Review: On this groovy and entertaining 12", Stassy welcomes sometime Elephant Moon producer Lee Burton to Taverna Tracks for the first time. Burton's brand of deep house - musically rich and melodious, but with suitably bumping beats - is a perfect fit with the Berlin-based label's previous output. There's much to admire throughout, from the ultra-deep and spacey shuffle of "Circadian Rhythm", to the UK garage influenced deep space bounce of "Cocoa Powder". Best of all, though, is opener "Horizontal Falls", where sun-blushed synth motifs and dreamy, head-in-the-clouds chords are accompanied by an undulating bassline and skipping, US garage inspired drums.
Review: For his latest trick, London-based house producer Maik Yells has decided to tell tales of brave Ulises on Germany's fast-rising Taverna Tracks stable. He casts off into the unknown via the deep, woozy and gently spacey tech-house/deep house fusion of "Atopos", before foot-stepping into jazzier worlds via the swinging, crackling beats, warm bass and jammed out electric piano motifs of "Latika". Over on the back page (sorry, B-side), Ed Herbst delivers a sturdy but dreamy, ultra-deep dub of "Atopos", before "Yulises" sees Yells pepper a bustling, Robsoul style tech-house groove with weird noises and eccentric, Maurice Fulton style synth solos.