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All I Need (Taya. remix) - (6:58) 123 BPM
CIRCUS 108
06 Sep 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Blazelnuts (original mix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
   
Interstellar Cake (original mix) - (8:59) 126 BPM
   
Interstellar Cake (Richy Ahmed remix) - (6:23) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Interstellar Cake (Subb-An remix) - (8:19) 125 BPM
Review: Why wait to till the weekend when you can have Acid on a Monday? It's certainly true upon hearing these two bangers. First up "Blazelnuts" features a pounding kick drum and tripped-out warped vocals, but it's the more sensual grind of deep, hypnotic grinder "Interstellar Cake" that really has us ascending to planet boogie.
CIRCUS 055
12 Oct 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Svenkins (original mix) - (8:09) 128 BPM
   
Svenkins (Sneaks BBQ beats mix) - (7:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Svenkins (dub) - (7:01) 128 BPM
Review: It's not so much a case of Acid Mondays but happy, Summery Mondays on the original version of Svenkins. Over a drummy, rolling backing, deep chords and shimmering keys make for an effortlessly upbeat deep house affair, with not a hint of menace audible. Chicago's DJ Sneak maintains a similar mood on his "BBQ Beats" version. The longer evenings and warmer temperatures ensure that this disco-infused, deep chord groover is the perfect accompaniment to al fresco dining and dancing. Finally, the dub version is tailor made for DJs, with its tribal beats, rolling rhythm and strategically placed 'ah hey' vocal samples.
CIRCUS 017
12 Jun 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Alex Kennon - "Dimension" (original mix) - (6:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cj Jeff - "Caged Animal" (original mix) - (6:09) 128 BPM
   
John Moss - "Rush Hour" (original mix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
   
Joe Red - "Beast" (rework) - (6:15) 123 BPM
   
Siege - "Robalo" (original mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM
Review: Liverpool institution Circus returns for the seventh edition of its Selector Series and it could be the most impressive installment yet. Label chief/local legend Yousef claims that this collection of certified bangers have been burning up dancefloors at the world's best clubs and festivals recently and are guaranteed to make their way into the collections of all decent DJs - to pump out throughout the summer of 2019. Ascendant Italian Alex Kennon has the main room in mind on the tough rolling and bass-driven groove of "Dimension", CJ Jeff delivers some moody heads-down tackle on the stomping "Caged Animal", Joe Red serves up the slick minimal back room dub of "Beast" and Siege channels the blistering drum machine attack of a certain Plastikman classic on "Robalo".
CIRCUS 102
14 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
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What's The Use - (7:18) 124 BPM
   
What's The Use (Jon Dasilva & Jonas Nilsson remix) - (8:17) 120 BPM
   
What's The Use (Rooftop mix) - (7:31) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Got To Get - (7:18) 122 BPM
Played by: Tony Anderson
CIRCUS 023
25 Feb 13
Minimal/Tech House
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I Wanna Be - (6:29) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All Night Long - (6:58) 125 BPM
   
You Know Why - (6:18) 125 BPM
   
Be Yourself - (6:08) 124 BPM
   
If You Dance - (6:46) 124 BPM
CIRCUS 085
13 Apr 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Bimas & AudioHell - "Last Year Was Boring" (original mix) - (8:25) 125 BPM
   
Bimas & AudioHell - "Last Year Was Boring" (Tania Vulcano & Jose De Divina remix) - (6:28) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bimas & AudioHell - "Ritual" (original mix) - (7:35) 126 BPM
   
Peach Breakfast (original mix) - (7:23) 125 BPM
CIRCUS 069
21 Nov 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Touch (Blakspun vocal mix) - (7:58) 125 BPM
   
Touch (Karim Sahraoui remix) - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Touch (The Glitz remix) - (7:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Touch (Blakspun dub) - (7:43) 125 BPM
Played by: Karim Sahraoui
CIRCUS 065
25 Jul 16
Minimal/Tech House
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How Does It Feel - (8:00) 122 BPM
   
I Can't Breathe - (6:37) 120 BPM
   
How Does It Feel (Doomwork Interpretation) - (8:23) 125 BPM
   
I Can't Breathe (Yost Koen Vipp Agfa rework) - (7:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Carl Cox
CIRCUS 021
03 Dec 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Bontan - "C'est Moi" - (7:12) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lee Walker - "2am At Medicine Bar" - (6:04) 127 BPM
   
DJ Dep - "Hot Vibe" - (6:19) 124 BPM
   
Illyus & Barrientos - "Govanized" - (6:45) 126 BPM
Played by: BEDRAN.
Review: Well, we all know by now that Circus Recordings was set up by the legendary Yousef and named after his world-renowned club event Circus, in his hometown of Liverpool. The in-house label has been doing the business for a while now, presenting us future British heroes in the form of Lewis Boardman, Krankbrother and Ki Creighton in recent times. It's now over to their newest recruits on Selector pt 5 where young gun Bontan gets straight into it with the funky and sexy tech house of "C'est Moi" which is reminiscent of classic Greg Fenton or D'julz. Next up, Lee Walker presents "2am At Medicine Bar" which does exactly what it says on the tin; taking you to a sweaty dancefloor in the legendary Middleborough club. Adrenalised tech house aimed squarely at the last night once again from Napoli's DJ Dep on "Hot Vibe", while Glasgow's finest Illyus & Barrientos give us the hands in the air anthem "Galvanized" complete with diva vocals, cowbells and euphoric house organs galore.
CIRCUS 071
30 Jan 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Media (original mix) - (6:28) 123 BPM
   
You Don't Know (original mix) - (6:45) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
We Break It Down (with Kaud - original mix) - (6:31) 123 BPM
   
Yousef - "Believe In Love" (feat Roy Davis Jr - Cabarza remix) - (6:17) 123 BPM
Played by: Carl Cox
CIRCUS 049
15 Jun 15
Minimal/Tech House
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The Solution - (7:16) 124 BPM
   
DMT - (7:02) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Formerly masked duo Camelphat are back with more anthemic main room fodder on new hit "The Solution". Indeed, it is like its name suggests and we can imagine this percussion driven chugger rocking the peak time slot. Second orginal offering "DMT" is a more moody and tunnelling affair for those build-up moments, when the strobelight and smoke machine get turned on. Following up their terrific remix of Fatboy Slim's "Right Here, Right Now" which is being caned everywhere at the moment - it seems this dynamic duo can seriously do no wrong.
CIRCUS 088
20 Jul 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Dark Alleys (Carl Cox remake) - (7:14) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dark Alleys (Nic Fanciulli remix) - (6:55) 126 BPM
   
Dark Alleys (Deetron remix) - (7:24) 126 BPM
Review: Dark Alleys is Carl Cox's first EP in a number of years, but it's been worth the wait. Proving that he remains the 'people's DJ', Coxy's own take on the title track is an unforgettable techno-house hybrid, its muscular bass supporting a funky techno rhythm and uplifting rave stabs. As befits a DJ of Cox's status, this version is full of deft filters and drops, making it prime dance floor material. Saved boss Nic Fanciulli turns the track into a gritty, acid-soaked affair with his reshape, with the building siren sound only adding to the sense of drama as it reaches a huge crescendo. Circus has also tapped Deetron for a rework, with the Swiss DJ's grungy bass and rave break downs also sure to illicit a massive reaction.
CIRCUS 096
08 Feb 19
Techno
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Time For House Music (original mix) - (7:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Time For House Music (Davide Squillace remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
   
Time For House Music (Secondcity remix) - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Time For House Music (David Glass remix) - (6:44) 124 BPM
Played by: Yousef, B.Jinx, Carl Cox, Yousef
Review: Yousef's Circus Recordings welcomes the pulsing majesty of "Time For House Music", the Carl Cox masterpiece du jour. Pumping out bass and continuing the hedonistic Ibiza vibes late into the night, there's no doubt that right now, there's not a hotter tune to be closing your Balearic beach party down to. With a minimal remix from Davide Squallace that takes it down to another level of squalid glamour and debauchery and a hard-edged re-suturing from David Glass, there's more than enough here to recreate the perfect night.
CIRCUS 040
22 Sep 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Cozen (original mix) - (7:50) 123 BPM
   
Skedaddle (original mix) - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Boundless (Orignal mix) - (8:03) 116 BPM
Review: Newcastle Upon Tyne's Christoph is back after some killer releases on the likes of Warung, Truesoul and Knee Deep In sound: who released his brilliant Closer LP last year. Now for Liverpool's finest Circus Recordings is The Skedaddle EP where he delivers some bouncy and slinky tech house that's just as dark and suspense filled as you like on "Cozen" (original mix). The title track is a brooding tribal workout that rolls deep and is perfect moodlighting for Ibiza dancefloors during the morning shift. Finally "Boundless" is the most mellow and evocative affair: this sublime progressive house workout with some seductive vocals atop is pure magic.
CIRCUS 073
10 Apr 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Never Alone (feat Nukkah) - (6:43) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Twisted (original mix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
   
Never Alone (feat Nukkah - Secondcity Da Groove remix) - (6:38) 125 BPM
Review: Liverpudlian institution Circus Recordings is back following up some great releases in 2017 by the likes of Catz 'N' Dogz, Ki Creighton and Leonardo Gonnelli. It's now the turn of Danny Serrano from Madrid: a rising star with hot hits on top labels recently such as Relief, Moon Harbour and Knee Deep In Sound. Kicking off with the tough roll and shuffle of "Never Alone" (feat Nukkah) which is just as suited to the label's club namesake itself as it is to Summer mischief on The White Isle. "Twisted" (original mix) is a tad deeper and well funkier - this one has a sense of swing that even original house gangster DJ Sneak could appreciate. Big time bassline in this one! Finally "Never Alone" (feat Nukkah - Secondcity Da Groove remix) differs from the original with its smooth tribal rhythms and sultry type of groove. We wouldn't be surprised to be hearing this one a lot on The Island still in a few months to come.
CIRCUS 082
12 Jan 18
Minimal/Tech House
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CDC (UK) - "Pick Myself Up" - (6:48) 124 BPM
   
David Glass - "Everybody's Fly" - (6:49) 123 BPM
   
Es Cana - (7:17) 123 BPM
   
Music Tension - (7:13) 124 BPM
CIRCUS 044
02 Mar 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Gimme Love - (6:44) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gimme Love (Lee Walker's Paradise remix) - (6:54) 125 BPM
   
Gimme Love (Mihalis Safras remix) - (6:15) 124 BPM
   
Gimme Love (Pirupa remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM
Review: Liverpool's David Glass finds a fitting home on local imprint Circus, in-house label of the infamous superclub run by resident Yousef. "Gimme Love" is rolling, funky tech house with enough adrenaline and sleaze to burn up dance-floors on The White Isle and London alike this Spring. Moji's vocals by the way are hot! Middlesborough based up and comer Lee Walker steps up to deliver a pretty super progressive house remix. Great Stuff's Mihalis Safras likewise delivers a killer remix, just his version is definitely made for peak time dancefloors at Space and Ushuaia particularly in mind. Finally Italian Pirupa's remix saves the best for last on this tough techno monster no doubt honed by his releases on the likes of Drumcode or Kling Klong.
CIRCUS 059
22 Feb 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Roots & Culture (original mix) - (7:19) 124 BPM
   
Roots & Culture (dub mix) - (7:21) 123 BPM
CIRCUS 095
28 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Egoism - (7:01) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
So Far - (5:29) 123 BPM
   
Pyongyang - (4:51) 125 BPM
CIRCUS 114
13 Dec 19
Techno
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DJ Fronter - "Modul" - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
DJ Fronter - "Shaft" - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Dj Fronter/Julian Millan - "Meeting Point" - (7:10) 125 BPM
CIRCUS 124
14 May 20
Minimal/Tech House
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Mariposas - (7:54) 123 BPM
   
Moog 808 - (6:43) 125 BPM
   
Take It Slow - (7:17) 123 BPM
   
Yousef - "Are You Ready" (DJ Fronter remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
CIRCUS 063
27 Jun 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Coming With Da Sounds - (8:03) 128 BPM
   
Time Travel - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Coming With Da Sounds (Yousef Chicago beat) - (6:31) 128 BPM
   
Coming With Da Sounds (Tom Flynn remix) - (7:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
CIRCUS 013
19 Dec 11
Funky/Club House
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State Of Hype (original mix) - (7:41) 123 BPM
   
Natural Beat (Yousef Circus edit) - (7:35) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Natural Beat (original mix) - (8:07) 123 BPM
Played by: Alex Vanni (mono)
CIRCUS 015
17 Apr 12
Minimal/Tech House
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White Drum - (8:00) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
You & Me - (7:33) 123 BPM
   
Stunning (Original Mix) - (7:27) 125 BPM
   
Warm Keys - (6:26) 126 BPM
Review: White Drum is proof that some producers are still capable of squeezing new shapes and sounds from minimal house. The title track is based on rolling drums and a shuffling rhythm, while Tom Flynn's trancey hooks set it apart from the slew of hiccupping grooves. "You & Me" is darker and more tripped out, with a surging bassline providing the basis for a repetitive vocal sample that veers its way in and out of the arrangement. "Stunning" has a more slinky, stripped back groove, but that doesn't deter Flynn from deploying discordant riffs, eerie synths and an acidic bass, while "Warm Keys" sees him evoke the spirit of mid-90s deep house as evocative chords build in the backrgound and a soulful vocal sample soars its way through the arrangement.

CIRCUS 019
07 Aug 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Argentina - (6:54) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tiger Square - (8:14) 125 BPM
Review: Flynn delivers two different but equally compelling interpretations of the tribal house sound on Argentina. The title track adopts the more conventional approach; it is powered by a surging bassline and features an insistent disco filter yet other elements, like the sample of a cheering crowd, mark it out as different to the glut of rolling club tracks. Flynn gets more inventive on "Tiger Square". Loose drums dominate the arrangement, while stuttering vocal samples, jazzy stabs and claps that ignore rigid quantization make it sound compelling. On the evidence of this release, Flynn is pushing an established sound into new directions.
CIRCUS 012
06 Sep 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Take Off - (5:28) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Punta Del Este - (7:24) 123 BPM
   
Buzz - (6:50) 124 BPM
CIRCUS 078
28 Aug 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Playtime (Pt 2) - (6:03) 128 BPM
CIRCUS 097B
08 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Lost - (7:12) 125 BPM
   
Like A Pro - (6:39) 126 BPM
   
Gimme Some - (6:38) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell The People - (7:42) 126 BPM
CIRCUS 022
21 Jan 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Bigger Than Prince (Yousef Circus rework) - (6:31) 123 BPM
   
Bigger Than Prince (Jay Lumen remix) - (6:38) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bigger Than Prince (Darius Syrossian remix) - (6:30) 121 BPM
   
Bigger Than Prince (Coyu remix) - (6:16) 122 BPM
Played by: Max Demand
Review: Second time around for Green Velvet's typically strutting "Bigger Than Prince", which first dropped last year on Yousef's Circus Recordings imprint. Here it gets a new lease of life thanks to a quartet of previously unheard remixes. Jay Lumen provides a dark, throbbing, swinging rework that should find favour with the after-party crew, while Leeds native Darius Syrossian flits between glacial synth motifs, twirling acid and bassline-driven bump on his notable rework. There's a typically bumpin', drum-heavy onslaught from Coyu, while label boss Yousef drops an undulating tech-house remix that's arguably the EP's strongest moment.
CIRCUS 036
23 Jun 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Bigger Than Prince (original mix) - (5:38) 120 BPM
   
Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 remix) - (6:35) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bigger Than Prince (The Martinez Brothers remix) - (5:23) 125 BPM
Review: It's been some time since Curtis Jones slipped into his Green Velvet nom de plume, but as Prince demonstrates, this comeback has been worth the wait. In its original format, its drums are rickety and sparse, but the bass grinds seductively and the vocal, claiming that an unidentified person is 'bigger than Prince', makes the track sound even more bugged out. Hot Since 82 add some beefed up, rolling drums and pitch the vocals way down, while the Martinez Brothers version is rooted in steely drums, shaking percussion and coated in a layer of grimy acid. Irrespective of whether it will be bigger than Prince, it certainly makes for a compelling comeback.
CIRCUS 028
02 Sep 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Bigger Than Prince (Jamie Jones & Darius Syrossian remix) - (6:48) 128 BPM
   
Bigger Than Prince (Alan Fitzpatrick remix) - (6:56) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bigger Than Prince (Siege remix) - (6:01) 125 BPM
Played by: Theta state
Review: Originally released back in 2013, Green Velvet's "Bigger Than Prince" is now made available in remixed format. Jamie Jones and Darius Syrossian's version adds wild rave stabs and splurging acid lines to the original version, while Alan Fitzpatrick's take is quite different; stripping the original back to tough drums and putting the focus on the original version's out there vocal narrative. Last but by no means least is the Siege take. It's closest in sound to the original Chicago house sound that inspired "Prince...". Boasting searing, bleeding acid lines and rolling snares, these elements are the perfect accompaniment to Green Velvet's out there vocal narrative.
CIRCUS 112
29 Nov 19
Techno
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Say Yeah! - (6:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chromium - (5:47) 125 BPM
   
Retroversy - (6:49) 123 BPM
Played by: Kenny Dope , Louie Vega
CIRCUS 076
26 Jun 17
Minimal/Tech House
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Woosa (Pt 1) - (8:14) 126 BPM
CIRCUS 097A
01 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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No More Drama - (7:46) 124 BPM
   
La Cancion - (7:26) 122 BPM
   
Dublu Zero Sapte - (7:21) 122 BPM
   
Fabule - (6:57) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
CIRCUS 042
29 Dec 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Kangaroos - (7:28) 120 BPM
   
Jazzistan - (6:12) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Horatio - "Ancient Future" - (8:52) 125 BPM
CIRCUS 029
07 Oct 13
Minimal/Tech House
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Power (original mix) - (7:24) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Power (Marco Lys remix) - (6:53) 126 BPM
   
Power (Demuir remix) - (6:56) 129 BPM
Review: Huxley is synonymous with house music, but his latest outing has a rave tinge. On the title track, this is is down to the vocal contribution of Lazarusman, who talks about the concept of power, as much as it is due to the dramatic chord stabs. Marco Lys' remix makes "Power" more unusual-sounding, with rolling toms and a dramatic, filtered breakdown pushing the arrangement towards other unexpected elements such as hip-hop scratches and pitch bent vocal effects. The Demuir version is darker and more visceral, with a gurgling, acid-soaked bass powering the arrangement and underpinning Lazarusman's narrative.
CIRCUS 116
21 Feb 20
Techno
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Gelatine (original mix) - (8:47) 123 BPM
   
Gelatine (Mendo Colored remix) - (8:01) 124 BPM
   
Gelatine (Mendo Colagen remix) - (7:15) 123 BPM
   
Gelatine (Mendo remix) - (7:15) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
CIRCUS 038
27 Oct 14
Deep House
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Switch - (7:20) 126 BPM
CIRCUS 104
21 Jun 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Switch (original mix) - (6:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Switch (Funk dub) - (6:06) 126 BPM
   
Jansons - "Octave" (original mix) - (7:30) 128 BPM
Review: Michael Jansons has released on labels like Knee Deep In Sound, and recently 8-bit. He's back in action but this time on Yousef's Circus Recordings out of Liverpool with the tough rolling main-room tech house of "Switch", featuring some infectious female rap vocals atop. The Funk Dub up next is more sunny and uplifting, with its sexy latin flair and finally "Octave" hammers the message home in Motor City inspired hi-tech soul fashion - mad chord progression on this one. Top!
CIRCUS 098
05 Apr 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Strong Enough - (6:13) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
We Found It - (6:47) 125 BPM
Review: New York City legend Junior Sanchez is up next on Circus. The man has worked on both the underground and mainstream side of the spectrum throughout his extensive career, collaborating with everyone from Armand Van Helden and Roger Sanchez to Azealia Banks and Stuart Price. Following up great releases of late on Kontor, Relief and Robsoul - and not to mention last year's terrific long player Under The Influence - Sanchez is still in top form here for Liverpool's hottest label. He nails that classic sound of disco house that's synonymous with The Big Apple on the uplifting "Strong Enough" complete with roaring diva vocals, while "We Found It" goes for a deeper, smoother and hypnotic vibe that's perfectly suited for early night mood lighting.
CIRCUS 090
07 Sep 18
Funky/Club House
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Everyday - (6:40) 126 BPM
   
En Route - (7:26) 130 BPM
CIRCUS 110
25 Oct 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Life In Purple - (6:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Life In Purple (Ben Pearce remix) - (7:08) 126 BPM
   
Life In Purple (Ki Creighton remix) - (6:52) 124 BPM
CIRCUS 094
23 Nov 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Acid Rain - (6:39) 123 BPM
   
The Journey - (8:02) 125 BPM
   
Jam Hot - (8:27) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Carlisle's Ki Creighton is back on Liverpool institution Circus with The Journey EP, having previously appeared on Under No Illusion, Elrow and New Violence. This is peak time tech house for party animals on offer here, so be prepared. The funky and stomping opener "Acid Rain" gets off to a good start, while "The Journey" lives up to its title on this adrenalised progressive house odyssey with rich melodies and a humming sub bass. Finally "Jam Hot" is tough and rolling energy that will appeal to fans of Gruuv, Saved or Material Series.
CIRCUS 068
10 Oct 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Ki Creighton & Medusa - "Rendezvous" (original mix) - (5:57) 121 BPM
   
Ki Creighton & Medusa - "Rendezvous" (Nasser Baker remix) - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jessie's Jam (original mix) - (7:01) 124 BPM
Review: After recent releases on Sola, Kaluki & Resonance, Carlisle-based DJ Ki Creighton - resident and booker at the mighty UBER - returns to his home label Circus Recordings. "Rendezvous" is a welcomed side step in Creighton's catalogue: this atmospheric and melodic house track features haunting yet sensual vocals over its slinky and hypnotic groove. Nasser Baker steps up for a remix, following on from the global success of "Say Something" last year - this remix could be as big. Be prepared for this slick, bouncy electro house stomper that oozes attitude. Also featured is "Jessies Jam" which is an ode to his daughter on this tough rolling main room groove aimed squarely at peak time dancefloors.
CIRCUS 106
16 Aug 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Love Is Here (original mix) - (6:21) 122 BPM
   
Love Is Here (dub) - (6:11) 124 BPM
   
Love Is Here (Franky Rizardo remix) - (6:41) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Annan's Ki Creighton has been DJing since the '90s and on the production front has released on some serious labels down the years - including Elrow, Snatch, Circus, 8bit, Lost Recordings and more. He collaborates with London based singer/songwriter Jem Cooke on the sexy and slinky tech house of "Love Is Here" (original mix), the dub version up next allows for a more driving and hypnotic perspective with more dancefloor dynamic. Then, the remix by Dutch rising star Franky Rizardo will mesmerize you with its hypnotic use of melody, lush assortment of soft synth leads and sturdy rhythm action - all supporting Cooke's seductive vocal contribution.
CIRCUS 086
11 May 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Ki Creighton - "Broken Promises" - (8:19) 123 BPM
   
8281 - "One On One" - (7:53) 123 BPM
   
MANT - "Sorrento" - (7:03) 124 BPM
   
Luuk Van Dijk - "Unknown" - (6:07) 124 BPM
   
Demarzo - "Bionic" - (7:17) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
CIRCUS 081
15 Dec 17
Minimal/Tech House
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In A Bad Way (original mix) - (7:48) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In A Bad Way (Yousef Circus rework) - (7:36) 123 BPM
   
In A Bad Way (M In feat Chriss Vogt remix) - (7:18) 123 BPM
   
Mathematical (original mix) - (7:33) 123 BPM
Played by: Yousef, Larry Cadge
Review: Yousef's Circus Recordings isn't perhaps best known for releasing luscious vocal fare, but that's exactly what Yost Koen and vocalist Leroy deliver here. "In A Bad Way" is delightfully soulful, but in that understated way that marks out the best vocal deep house. The grooves are contemporary and fluid, perfectly complimenting Leroy's vocal. Remix-wise, label boss Yousef leads the way with a slightly darker, more heavily percussive version, whilst M-In and Chriss Vogt go for a groovier, bigger feel via the addition of some tasty reverb and hooky pianos. Sweaty bonus cut "Mathematical" is excellent, too, all loose beats, wonky builds and tribal ethos.
CIRCUS 018
03 Jul 12
Deep House
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Circular Thing (Hot Since 82 remix) - (7:31) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Circular Thing (Kiki remix) - (8:25) 122 BPM
   
Circular Thing (Raumakustik remix) - (6:17) 122 BPM
   
Circular Thing (original mix) - (8:02) 124 BPM
Played by: Hot Since 82
Review: Krankbrother: Brothers, DJ's, promoters and if that wasn't enough: promoters and producers out of London. Just modern day supermen really.. and all in a day's work for this mighty duo. This time appearing on Yousef's esteemed Circus Recordings out of Liverpool, "Circular Thing" is a rolling and booming tech house cut that has the right amount of suspense and perfect to lead into the peak time shift with its early Detroit techno style melody. It also gets a bunch of seriously kick -ass remixes, such as by Knee Deep In Sound main man Hot Since '82, whose explosive peak time slammer of a makeover would make even Carlo Lio stand up and notice. German hero Kiki also serves up a version which is more restrained, darker and deeper with its humming sub bassline and overall druggy aesthetic. Dresden duo Raumakustik throw in a rendition which is more percussive and funky, not bad either!
CIRCUS 060
25 Apr 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Kydus - "Free Spirit 2015" (feat The Angel - Kydus 2015 Rework) - (6:39) 125 BPM
   
Kydus & DJ Dep - "Cala El Verano" (Yousef & Kydus Rework) - (6:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kydus & DJ Dep - "Cala El Verano" (Yousef & Kydus dub) - (6:42) 124 BPM
   
Kydus & DJ Dep - "Cala El Verano" (Detlef remix) - (6:22) 124 BPM
CIRCUS 054
18 Sep 15
Progressive House
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