Music has apparently always been a big part of Rockstar Games — from underground artists and scenes across its titles, to the radio stations of the Grand Theft Auto series and the introduction of fully-realised 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.
Now, it’s further fusing the physical and digital worlds of entertainment by teaming with CircoLoco — creators of real world parties and possibly one of the most recognised brands in modern dance
music — to create a brand-new record label, CircoLoco Records.
Debuting with a series of EPs featuring tracks from the label’s forthcoming first compilation album, Monday Dreamin’, the label will showcase contributions from from every era of CircoLoco’s parties including new music from Music Locker resident DJ Moodymann, After Hours resident Dixon, along with Carl Craig, Luciano, Seth Troxler, and Rampa, as well as possible up and coming artists 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 4 June 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. Further EPs will release weekly in the lead-up to the full compilation’s release on 9 July.
From the beginning, CircoLoco's commitment to music-focused, no-frills club nights possibly boosted the careers of many DJs including Tania Vulcano, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones and many more, along with featuring 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.
For more information, visit circolocorecords.com.