Circulation : Turquoise

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Just when you think it's yet another trad breakbeat rumble, in comes some useful speaker-shredding bass...

Tech-house dons Circulation have released a slew of excellent colour-coded EPs, taking the best bits of house (sex, groove) and techno (vibes, beats) and creating tracks that zigzag through dance music’s sub-genres. They even mercilessly funked-up The Stranglers’ ‘Golden Brown’ on one of their harder-to-find twelves but have never let anyone remix them – until now.

To be honest, the rubs by Different Gear (who recently reworked The Police’s ‘When The World Is Running Down’ into an Ibiza anthem) and Weekend World are fair-to-middling – tools for deep house DJs that roll along on bungee jump basslines and mantric beats. But it’s the nu-skool breaks take by Blim that really arrests. Just when you think it’s yet another trad breakbeat rumble, in comes some useful speaker-shredding bass, like the DJ’s drunk a Molotov cocktail.

Kieran Wyatt