Rockstar Games and one of the most influential brands in dance music, CircoLoco have announced a partnership and the formation of a new record label called CircoLoco Records. “Music has always been a fundamental part of Rockstar Games – from the championing of underground artists and scenes across our titles to the meticulously curated radio stations of the Grand Theft Auto series and the introduction of fully-realized digital nightclubs in Grand Theft Auto Online with the After Hours update, as well as expanding the possibilities for in-game social spaces and music discovery with the release of The Cayo Perico Heist,” Rockstar Games said. “Now we’re further fusing the physical and digital worlds of entertainment by teaming with CircoLoco – creators of some of the world’s biggest and most influential real-world parties and one of the most recognized brands in modern dance music – to create a brand-new record label, CircoLoco Records.”
CircoLoco has been representing house and techno for over 20 years, becoming a principal intersection between underground dance music, elements of art fashion, and wider culture. CircoLoco’s commitment to music-focused, no-frills club nights with mixed lineups and an eye to the future supercharged the careers of many DJs including Tania Vulcano, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones, and many more. CircroLoco also featured many of the artists from GTA Online’s After Hours and The Cayo Perico Heist including The Blessed Madonna, Dixon, Solomun, Keinemusik, Tale Of Us, and Moodymann.
A long-term effort toward environmental sustainability has been another hallmark of CircoLoco’s efforts to evolve the brand’s approach. The launch of CircoLoco Records reinforces CicoLoco’s commitment to championing forward-thinking dance music artists beyond the club.
The new record label will debut with a series of EPs featuring songs from the label’s first compilation album Monday Dreamin’. CircoLoco Records will be showcasing contributions from some of the visionaries and icons from every era of CircoLoco’s greatest parties including new music from Music Locker resident DJ Moodymann, After Hours resident Dixon, along with Carl Craig, Luciano, Seth Troxler, and Rampa. There will also be music from up-and-coming artists such as Sama’ Abdulhadi, Lost Souls of Saturn & TOKiMONSTA, Red Axes, and many more.
Monday Dreamin’ Blue EP will release next month on June 4 and will feature new tracks from Sama’ Abdulhadi, Kerri Chandler, Rampa, and Seth Troxler alongside a new Dixon remix of Deichkind’s “Autonom.” “Lumartes,” by Seth Troxler is now available. Further EPs will release weekly in the lead-up to the full compilation’s release on July 9.