Monstercat 017 – Ascension Ascends the Label Even Further

Over the past two years, we have watched this next label transform from the likes of a promising, transgenre EDM collective with loads of potential into the fierce jungle feline you see before you today.

Monstercat is most certainly where it’s at when discussing labels that have set the tone for the next few years of electronic dance music releases.

How, you ask?

Well, that next part is a bit tricky.

To begin, this Vancouver-based music label has elucidated talents from some of the most unheard of, eclectic groups of musicians in all of dance music. Not only have they championed said undiscovered artists onto the scene, but these new talents have proceeded to swell their fair share of waves in this vastly expanding ocean we affectionately refer to as the “EDM-o-sphere.” A quick glance at the “current roster” on the official Monstercat web page will reveal a staggering number of widely popular producers you may not have necessarily associated with MCat.

7 Minutes DeadAstronautAu5BrakenCase & PointDirectDotEXEDzeko & TorresDroptekFalcon FunkFavrightFractalHaywyreHellburgInsan3lik3KrewellaLets Be FriendsMr FijiwijiNoisestormPIXLPegboard NerdsProject 46, Rameses B, RazihelRogueSouleroSplitbreedStephen WalkingThrottleTristamTut Tut ChildVarien and Vicetone.

(Just to name a few of our favorites.)

However, words will only get us so far. You need to HEAR what we mean.

Without hesitation, the fat cats over at MC have released their 17th compilation LP to date. So far, “Monstercat 017 – Ascension” has garnered attention from every corner of the EDM world, making this their most supported album to date! With a four-hour laundry list of tracks, fantastic production quality throughout, and loads of prodigal EDM producers on top of it all, Monstercat presents to you a release that will only serve to exacerbate their stranglehold on the EDM industry.

Keep it up boys and girls.

The Top 10 Songs from January 2014 [EDM]

10. ilan Bluestone continues to represent the future of Anjunabeats.

9. Why does Monstercat command our Top 10? Because of songs like this one from Case & Point.

8. Throttle continues to dominate every remix he touches. Has somebody signed this phenom yet? It’s about time.

7. Kygo creates music for two circumstances: at the beach and in the bedroom. Or in the bedroom at the beach. Or at the beach in the bedroom.

6. First a Grammy and now this!? Is Zedd a human?

5. Fareoh makes his return with quite possibly his finest production yet.

4. WARNING: This song must be heard on bass defying speakers. Thank you Direct for the forewarning.

3. Can you say chill? SLDGHMR can, in twenty different languages.

2. Savoy released their first full length album titled, Self Predator. This particular single happens to be our favorite. Albeit the decision was not an easy one…

1. Remember the name LAZER LAZER LAZER.

Monstercat, You Know Where It’s At. (Right Here, On Our Site)

Surprise, surprise. Well, actually, that was straight up sarcasm.

Today we bring you a collection of what one of the best EDM music labels has to offer. Included you will find the following musicians most recent releases on Monstercat: Case & Point, Astronaut (New EP), Razihel and Direct. In this collage of tunes you’ll find yourself more on the harder edged side of the EDM spectrum, but please don’t let that discourage you before a thorough listen. Many of these next songs might just pleasantly surprise you…

It’s the fact that many of these tracks are coming from relatively unheard of artists (when comparing to “household name” type artists like Skrillex, Deadmau5 or Avicii) and are being released so efficiently without losing credibility. This is what makes Monstercat great.

Please take note of this.