What inspired you to pull the trigger on curating this compilation?
Purely the ambition to make sure great music gets heard
What exactly were you looking for during the curation process?
Songs that are nice to listen too, some dance music gets made for everything but what it’s like to listen to, we wanted to try and remember that with an album that takes your ears on a journey
Did any other label alumni help you out with that?
We all work and talk together closely and always have, everything is a family effort.
The label is starting to heavily invest in bright and young talent, do you help mentor any of the fresh blood on the roster?
Yeah in a sense, I don’t believe experience means better music, but I have been through it all a few times now in the past ten years, so I’m always here to pass that on, like it was passed to me when I first started
Who are some of the lads you are the proudest of? Or feel the audience should stop sleeping on?
Really digging Franky Nuts and his attention to groove in his music, gets me buzzing to hear some music that I wish I’d made. Also Big Voyage is a sleeping Dragon, the guy is a savant for sure
This compilation really displays just how much the “sound” of Circus Records is adapting to the modern day, What made you lean towards this direction?
Nothing more than the music itself, we follow our gut and this is what it sounds like
Where do you see the label headed now?
In the same direction, we have been going in since day one, creating a platform for artists to make music that lives forever
Running for nearly 10 years, Circus Records remains one of the prominent labels in Dance Music, could you highlight some of your personal highs and lows of that journey?
Highs and lows are all part of the same big picture I don’t really define it like that, nothing is good and nothing is bad, it is what it is
Thinking of doing anything special for its 10th birthday?
Wait and see