Cirrus (band)

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

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

In live performances, the group often added live instrumentation such as 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.[2] 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, Apocalypse, and "Demolition Racer".


  • Aaron Carter - vocals, keyboards, guitar, production, mixing, programming
  • Stephen James Barry - keyboards, bass, production, mixing, engineering

Live membersEdit

  • Jim Chaney - drums
  • Laura Derby - vocals (2002 only)
  • Tyler Bates - guitars (2002 only)



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

Charting singlesEdit

  • "Superstar DJ" (1996) US Dance/Club Play #26[3]
  • "Break In (Give us a Break)" (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 gamesEdit



  1. ^ Cirrus at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Drop the Break - Cirrus | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, AllMusic