Review: Some fun acid house from the Robsoul Recordings archives available for the first time digitally. Originally out back in 2004, School Of Acid sees veteran French producer Chris Carrier tee off against Robsoul boss Phil Weeks and Bay Area house music staple Hector Moralez under their Fries & Bridge nom' de plume The title track is an all bouncing, all jacking acid house house work out, with Hector's "This Is Acid" vocal refrains riding the 808 drum pattern and undulating acid lines as neat little scratch noises drop in the mix. 'Turn It Out' sees Fries & Bridge drop a loose kick drum pattern that gets overwhelmed by a pulsing sub bass before a scattergun of hats signal a further onslaught of bubbling acid synths. Finally, 'You Got Me Open' sees Carrier fly solo and a lot deeper, crafting a solid groove aided by neat vocal edits.
Review: Liverpool institution Circus are back with another volume in their Moments series. Home to residents such as the legendary Yousef and not to mention the new breed: Lewis Boardman, Kydus and Scott Lewis amongst others. This compilation of surefire tech house artillery will bring the vibe of the revered club to your sound system right now. Highlights not limited to Green Velvet's "Bigger Than Prince" (given a sleek and slinky remix by Leeds hero Darius Syrossian), Material Series head honcho Mihalis Safras on "Santuro" (delivering the druggy main room adrenaline as always) and of course the return of Carl Cox with "Time For House Music", given a makeover by resident David Glass which has that boompty and looped up Latin vibe that's reminiscent of classic DJ Sneak or Derrick Carter: loved this one!