A four-week roundtrip through India inspired Dutch beatmaker El Pres Beats to create this instrumental EP, sampling a bunch of old Indian records.

The title Tala Tape refers to a traditional rhythmic pattern in classical Indian music. “Tala, in the music of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, is a metric cycle with a specific number of beats—from 3 to 128—that recur in the same pattern throughout a musical performance,” explains El Pres Beats on his Bandcamp page.

Dutch bass music producer Gumnaam (another Indian touch: he named himself after a Bollywood movie) makes the only guest appearance on the EP, as the co-producer of “Kranti.”

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