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.

10 Tracks Your Mom Can Get Down To On Mother’s Day [In No Particular Order]

Ok, now stop.

Before you click “Pay and Proceed” on that Edible Arrangements bouquet you were just about to purchase, why not reconsider?

What would you say if we told you that you could give your mom something totally wicked this mothers day? Not only would this gift be over-the-top incredible and possibly the most notable gift anyone has bestowed upon the person who squeezed the gifter in question out of her vagina, but, it would also be free of charge.

We know what your thinking…

And yes. We’d love it if you’d hook us up with your mothers.

And yes. Below we have provided the gift in which we were discussing above.

You can thank us later.

10. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads (Pretty Lights Remix)

Take me home, John Denver. And you too, Pretty Lights.

 

9. Kill Paris feat. Marty Rod & Alma – Falling In Love Again (Kill Paris & Bee’s Knees Keytar Mix)

The love machine known as Kill Paris fits any Mother’s Day celebration. Just make sure it’s the right kind of love.

 

8. Soulero – Burning Down (Nymus Remix)

Picturesque. Play this one while strolling through the park with mother on your daily walk.

 

7. Coyote Kisses – This Is How You Know

A delicate hymn proper for that car ride over to church. Thanks Coyote Kisses.

 

6. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Big Sandz Remix)

Marvin Gaye + Big Sandz = A Kiss From Your Mother

 

5. The M Machine – Tiny Anthem (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

A tiny anthem your mom can sing you to sleep. The perfect lullaby.

 

4. Skrux and Felxprod feat. Complexion – Find You (Skrux VIP)

Who said maternal figures can’t like dub?

 

3. Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (I SEE MONSTAS Remix)

Ellie Goulding has the heart of an angel. Like your mom. HA.

 

2. Grizmatik – Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom

Tell mom to save this track for behind closed doors. Nobody wants to see that.

 

1. Sigma – Nobody To Love

Got nobody to love on Mother’s Day? Sigma’s got you covered.

Monstercat 015 – Outlook [Artist Compilation]

Everybody’s favorite Canadian label is back at it again, compiling another showcase featuring a slew of the up and coming talent Monstercat Media has to offer. We have said it before, but we might as well say it again. Monstercat Records has a knack for unearthing some of the most progressive and undiscovered EDM artists we have the pleasure of stumbling upon. Thus proving yet again that independent labels (especially given today’s EDM climate) possess “the ability to reshape the music industry landscape, while [still] supporting up and coming musicians”.

Monstercat’s outlook on their role in the electronic dance music community is certainly something to be admired. While the larger labels bank off of seasoned producers guaranteed to rake in the cash with each successive release, Monstercat Media nobly adheres to the road less traveled, championing an audience for those producers hiding in the weeds. Speaking of Outlook, that just so happens to be the name of their 15th compilation release. You see? It all comes full circle here.

Notable tracks from this spectacular, two and half hour showcase of EDM prowess include: Rogue‘s out-of-this-world release “From the Dust” (which is featured on his brand new EP), glitch-hop sensation Haywyre‘s “Back and Forth” from his A Song Per Week series, and Hellberg, Teqq and Taylr Renee‘s massive progressive house smash “Air” (we are particularly infatuated with this one).

To be completely honest, selecting a couple tracks we especially like is total bull shit. Every single track on Monstercat’s release of Outlook is worthy of it’s place on the compilation. Without those furry felines hailing from Vancouver, we would never have been introduced to artists like Favright, Rameses B, Mr Fijiwiji, Insan3Lik3, Project 46, 7 Minutes Dead, Stephen Walking, Fractal, Televisor, Eminence and Soulero (who all happen to have at least one jam on this CD).

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