Real Name:
Matthew Jackson, Paul Davis
This critically acclaimed house Dj, production team, comprising Paul Davis and Matt Jackson, met in a record shop in 1996. They attracted the attention of high - profile DJs (such as Mr C, John Digweed and Tyrant) and critics with a string of 20 melodic and well-produced singles between 1998 and 2000, all enigmatically named after colours. Their debut, the aptly named, Colours received wide praise from all corners of the music press. The Face magazine made it Album Of The Month and commented: "Circulation’s pure house is built for the heart as well as the feet". Their DJing engagements at clubs such as Bed, Fabric and Renaissance drew similar comment. Unusually, their performances feature a mixture of the duo playing technology ‘"Live" and DJing. The sound of their productions appeals to fans of house, trance and techno as it draws influences from all three genres.

Circulation's Debut Weaves Sweet Technicolor Dreams.

Undulating colors: For the past two years, London - based production outfit "Circulation" has been releasing one color - coded single after another.
Uptempo titles "Green", "Blue", "Orange", "Grey" have been wholly embraced by club-land's house contingent, which now encompasses tech-house, deep trance, deep house, filtered disco, nu-disco, classic house, and all points in between.
Circulation - Paul Davis and Matt Jackson - recently delivered its debut album, the Mr. Fingers - splashed "Colours Of Circulation" via its own label (Circulation Records UK). And quite frankly, if Circulation hasn't yet crossed your radar screen, weel, it's time to wake up. In addition to highlighting 11 classic tracks, the two disc set (on the duo's own Circulation Records UK) also presens nine exclusive new tracks. Primed primarily for post-club, "Back to Mine" play, disc one soothes with the lush beats of "Cerise", "Burgundy", "Cyan" and "Mauve". Conversely, disc two shines the light on clubbier, more urgent fare like "Crimson", "Amber", "Lemon" and an alternate version of "Scarlet". Between the two discs, listeners are taken on one wicked musical journey, complete with peaks and valleys. Now, seriously, when was the last time that happened? This is the stuff technicolor dreams are made of. These days, and after recently completing a DJ tour of the Far East and Australia, the incredibly photogenic Davis and Jackson are in the studio working on their second album, which should street next year.
Now, if only a US label would open its ears to the sounds of Circulation.

Billboard, August 26, 2000.

Circulation Discography


CMPCD01 Circulation Colours (Album) Circulation CMPCD01 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CMPLP02 Circulation Colours Two (Album) Circulation CMPLP02 UK 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CMP-003 Circulation Yellow Circulation CMP-003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP006 Circulation Orange Circulation, Circulation CMP006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP004 Circulation Red Circulation CMP004 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP002 Circulation Blue Circulation CMP002 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP005 Circulation Mauve Circulation CMP005 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP007 Circulation Pink Circulation CMP007 UK 1998 Sell This Version
LINE001 Circulation K. Loop Mainline LINE001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMPLTD 01 Circulation Limited #1 (Maxi) Circulation CMPLTD 01 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP001 Circulation Green Circulation CMP001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMP011 Circulation Scarlet Circulation CMP011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMPLTD04 Circulation Limited #4 Circulation CMPLTD04 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMP 009 Circulation Turquoise (Single) Circulation CMP 009 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMP 014 Circulation Grey Circulation CMP 014 UK 1999 Sell This Version
LINE002 Circulation Playing Around / P.H. Mainline LINE002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MARY007 Circulation Mood Swing EP (EP) Primary Recordings MARY007 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMP 013 Circulation Lemon Circulation CMP 013 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PLOP 001 Circulation Your Move / Work It Out Circulation, Resolve PLOP 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMPLTD05 Circulation Limited #5 Circulation CMPLTD05 UK 1999 Sell This Version
END008 Circulation Controlled Mayhem / In Bits End Recordings END008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMP 010 Circulation Beige Circulation CMP 010 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMP 012 Circulation Lime Circulation CMP 012 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMPLTD02 Circulation Limited #2 Circulation CMPLTD02 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMPLTD03 Circulation Limited#3 Circulation CMPLTD03 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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December 3, 2015
did circulation do a version of the stranglers 'golden brown' or was it someone else within the late 90s tech house scene?


November 19, 2015
I wish they'd release a Colours 3. They have a bunch of Colours released on vinyl since the first 2 cd's. Maybe they ran out of crayon's. LOL


August 5, 2015
Have to agree about the Motor Funk track - "This time" which i'm old enough to remember the original Funk De Luxe - This Time.

Not a huge fan of reworks but this is a completely different song whilst still holding onto the Randy Muller - Classic Synth Voice "This Time"..Love it..

The "Abstract Funk Theory" is one of those play all CD's which isn't the same unless you play all.. Absolutely brilliant..


March 24, 2014
Agree with Chive!! Proper solid tunes, although some ropey one's were put out. Nonetheless, they were amongst the 1st pioneers of True Tech house with the likes of the early Kompakt Stuff. The compilation "Abstract Funk Theory" Was a blinding Compilation, especially the track by Motorfunk - This time.
Absolute Belter!!


September 8, 2011
These guys did some great music together. Does anyone know what happened to either them?


May 28, 2011
the first seven releases through about 1998 are all solid tech house tracks. the release unfortuneately start to head downwards after this time. it is too bad they never got back to where they started. i used to look forward to seeing another color release. it was a little to often but they were good.

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