Cirrus (band)

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OriginLos Angeles, United States
GenresBig beat, breakbeat, trip hop
Years active1995–2003
LabelsMoonshine Music
Associated actsProdonaut
Past membersAaron Carter
Stephen James Barry

Cirrus was an American big beat group formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. The group was composed of Aaron Carter and Stephen James Barry.

In live performances, the group often added live guitar and bass to the electronic background.[1] Their single "Superstar DJ" brought them mainstream exposure, and in 1997 they released their debut album on Moonshine Music. They scored several dance hits in the US and Canada over the next five years. The song, "Back on a Mission" is featured in the film Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation and also appears in the video games, Need for Speed: Underground 2 and Apocalypse.



  • Drop the Break (Moonshine Music, 1997)
  • Back on a Mission (Moonshine, 1998)
  • Counterfeit (Moonshine, 2002)

Charting singles[edit]

  • "Superstar DJ" (1996) US Dance/Club Play #26[2]
  • "Break In" (1997) US Dance/Club Play #30
  • "Back on a Mission" (1998) US Dance/Club Play #14, US Dance Sales #17
  • "Stop and Panic" (1999) US Dance/Club Play #11, Canada #12
  • "Boomerang" (2002) US Dance/Club Play #10

Songs in video games[edit]



  1. ^ Cirrus at Allmusic
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Passim.