Crab Rave is a house track by Noisestorm. It was released via Monstercat on April 1, 2018, and is included as the sixteenth track on Monstercat Instinct Vol. 1.


  • This song was released as an April Fools joke.
  • The song's catalog number contains the word 'crab' (MCRAB).
  • This song was released on the Instinct channel as a music video, a first for Noisestorm.
  • This is the second Monstercat single to reach the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, peaking at #36.
  • Noisestorm created the music video using Unreal Engine 4.
  • On the day of its release, April 1st, the Monstercat subreddit, Discord channel, release documents, and Wikia were renamed to Monstercrab.
  • Unexpectedly, Crab Rave, as an April Fools' song, was placed on the Instinct Vol. 1 album, replacing Stay.
  • The song has spawned a huge meme around social media (such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit), which has a snippet of the music video with a bass boosted version of the song with multiple absurd quotes. Prominent quotes include:
    • OBAMA IS GONE (Original Quote)
  • This song has also earned Noisestorm $50,000 USD as a grant from Unreal Engine 4, for having the most creative and original use of their software.
  • In one and a half years, it reached over 82 million views with over 2 million likes.
  • This is Monstercat's first YouTube upload to hit 2 million likes.
  • A remix by Muzzy and Going Quantum has been played on Call of the Wild and at several venues including Monstercat Compound. However, the remix has not had an official release on the label and Going Quantum "lost his USB in Europe which contained the Crab Rave remix" according to Mike Darlington. This is up for speculation.
[ vte ] Noisestorm (Discography)
August 25, 2011 Airwaves
October 24, 2011 Full Focus
December 21, 2011 Backlash
December 23, 2011 Wipeout
January 16, 2012 Let It Roar
February 1, 2012 Renegade
June 4, 2012 Breakdown
August 13, 2012 Timewarp
March 20, 2013 Together
July 19, 2013 Eclipse
March 12, 2014 Surge
October 10, 2014 Sentinel
May 11, 2015 Barracuda
October 5, 2015 Heist
March 4, 2016 Antihero
May 11, 2016 Leaving Now
July 11, 2016 This Feeling
March 1, 2017 Escape
April 1, 2018 Crab Rave
October 1, 2018 Breakout
September 13, 2011 Some Wobbles
March 23, 2015 Bring the Madness
Extended Plays
February 1, 2012 Renegade EP
March 12, 2014 Surge EP
VIPs, Mixes, & Other
March 12, 2014 Surge (Drum & Bass Mix)
June 4, 2014 Breakdown VIP

[ vte ] Alphabetical List of House Songs (Genre)
Numbers & Symbols

[ vte ] Monstercat Instinct Vol. 1 (Tracklist)

[ vte ] Monstercat - Best of 2018 (Tracklist)
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