(CICUTA 012) V.A. – One Year Ago EP
Artist: Various Artists
Title: One Year Ago EP
Release Date: 15/09/2012
Styles: Dark, Industrial, Techno, Electronic
Today Cicuta Netlabel turns one year old. One year full of work, joys, and, why not, some distaste. But above all it has been a year full of numbers: we’ve published music of 45 artists from 16 countries, accumulating more than 8,500 downloads and over 26,000 tracks on Soundcloud. These numbers are more than satisfactory, and make us extremely grateful to all those people who have relied on our understanding of techno. We also want to thank all the artists who have donated their music for free and disinterested, and our colleagues David and Xavi, a key part of the team of Cicuta, and without whom none of this would be possible.
Start the EP with Dutch Ritzi Lee, one of the most active artists on the European hard-techno scene, with years of experience behind them, and with great success on labels as important as Theory, Labrynth, Planet Rhythm or Naked Lunch. An honor and a luxury to have him on this anniversary.
We continue with the Czech based in Holland Oliver Kucera, who already participated in the eighth Cicuta release, and with whom we share a special friendship. His quality is more than proven in his releases at TMM Records, Planet Rhythm and Kucera Records (their own label).
Here we present the Irish Diarmaid O’Meara, co-manager of Gobsmacked Records label with Luke Creed, and that brings us a track full of groove and pressure, ideal to dive into the atmosphere and sounds…
We returned to Spain, to present one of the artists who possibly has progressed in this 2012. Rafa Fijo, better known as RFS, despite his short career, has gotten the attention of the techno scene, and for example, playing on the mythical Florida 135…
We remain in Spain to make known to the Sigma Zigurat duo, formed by Hyo and Discknocked. We know Hyo too well after posting the fourth release of Cicuta, a success. As a duo we have a powerful track, mental, perfect to ignite a dance floor…
Finally, and as always, Drugstore close the EP with our own track. In this case, as the occasion merits, ration of dancefloor techno.
Relax, listen and enjoy. Welcome, this is Cicuta Netlabel.
01. Ritzi Lee – Hotfixx (Panic Edit) – 04:55
02. Oliver Kucera – Stand Your Ground – 05:49
03. Diarmaid O’Meara – Revolving Around A Crisis – 06:52
04. RFS – Endh – 07:00
05. Sigma Zigurat – Mechanic – 06:04
06. Drugstore – Horus – 06:41
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FEEDBACKS & REVIEWS
Thanks, nice package of tracks. Good stuff again!
Mattias Fridell (Mastertraxx, Planet Rhytmic, Audio Assault, SW)
Really wonderful EP. It’s impossible to pick just one favorite there but I really like RFS and Oliver’s original mix. Thanks for the promo. Keep up the great work.
Peter DL-E (Heaven To Hell Records, DE)
Time passed quickly, congratulations to your first anniversary. Fantastic release as usual, probably the best one for me so far from Cicuta. All tracks are brilliant, my personal favorites are Drugstore’s Horus and the massive offbeat from Sigma Zigurat. Keep up the good work mates, full support to this project from me
Doryk Aka P.C.M.N (Audio Exit, HU)
Congratulations for the anniversary. High quality music. Techno is far from dead 😉
Psycoded (Zimmer Records, Haushaltsware, Akashic Records, DE)
Daniela Haverbeck (Subsequent Records, Adult Records, CH)
Muy buena recopilación. mis favoritos los temas de Sigma Zigurat y Oliver Kucera. Oscuridad por los 4 costados. Felicidades por este primer año y que estéis en la brecha mucho más luchando por el techno.
David Meiser (Cicuta Netlabel, ES)
Muchas gracias por la música ! Usare esta nueva release en mis futuros mixs… 😉
Tyler Smith aka Black Smith Craft (Pohjola, Ante-Rasa, Labrynth, Interstate 94, FR)
Great release!!! My favorite – Oliver Kucera – Stand your ground
Energun (Energun Records, BL)
Banging Techno from start to end, a great EP. As always, Cicuta brings us supreme quality releases, with nothing to envy from other labels. Out favorites are: “Stand Your Ground” by Oliver Kucera, RFS’ “Endh” (excelent and with a classic Techno feeling) and “Horus” by Drugstore. This is the best way to celebrate a year of Cicuta. Congratulations.
Sound & Motion Netlabel (SV)
Thanks for the tracks! they are osom! will play them! full support!