Monstercat has historically been recognized to go all out for his or her birthday, and they’re effectively inside their proper to take action. With each passing 12 months, Monstercat (the Canadian label that started off as a small platform for unbiased EDM artists to get their music out into the world) continues to boast greater and greater achievements; from doing releases for large artists to placing out chart-dominating radio singles to doing takeovers at among the world’s most celebrated dance music festivals.
The label noticed a number of main achievements within the final 12 months specifically, together with the profitable launch of their “Intuition” imprint (which was largely aided by Noisestorm’s April Fools’ tune “Crab Rave,” which skyrocketed in reputation later within the 12 months). Due to these achievements, it is smart that Monstercat would wish to have an enormous celebration this 12 months, even when “eight” isn’t sometimes a big anniversary quantity.
Evidently, followers didn’t know what fairly to anticipate with Monstercat’s eight 12 months anniversary celebration. In years previous, the label had carried out every little thing from gross sales to mega-mashups to compilations to wild, huge collaborations. This 12 months, nevertheless, Monstercat gave followers one thing really sudden: a comic book guide.
Entitled Monstercat’s eight 12 months Anniversary Journey, the comedian observe’s the label’s mascot on his journey to search out himself, instantly following the occasions of Monstercat 030 – Finale. Your complete comedian guide might be discovered digitally right here.
The comedian is soundtracked by an undeniably stacked compilation album, which options eight model new tunes from long-time label favorites and newcomers alike, in addition to a slew of unexpected collabs. Amongst these making appearances are Au5, Contaminated Mushroom, Rogue and Stephen Strolling. So far as collaborations go, among the extra intriguing got here from Ephixa & Going Quantum (who got here collectively for the primary time on the soft-spoken, melodic D&B observe “Let’s Roll”) and Pegboard Nerds & Tokyo Machine (an extended awaited pairing that resulted within the wild, chiptune-infused electro sounds of “MOSHI”). WRLD, Memento (Richard Caddock) and Laszlo additionally joined forces for the indie-influenced mega-collab “Again to You.” Your complete compilation might be listened to beneath:
Monstercat capped off the celebration on Friday with a brand new merch drop, in addition to a VR get together carried out in collaboration with Sansar (now the house of Monstercat’s radio present “Name of the Wild”). Except for Contaminated Mushroom, Rogue, AMIDY and Karra, each artist that appeared on the compilation confirmed up for the VR festivities, offering digital dwell units for taking part followers.
Monstercat undoubtedly put collectively a fantastic celebration for his or her eighth anniversary. We will’t wait to see what they do for his or her 10th!