Etnica / Pleiadians
Label: Etnicanet Records
An Italian project that has been producing goa trance since its inception, evolving with changing times.The quality of their tracks has stayed consistent over the years.
Max Lanfranconi, Maurizio Begotti and former members Andrea Rizzo and Carlo Paterno met in Italy at the end of the 1980s, their first work was published on the Brainstorm label in 1995. The first album, “The Juggling Alchemist Under the Blacklight” was out the same year on the German label High Society. Their second album, Alien Protein containing huge classics as “Triptonite” and “Starship 101” was released in 1996 on Blue Room UK. This helped the band build a solid reputation in the psychedelic trance scene.
Few years later they launched a side project, Pleiadians. Starting off with an EP on Symbiosis Records in 1995, they have thus far produced 3 albums Identified Flying Object (1997) Family of Light (1999) and the most recent “Seven sisters”
With the now legendary Southafrica 2000 event, Etnica began getting involved in festival organization throughout the world. “Celebra Brasil” followed shortly after. They also founded their own label, Etnicanet Records. Their sixth Etnica album Sharp was published on Solstice in 2004.
Currently Etnica is based in Ibiza, Spain.