The three-part package from the Iranian DJ and producer drops on Elif’s newly formed imprint.
Following the remarkable international success of Elif’s emphatic ‘Medusa’ EP back in September, the recently formed Barcelona-based imprint Marginalia now looks to double its burgeoning release tally with the announcement of the label’s eagerly anticipated sophomore offering, ‘Call Out’ EP.
The conceptual brainchild of Turkish-born, Barcelona-based DJ and producer Elif, Marginalia is a new home for undiscovered electronic artists to express their unbridled creativity within a framework of absolute sonic freedom.
Marginalia represents a forward-thinking community that looks to bolster the profiles of the hardest-working, often least-rewarded, individuals in the music industry, individuals without whom the scene’s ecosystem would collapse entirely.
Another exquisite three-part package bearing all the hallmarks of the label’s flourishing sound palate – and with early support from industry heavyweights Oostil and Mira, amongst others – Marginalia’s second release sees label boss Elif invite hotly-tipped LA-based Iranian producer MANTi to the imprint for her eagerly-anticipated label debut.
Making her intentions known from the off, MANTi kick-starts the EP with the dynamic title track ‘Call Out,’ a deeply meditative cut that blends driving techno kicks with an intoxicating web of trippy synth intricacies. Darting between organic timbres and cosmic tones, MANTi’s euphoric mosaic of juxtaposed sound design elements makes this one of the most unique tracks on the label, to date.
The EP’s second offering, ‘Renegade,’ takes a stylistic turn from its predecessor, boasting a tribal rhythm that’s both rich and atmospheric in its effect. Presenting another masterful array of synth components that weave effortlessly between one another, ‘Renegade’ takes listeners on a cinematic journey that’s vibrant, exciting and wholly satisfying.
Lastly, stepping up for all-important remix duties, the EP closer sees rising Argentinian talent Ditian take on the heady ‘Renegade.’ Following a run of critically acclaimed releases on the likes of Innervisions, TAU, Lost & Found, Renaissance and Applied Magic (to name a few) over the course of his career, Ditian now peels back MANTi’s labyrinth of synth complexities for his Marginalia label debut, as he reveals an altogether different side to the cut that champions melodic dissonance and tight percussion.
MANTi – Call Out EP (incl. Ditian Remix) is out now via Marginalia
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