are Ibiza-based Milanese duo Max Lanfranconi
and Maurizio Begotti
(the original quartet was comprised of
Max Lanfranconi, Maurizio Begotti
, Carlo Paterno,
and Andrea Rizzo)
Electronic music producers extraordinaire, ETNICA
have pioneered the global phenomenon that is psychedelic trance
since the late 80's as doyens and undisputed innovators, trail-blazing the planet with their charismatic live performances as
constant favorites on international line-ups at all of the world's top events. Simply put, they are among the most acclaimed
artists of their kind, with a growing legion of fans that span the entire planet, devotedly following them since the glorious Acid House days.
Quintessentially Mediterranean yet utterly universal, the romantic and evocative allure of their sci-fi imbued compositions have rippled out
through the years, inspiring many an artist and forging, during the 'golden era' of 'Goa'
Trance, what would become the
blueprint for this legendary musical genre. A majestic craftsmanship permeates their fascinating works, as displayed in Etnica'
s side-project PLEIADIANS
albums: Identified Flying Object
(their debut album from 1996 - a sheer masterpiece: symphonic behemoth of a myriad layers - mesmerizing and
unsurpassed to date) and Family of Light,
as well as 2006's Seven Sisters
. Their music's charm lies in the grandiose arrangements as well as the
sonic minutiae that pepper and constellate each of their works.
have given us an imposing array of classics starting from their debut album 'The Juggling Alchemist Under the Blacklight'
sophomore album 'Alien Protein'
, which set the tone for the illustrious sequence of 7 artist albums up until present day.
Their countless hit singles feature on all of the best labels (including Spirit Zone
, Blue Room Released
, Dragonfly, Flying Rhinoq
, and Neurobiotic
to name only a few) and legendary hits such as TRIPTONITE
have endlessly been remixed
by admiring artists all over the world, throughout the years.
Attention has inevitably been garnered outside of the international electronic music circuit, with memorable collaborations including
licensing their musical pieces to Sony Playstation
for the acclaimed Gran Turismo
game, as well as soundtrack and sound designing for Italian
Back home at their headquarters in the world's clubbing capital, Max Lanfranconi
was awarded 'Best DJ'
during 2005's edition of Ibiza DJ Awards
With their record label ETNICANET
they are responsible for igniting new scenes in some of today's festival and clubbing hot spots
such as Southafrica
(with their Southafrica 2000 Millennium Festival
and the Southafrica 2002 Total Solar Eclipse Festival
Venezuela (1996 Eclipse Festival)
, Brazil (Celebra Brasil 2001, 2002
, and 2003 editions,
the first of which was the first ever
festival of its kind in the continent), and much more.
In 2010 Etnica inaugurated their new state-of-the-art recording facilities: SOUNDFARM Studios in Ibiza
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