Following the remarkable international success of Elif’s emphatic Medusa EP back in September, 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.
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 harnesses driving techno kicks and 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: https://www.marginalialabel.com/callout