CircoLoco and Rockstar Games have launched a new label, CircoLoco Records.
The release schedule opens with a series of weekly EPs comprising tracks from a forthcoming album, ‘Monday Dreamin”, which arrives on 9th July.
The first collection, ‘Monday Dreamin’ Blue’, lands 4th June and features tunes from Sama’ Abdulhadi, Kerri Chandler, Rampa and Seth Troxler, whose contribution, ‘Lumartes’, has already been unveiled. A new Dixon remix of Deichkind’s ‘Autonom’ is also included.
Carl Craig, Luciano, Saturn, TOKiMONSTA, Red Axes, Adam Beyer, Margaret Dygas, tINI, DJ Tennis and Moodymann are among the other names set to put out music through the imprint.
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“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.”
The joint venture combines CircoLoco, a mainstay of Ibiza’s real world club scene responsible for Monday parties at DC-10, and one of the most celebrated video game development houses, Rockstar Games, which lays claim to a roster including ‘GTA Online’. The title is widely considered to set a benchmark for coded realities and nightlife with its choice of venues. Real world DJs appear as avatars in these areas, and hold down residencies within the playable environment.
“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.”
Check out Seth Troxler’s ‘Lumartes’ below, and keep up with the latest from the increasingly blurred frontline of games and dance music in DJ Mag’s State of Play column.