Universal Solution drops debut EP for Anjunadeep [EP Review]
After a quality year of releases from across the globe, Anjunabeats deeper consortium is back with a four-track offering from British newcomer Universal Solution. Having debuted on the label via Anjunadeep 05 offering “Osheen,” his first dedicated EP beckons a much-needed elaboration from an artist whose sound immediately turned heads back in the summer. Between A-side “Yukon” and persuasive B-sides “Tora Bora” and “String Therapy,” the artist lesser-known as Gavin Holland develops a fluid and percussively refined sound scope of rich melodic progressions and immediate toe-tapping stamina. For a genre once reduced to the choice of beat music or experimental club records, Holland ticks all manner of boxes, to the avail of an EP that offers a fuller picture for dance music and its compositional prospects. Past the three striking originals, label favorite and recent EP smith Tom Middleton is on hand to seal the deal with his own practiced aptitude for bringing docile yet stirring creations to the label’s fertile discography. We keep trying to catch the label out, but at the tale end of 2013, Anjunadeep’s vision for new talent and eclectic music remains untouchable.