Tala - Mandragora

Based in Argentina, Tala debuted with his acclaimed remix of ‘War In Donga’ (ICONISE001). Deep and heartfelt, Tala style is a blend of springing, melody-heavy techno (think Sascha Funke, or maybe Superpitcher) with the stripped-back feel of contemporary minimal house. His original version of ‘Madragora’ is a low paced, quietly romantic pulser, ideal for deeper dance floor moments, or late night listening pleasure.

Fittingly for a Brighton-based label, we’re pleased to welcome Cosmic Sandwich on remix duties. A born and bread local, Steve Barnes relocated to Cologne some years back, and went on to produced a string of acclaimed tracks and remixes for Traum, Trapez and My Best Friend. His warm, dub-spiked rework tweaks the pace for a plaintive club-burner in his typically rich style.

Next up we welcome newcomer Marcel Oelke, a brand new German talent. His remix strips the original back to its minimal roots, inserting a bumping contemporary groove and a smattering of textured harmonics. Smart, unpretentious and brimming with potential, it’s a fine start from this young artist.

Finally, we return to Brighton for Danzai’s remix. Layering dripping percussion clips over Detroit-ish string swathes and a deftly arranged groove, it’s a fittingly emotive end to the release.


  • Tala - Mandragora (Original Mix)
  • Tala - Mandragora (Cosmic Sandwich Remix)
  • Tala - Mandragora (Marcel Oelke Remix)
  • Tala - Mandragora (Danzai Remix)
'Mandragora' is available now from Beatport and iTunes.