(CICUTA 002) Drugstore – Shadai EP
Title: Shadai EP
Release Date: 15/10/2011
Styles: Dark, Industrial, Melodic Techno
Welcome to the second reference of Cicuta Netlabel. While the first reference was composed of various artists, this time presenting the second model of EP that will go work, focused on a particular artist and with various remixers. We wanted to be us, the people of Drugstore, which give the starting for this format, featuring three original cuts plus three remixes of three friends and colleagues.
The three original cuts are in tune to the music we have always intended to netaudio, with less commercial sound than the first release. We started with an intro EP (The Birth), the first published, to usher in two cuts: one with more underground sounds (Night Dream), and another tracker (Shadai). Too much variety, as you can see…
As for the remixers, first we present to Hermético, catalan dj and producer and one of the people most knowledgeable and respected in the netaudio world, thanks to his work as manager of Inoquo netlabel, as well as her work through his blog Oir Para Creer. We worked together on various projects over the years, and we can assure that their quality productions go beyond the four sides.
Moreover we have the hungarian GabeeN, another classic of netaudio circuit, which in recent times are getting great achievements in the commercial world, appearing on labels like Naked Lunch or Armatura. His productions always noted for its strength and breadth of sound, a perfect complement.
Last but not least, we introduced you to David Reina, producer from Córdoba (Spain) who is within the group of young talents which aims to support from Cicuta, providing a remix with a great personality.
01. Drugstore – The Birth – 01:32
02. Drugstore – Night Dream – 07:30
03. Drugstore – Night Dream (Hermético Remix) – 09:36
04. Drugstore – Shadai – 06:39
05. Drugstore – Shadai (GabeeN Remix) – 05:41
06. Drugstore – Shadai (David Reina Dark Mix) – 08:00
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FEEDBACKS & REVIEWS
“Hermético Remix” sounds warm and fat. Some serious grooves inside. GabeeN remix is also a great piece of techno beats, excellent to rock the floor. Liked the originals too, inspiring sounds.
Dosem (Soundfate, Sino, ES)
Amazing release. you guys go from strength to strength. The David Reina Dark Mix tops it for me.
George Lanham (Technopodcast.com, UK)
Diverse release, “Birth” intro is cool. Gabeen remix also nice and crunchy clubsound for us.
Concrete Djz (Armatura Records, RS)
Interesante segunda referencia del netlabel Cicuta a cargo de Drugstore, centrada por supuesto en el techno pero ofreciendo variedad sonora. Tras una intro ambiental, el EP sigue un camino ascendente en el que podemos escuchar desde sonidos suaves y melódicos, incluso con algunos toques ácidos, hasta otros más contundentes. Buen segundo trabajo de este netlabel que da sus primeros pasos de forma prometedora.
Technoastur website (www.technoastur.com, ES)
Quality stuff! Shadai original and Gabeen remix for me!
Stefano Infusino (Gynoid, HTH, Parallel 125, IT)
Wonderful second EP. deep and hypnotic again. hermético and gabeen doing also some great work remixing. actualy my 2 favorite tunes on this release. also the intro will surely find its way into my case. more.
Psycoded (Zimmer Records, Netlabelism, DE)
Nice second release. My personal favourite is Drugstore – Shadai and the remix by Gabeen is pretty nice as well.
Peter (Heaven To Hell Records, UK)
Another great release, raging a wide spectrum of techno, and i’m glad to see Gabeen in the track list. Shadai original and GabeeN remix will be in the playlist for me.
Doryk Aka P.C.M.N (Audio Exit, HU)
The birth me parece una introducir perfecta para el inicio de una batalla. Oscuro y épico a partes iguales. En el resto del álbum hay una gran representación de todas las visiones del techno de las que me quedo con shadai (David reina Dark remix) donde la intensidad, la repetición y las atmosferas oscuras acercan a mis gustos el original. Gran ep de techno.
Razeed (Geometrika FM, ES)
Thanks for the music, this is a nice release. Night Dream is my favourite but I will definitely be playing Shadai and the GabeeN remix as well.
John Bushby (Brawlcast Podcast, UK)
Cool EP again guys. Solid, consistent structure.”The Birth” serves it’s job very well as an intro. Both versions of “Night dream” are awesome. Simple, but great design. “Shadai” and it’s remixes are also quite good. My favourite out of those three is David Reina’s dark mix.
Balatro (Audio Exit, HU)
This second release only confirms the whole approach of Cicuta… Bringing up tempo Techno… My favourite is the Hermético remix of Nightdream… Bringing Drugstore and Hermètico together always results in fireworks…
Steve (1MC Radioshow, UK)