Etnica ‎– Equator

Spirit Zone Recordings ‎– SPIRIT ZONE 051
CD, Album


1 Be On Go 10:03
2 Patricia... Our Happy... 5:39
3 Mad Crickets 6:49
4 Trip In Transkei 6:00
5 History 10:13
6 Vibra 11:23
7 Resistance 8:39
8 Funkadelia 8:58
9 Baraka 6:48

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All tracks written and produced at the Seven Stars Soundlab, Milan.
Mastered at Studio Chillout.

BPM's: 1 - 94 / 2 - 135 / 3 - 127 / 4 - 129 / 5 - 137 / 6 - 139 / 7 - 144 / 8 - 100 / 9 - 131

Total time: 74:37

Track 1: contains samples from the movie 'Independence Day' (1996), "To bring you extraordinary events taking place in the Russian Republic. This unexplained disturbance and the hysteria that it's causing are incredible. How would you describe what you're seeing? It is clearing the mountains... moving too slowly to be a comet or meteor. Widespread panic has gripped the countryside as thousands have taken to the streets. It is confirmed. The unexplained phenomenon is headed for Moscow."

Track 5: contains samples from the movie 'Star Trek: First Contact' (1996), "The alien ship is on its way to rendezvous with history", "My God, they're really from another world" and "Final launch sequence checks are complete".

Track 7: contains samples from the movie 'Star Trek: First Contact' (1996), "We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships! We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

Track 8: contains samples from the movie 'Independence Day' (1996), "I know there is much we can learn from each other, if we can negotiate a truce. We can find a way to coexist. Can there be a peace between us?", "What is it you want us to do?" and "Peace..."

℗ + © 1999 Spirit Zone Records
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 18755 20512 9
  • Matrix / Runout: SPIR SZ 51
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5224
  • Label Code: LC 02413
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OUT 026 Etnica Equator(Cass, Album) Outside Media OUT 026 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
SPIRIT ZONE 051 Etnica Equator(2xLP, Album) Spirit Zone Recordings SPIRIT ZONE 051 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
SPIRIT ZONE 051, DR-128 Etnica Equator(CD, Album, Unofficial) Spirit Zone Recordings (2), Generation X Records SPIRIT ZONE 051, DR-128 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WSZ 200.520 Etnica Equator(Cass, Album) Wizard (4) WSZ 200.520 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
SPIRIT ZONE 51 Etnica Equator(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Spirit Zone Recordings SPIRIT ZONE 51 Germany 1999 Sell This Version


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October 16, 2019

Back in the days most of us kinda got disappointed with this release as we were expecting something similar to the previous albums but retrospectively, 20 years after it was released, one can say Equator was actually a good album. 1999 was a year when most Goa Trance producers decided to do something else probably more mainstream / techno as, like you and me, they needed an income. A few of them (like Etnica) were successful in still producing nice music and Equator is good example of this.
My rating: 4/5


March 19, 2018
Everyone has a bad day at work every now and then.


November 26, 2015

the ambient tracks are pretty good. However, most of the trance tracks are really annoying and hard to listen to. Etnica became really agressive here and also on later releases. Not my cup of tea. The ambient is much better..


March 16, 2015
would like to say that i was very disappointed and i some way sad the day i received this cd long time ago in 1999.....
i really thought listen the first 4 track i was deceived...hahahahaha! lol!
but let me say the intense feelings and goose bumps when i discovered the real gem inside: HISTORY...
man, this is really a fucking real Epic track! what can i also to say.........
Vibra is a very good track too...........


June 7, 2014

Played this once when it came out, and never again of course. The biggest crap from Etnica ever, terrible album.


March 25, 2008
So, the third album from Etnica. What can I say. I bought Alien Protien and Equator at the same time. Other reviews made me think that Equator is a much better album than Alien Protien.
When I listen to a couple of albums I prever to save the best for last. So after putting on my headphones and laying myself down I pressed the "play" button and Alien Protien started. Halelujah! This is probably one of the most intense acid goa I've ever heard! Super, with lots of things going on. Great album! Now it's time for Equator. So now I'm thinking: "This must be the best album ever", but unfortunately Equator is completely different. It's more chill-like goa trance, hardly any acid sounds in the first couple of tracks.

The album is nice and for sure worth a couple of dollars for purchasing it, but if you like goa with a little more power then I strongly recommend Alien Protien, because for me this is way more intense to listen to.


February 27, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
Yes this album is something special as it shows a more experimental and trippy-tribal ambient side of Etnica.

In addition there is this track "History" placed in the center of the album as it surely is the very heart of it.
"History" is a presidential premium trance epos of a track that will prevail the meaning of its own title.
Positive mysticism, full of love and light, seducing you to dance like a poem of Jalal Ad'Deen Rumi, it works its way to your heart and develops and grows. To those who believe in it, it will surely reveal its strong psychedelic power at a point where they least expect it;-)
"The alien ship is on its way to rendez-vous with history..." the voice sample says and BANG!!! take off!
Compared to this the following two dance tracks (6 & 7) are pieces of crap but who wants to compare the absolute?
"Oh my god! They're really from another world!"