi) Irma ZYX 8033-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 7820-8 Datura & Usura* Datura & Usura* - Infinity (Maxi) TIME (2) ZYX 7820-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
JB 9536 TIME Datura - Usura* / Tullio De Piscopo Datura - Usura* / Tullio De Piscopo - Infinity / Ciapa Ciapa Al Maruchein(7", Jukebox) TIME (2) JB 9536 TIME Italy 1995 Sell This Version
VMP 040197-8 U.S.U.R.A. & Datura / U.S.U.R.A. U.S.U.R.A. & Datura / U.S.U.R.A. - Infinity / Open Your Mind(CD, Maxi) VMP VMP 040197-8 Singapore 1995 Sell This Version
TIME 069 CD Datura Mantra (Maxi) TIME (2) TIME 069 CD Italy 1996 Sell This Version
LSD 030 Datura From Here To Eternity Trance Records (2) LSD 030 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
cd time 077, CD/TIME 077 Datura Voo-Doo Believe? (Single, Maxi) TIME (2) cd time 077, CD/TIME 077 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
SHT 3379-6 Datura The Sign (Maxi) TIME (2) SHT 3379-6 France 1997 Sell This Version
LSD 029 Datura Passion (The Remixes) Irma LSD 029 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
JB 0197 DJ Dado / Datura DJ Dado / Datura - Coming Back / The Sign(7", Single) TIME (2) JB 0197 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
MDJ 71 Datura Memorandum EP(2x12", EP) Made In DJ MDJ 71 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
TIME 121 Datura I Will Pray (Maxi) TIME (2) TIME 121 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
JB 07/98 Datura / Coimbra Datura / Coimbra - I Will Pray / Another Star(7", Jukebox) TIME (2) JB 07/98 Italy 1998 Sell This Version

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maxi_vinylnut

maxi_vinylnut

January 20, 2013
edited about 1 month ago
Datura were cool back in the day ie-early to mid 90's, their early stuff like yerba del diablo, eternity, devotion, el sueno featured vocals from Amparo Fidalgo otherwise known as the visionary voice.The lyrics were not so much sung as spoken which gave their tunes a very stylish, classy sound.
Datura very much had their own signature sound that was instantly recognizable, distinctive melodies,track structure and of course the use of sparse vocals, in short though if you have a thing for dance music with foreign vocals you would love Datura !!!

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