One of the most influential brands in global, real-world club culture, CircoLoco and Rockstar Games, creators of some of the world’s most popular and critically acclaimed video games are fusing the physical and digital worlds of entertainment to create a brand-new music label, CircoLoco Records.
Debuting with a series of EPs featuring tracks from the label’s forthcoming first compilation album, Monday Dreamin’, CircoLoco Records will showcase contributions from some of the visionaries and icons from every era of CircoLoco’s greatest parties including new releases from Carl Craig, Luciano, Seth Troxler, Moodymann and Rampa, as well as up and coming artists that point to the future of dance music including Sama‘ Abdulhadi, Lost Souls of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA, Red Axes, and many more.
The first EP, Monday Dreamin’ Blue EP, will kick things off on June 4th featuring new tracks from Sama’ Abdulhadi, Kerri Chandler, Rampa, and Seth Troxler alongside a new Dixon remix of Deichkind’s “Autonom.”
The Seth Troxler track, “Lumartes” is now available to stream and download. Further EPs will release weekly in the lead-up to the full compilation’s release on July 9th .
Representing house and techno for over 20 years through its parties at Ibiza’s DC10 and around the world, CircoLoco‘s dancefloor has become a principal intersection between underground dance music and elements of fashion, art and wider culture. From the beginning, the club’s commitment to music- focused, no-frills club nights with mixed lineups and an eye to the future supercharged the careers of many DJ’s including Tania Vulcano, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones and many more.
The launch of CircoLoco Records reinforces CircoLoco’s commitment to championing forward-thinking dance music artists beyond the club. “CircoLoco has always been about the passion for finding the best music, supporting artists and bringing them to the people in the purest way possible,” said CircoLoco Founder Antonio Carbonaro.
“CircoLoco Records is a natural next step for us, giving us a chance to bring the music we love to people everywhere.”
Rockstar Games’ reputation for supporting music and club culture is unparalleled, having championed underground artists and scenes across its array of blockbuster games, including the Grand Theft Auto series which pioneered the use of meticulously curated radio stations hosted by personalities ranging from Frank Ocean to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
Rockstar’s introduction of digital nightclubs to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online with the After Hours update provided millions with an additional platform for social connection and music discovery as players could step into a fully-realized nightclub setting and experience DJs and CircoLoco alums such as The Blessed Madonna, Dixon, Solomun and Tale Of Us.
The release of The Cayo Perico Heist this past December evolved upon the concepts introduced with After Hours, expanding the possibilities for in-game social spaces while allowing for a global audience to safely dance together and experience DJ sets from Palms Trax plus another CircoLoco collaborator and Detroit legend Moodymann, as well as an exclusive set from Keinemusik performed at a tropical beach party.
“Music is fundamental to Rockstar Games – it’s part of everything we do,” said Rockstar Games Founder, Sam Houser. “Partnering with our friends at CircoLoco is part of our ongoing efforts to find new ways to bring the very best underground music to the widest audience possible.”
CircoLoco Records will break new ground in an effort to support and elevate dance music culture during one of the most fraught periods ever experienced for clubs and represents an opportunity to elevate the scene through the collective power of the two entertainment brands.
Monday Dreamin’ Blue EP: Digital Release June 4th
– Seth Troxler, “Lumartes”
– Sama’ Abdulhadi, “Reverie”
– Rampa, “The Church”
– Deichkind, “Autonom (Dixon Edit)’
– Kerri Chandler, “You”
Monday Dreamin’ Compilation: Digital Release July 9th
– Lost Souls Of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA
– Margaret Dygas
– Carl Craig
– Adam Beyer
– Jamie Jones
– Seth Troxler
– Tale Of Us
– Sama’ Abdulhadi
– DJ Tennis
– Mano Le Tough
– Kerri Chandler
– Damian Lazarus
– Red Axes