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Analog Dreams

 

Here at DAT Records, Mark and I are extremely energized and excited to announce to everyone what we have been cooking up in the last 6 months at least. Before that, we had only bits and pieces of ideas but then it became a clear vision and we chased it to the point where we could grasp it and transform it into reality. We wanted to make a compilation - not just any compilation but something epic that would take you on a journey up there somewhere. So we started collecting tracks and then we realized how amazing it would be if we could have only remixes of real classics on it because... well, they exist! So from a generic VA (there are more of those in the pipeline), we transformed our first compilation into the perfect journey through parallel realities, with well-known masterpieces presented in ways that you have never heard before.

 

With no further mumbo jumbo or wordplay, I am pleased to announce officially our compilation "Analog Dreams":

Tracklist

1 Hallucinogen - LSD '93
2 Space Tribe - The Great Spirit (Original Mix)
3 Doof - We Are Free (Desk Mix)
4 Slinky Wizard - Funkus Munkus (Original Mix)
5 Green Nuns Of The Revolution - Ring Of Fire (Extended Mix)
6 Total Eclipse - Free Lemonade (Live in Paris 1995)
7 Etnica - Full On (Original Mix)
8 Prana - Voyager 2
9 Nervasystem - Whirling Dervish (Kaleidoscope Mix)

 

EVERY track in this compilation is a storming killer and the energy of the progression of tracks is outstanding!

 

We start with a twist on the most classic track ever: the first version of the iconic Hallucinogen work that would become the legendary LSD, the original track that was played in Goa in 1993 and which would lead to the trademark sound of Simon's later releases. Then we move to the amazing original mix of Space Tribe's The Great Spirit, an epic and spiritual track that is as powerful as it is beautiful. Things start to move deeper with the brooding and driving desk mix of the brilliant Doof track We Are Free.

 

Now that our gears are oiled and running, we can unleash the powerful energy of Slinky Wizard with the original first mix of Funkus Munkus that will get you grooving. We finally reach the apex with an extended mix of Green Nuns of the Revolution's monster tune Ring Of Fire. Prepare to hurtle through the cosmos, Space Cadets, because you *cannot* imagine how energizing and mind-blowing this track is - we were speechless when we heard it and are still on Cloud 9.

 

Then, even if you think it's not possible, we go even higher with this super-duper-hyperbolic live mix of Total Eclipse's Free Lemonade from a 1995 Paris performance. Please remember to be more careful from whom you accept free lemonade - there is no need for lemonade, as this track is enough for a magical trip ! And then we stabilize in hyperspace with the magnificent long, haunting original mix of Etnica's Full On, which appears for the first time ever fully unmixed on CD.

 

Now as we prepare to come back to Earth, we present you the groovy, beautifully refreshing, and extremely rare mix of Voyager 2 by Prana. We then close this splendid compilation with the spiritual and mystical downtempo kaleidoscope mix of Nervasystem's Whirling Dervish, a track that we loved the minute we heard it first.

 

To prepare this compilation was a long and complex process of detective work and discussion. I want to thank Mark Ainley for his help and dedication in this. We have been compiling and assembling something we are sure that you will enjoy for as many years as these tracks were hidden. And this is the first of a series of three compilations... All aboard and blast off!

 

UPDATE: The compilation was supposed to be released the 4th of July 2014 but due to a mis-press from the plant, that used the wrong jewel boxes for it, the CD had to be re-shipped to the pressing plant. The release will eventually come out near the end of July. This was due to circumstances beyond our control and we are sorry about that!

 

Draeke & Mark

 
Virtuart & Symbiote EP [DATEP 002-004]

Virtuart - Sacred Drop EP - DATEP 002


Virtuart is Olivier Abitbol, French musician well known in the scene as he has been releasing tracks on many important labels in the 90s, including Koyote, Nova Tekk, Intoxygene & Mazzo. Virtuart is no stranger to Goa and the Psychedelic world and has previously released 2 albums and 2 singles back in the days plus featured on numbers of compilations.


The sound of Virtuart is captivating, dark and yet colourful, full of energy and psychedelic moments, and this single will show you how great his production is. The music was Produced in the late 90s but was freshly remastered with modern techniques by the artist himself and it sounds crystal clear with no compromises such as over compression, it was gently mastered for the best possible result.


Virtuart - Sacred Drop EP

 

1. Virtuart feat. Chronomyst - Madagascar2depeut
2. Virtuart feat. Chronomyst - Sacred Drop
3. Virtuart - L'Arôme de la Solitude (Batur Mix)


Artwork: Vladimir Trillobeat
Mastering: Virtuart
Style : Psychedelic Goa Trance


Samples here: http://soundcloud.com/dat-records/virtuart-sacred-drop-ep-demo

 

Official Release Date Worldwide: 4th April 2014
Order from DAT Records Online Store please.


Symbiote - Symbiote EP - DATEP 004


Symbiote is Samuel Côté, talented musician from Canada. He is a producer who was releasing his music in free format through modules in the tracker scene but the music published in this single was completely reworked in the studio for the release. Amazing melodies, haunting hypnotic vibes and tunnels through time, that is how you’ll feel while listening to these monster tracks courtesy of Symbiote.


DAT is proud to present this masterpiece for the world to enjoy, so let yourself go and entrance into this madness voyage through consciousness... are you ready to fly into your mind?


Symbiote - Symbiote EP

 

1. Symbiote - ...Phantasmagoria
2. Symbiote - ...Tiara
3. Symbiote - Abstraktd


Artwork: Oziris, Vladimir Trillobeat & Draeke
Mastering: Colin Bennun
Style : Symphonic Goa Trance


Samples here: http://soundcloud.com/dat-records/symbiote-symbiote-ep-datep-004


Official Release Date Worldwide: 4th April 2014
Order from DAT Records Online Store please.


Digital Download available through DAT Records website or on Bandcamp after the release date.
Please Remember to select the right shipping option for the CD Singles (cheaper). Enjoy!

 
Vinyls

 

Etnica - Live In Athens 96 - 3LP

Hello Everyone!

As you all know, vinyls are coming back strongly on the market and with good reason! The format is timeless. In the early years of recording over 100 years ago, music was recorded on flat discs with grooves and the format persisted for a century and still hasn't fully disappeared. We like the CD with its purity, but there is no doubt that the classic analog sound and warmth of a vinyl is hardly equaled and surely magical.


A lot of people went crazy with the album Etnica - Live in Athens 1996 and justly demanded a vinyl release. After long consideration and investigation into different options of pressing/mastering, I came up with the idea of a crowd-funding project where you pre-order one or more copies of the album to finance its physical realization.


So with no further swirls of words, I give you here the link to check out the project on your own!

 

Etnica - Live In Athens 96 - 3LP


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And some beautiful Vinyl Grooves...


Vinyl Grooves

Please, pledge ahead!!

Draeke