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.