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Monstercat: Instinct is one of the two imprints of Canadian music label Monstercat. Contrasting with Monstercat: Uncaged, Instinct primarily focuses on "vibrant, emotional, and melodic" music. The label publishes new tracks on a two-per-week basis on Tuesdays and Fridays.

History[edit | edit source]

In January 2018, it was announced by Monstercat that the label would start publishing new music on two imprints, with the imprint dedicated to the label's softer and pop sounding musical styles and genres under the Monstercat: Instinct name.[1][2][3] An imprint for the label's more energetic and hard-hitting music adopted the current brand "Monstercat: Uncaged" name.[4] Instinct was officially founded as an imprint on January 2, 2018, with Uncaged being added the day before. Monstercat created a new YouTube channel for the imprint and repurposed the original channel into the new YouTube channel for Uncaged. The release schedule was revamped from a three-day, Monday-Wednesday-Friday weekly release schedule to a four-day schedule with Tuesdays and Fridays dedicated to Instinct tracks.[5] The Call of the Wild podcast was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday as part of the changes as well.[5] The very first track published on Monstercat: Instinct was "Ready To Fly" by Didrick, featuring Adam Young from Owl City, which was released on January 9, 2018.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Founding 6[edit | edit source]

Instinct Artists[edit | edit source]

Albums under Instinct[edit | edit source]

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Instinct Releases[edit | edit source]

See also: Monstercat Discography
Catalog No. Name Artist(s) Date Released
MCS632 Ready To Fly (feat. Adam Young) Didrick January 9, 2018
MCS634 Fortress Rogue January 12, 2018
MCS636 Ocean Eyes Jay Cosmic & DESERT STAR January 16, 2018
MCEP127 On My Own Lookas & Able Heart January 19, 2018
MCS639 Too Smooth (feat. Grey MTTR) Notaker January 23, 2018
MCS641 I Don't Mind Direct & Matt Van January 26, 2018
MCS643 My Cloud Grabbitz January 30, 2018
MCS645 Take Me Away (feat. Skyelle) Duumu February 2, 2018
MCS647 2 Me (feat. Kiddo Ai & Nick Smith) SMLE February 6, 2018
MCS651 Stay (feat. Lindsey Cook) Stephen February 8, 2018
MCS649 Play Me Like A Violin Stephen February 9, 2018
MCS652 Take Me There Conro February 13, 2018
MCS654 This Love (feat. Savoi) LVTHER February 16, 2018
MCS656 She Don't Like the Lights Aaron Richards (prod. Direct) February 20, 2018
MCEP129 Reconcile Gent & Jawns February 23, 2018
MCS658 Shadows (feat. Nevve) Aero Chord February 27, 2018
MCS659 Happy Now SLANDER March 2, 2018
MCS661 Rewind (feat. MIRAMIS) Didrick March 6, 2018
MCS663 Way Back (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff) Vicetone March 9, 2018
MCS665 Another Night (feat. Nevve) MYRNE March 13, 2018
MCS667 Different Story The Night March 16, 2018
MCS668 Friends Again (feat. Claire Ridgely) LVTHER March 20, 2018
MCS669 Afraid Of The Dark (feat. Sophiya) KUURO March 23, 2018
MCS653 We Would Never Do (Live Session) (feat. Nevve) Taska Black March 27, 2018
MCS670 Me Conro March 30, 2018
MCRAB001 Crab Rave Noisestorm April 1, 2018
MCS671 Dream In Color HALIENE April 3, 2018
MCS672 Hang Up (feat. Savoi) WRLD April 6, 2018
MCS673 Hands Down (feat. Kayo Genesis) Brandyn Burnette & Dwilly April 10, 2018
MCS674 Friends (feat. Bri Tolani) Subtact April 13, 2018
MCS676 Blind In Light Memtrix April 17, 2018
MCS678 Questions Tristam April 20, 2018
MCS680 Something Real (feat. Danyka Nadeau) Rameses B April 24, 2018
MCS682 Machine (feat. Mister Blonde) Bishu April 27, 2018
MCS684 Let You Go Savoy May 1, 2018
MCS685 Ghosted (feat. Pauline Herr) Tails May 4, 2018
MCRL003-1 Glide Stephen Walking May 8, 2018
MCRL003-2 Hours Soupandreas & Inverness May 11, 2018
MCRL003-3 Silhouette (feat. Skyelle) Bad Computer May 15, 2018
MCRL003-4 Keep You (feat. Sundial) Duumu May 18, 2018
MCRL004-5 Shiawase Dion Timmer May 22, 2018
MCRL004-6 About U Aiobahn & Vin May 25, 2018
MCS692 Haiku MYLK May 29, 2018
MCS694 Slow Motion SLANDER & Bret James June 1, 2018
MCS696 Waterval Hush June 5, 2018
MCS698 Candy (feat. Colin Magalong & Tray Haggerty) Dwilly June 8, 2018
MCS702 Rearview Mirror Justin OH June 19, 2018
MCS704 Fired Up Conro June 22, 2018
MCS706 Old Friends (feat. Blonde Maze) Half an Orange June 26, 2018
MCS708 So Long (feat. Juliana Chahayed) SLANDER June 29, 2018
MCS710 Time Well Spent (feat. Ayelle) LVTHER July 3, 2018
MCS712 Forward (feat. ÊMIA) Duumu July 6, 2018
MCS714 The Right Type (feat. Jade LeMac) Dion Timmer July 10, 2018
MCS716 Sleepy MYLK July 13, 2018
MCS718 In Your Arms (feat. Ralph Larenzo) Aiobahn July 17, 2018
MCS720 Mirage Rogue July 20, 2018
MCS721 One Way Dream Jay Cosmic & DESERT STAR July 24, 2018
MCS722 Voices Koven July 27, 2018
MCS724 Mad For You (feat. Trove) Snareskin July 31, 2018
MCS726 Walk Thru Fire (feat. Meron Ryan) Vicetone August 3, 2018
MCS728 None Trick Pony CloudNone August 7, 2018
MCS730 Dreamstate Ephixa August 10, 2018
MCEP137 Settled Koven August 14, 2018
MCS731 Trippin' Conro August 17, 2018
MCS733 The Journey (feat. Trove) Au5 August 21, 2018
MCS735 Set Me Free The Night August 24, 2018
MCS736 Gravity Laszlo August 28, 2018
MCS737 If We Never Aiobahn & Vin August 31, 2018
MCSEPT September Conro September 1, 2018
MCS738 Voyage (feat. Savoi) Bad Computer September 4, 2018
MCS739 This Time Around (feat. Slyleaf) Keepsake September 7, 2018
MCEP138 Spring Snow CloudNone September 11, 2018
MCS740 Universe Anevo & Laura Brehm September 14, 2018
MCS742 U&ME Justin OH September 18, 2018
MCS744 Stand Off (feat. Ehiorobo) MEMBA September 21, 2018
MCS746 Taking Me Higher Rootkit September 25, 2018
MCS748 You'll Be Fine Laszlo September 28, 2018
MCS750 Anyway FWLR & David Spekter October 2, 2018
MCS752 Daggers SLUMBERJACK & Machine Age October 5, 2018
MCS754 Left Behind Half an Orange & Inukshuk October 9, 2018
MCEP140 All Eyes On Me Conro October 12, 2018
MCS757 Leave (feat. Luma) Dion Timmer October 16, 2018
MCS759 15 Story Jump (feat. Ehiorobo) MEMBA & SMLE October 19, 2018
MCS761 Better Laszlo October 23, 2018
MCS763 Let You Down (feat. Danyka Nadeau) Stonebank October 26, 2018
MCS765 Space Flute Julian Calor October 30, 2018
MCS767 Something Strange (feat. Haley Reinhart) Vicetone November 2, 2018
MCRL005-1 Badlands Rogue November 13, 2018
MCRL005-2 Oh You Rootkit November 16, 2018
MCRL005-3 From Here CloudNone November 20, 2018
MCRL005-4 Runnin (feat. Nick Smith) SMLE November 23, 2018
MCRL005-5 Expedition Hyper Potions & Nokae November 27, 2018
MCRL005-6 Castaway (feat. Jessi Mason) Grant November 30, 2018
MCS776A Hank's Happy Place Lil Hank December 4, 2018
MCLP009 Rendezvous Laszlo December 7, 2018
MCS779 Lost in Space (feat. A-Wa) Infected Mushroom & Tuna December 11, 2018
MCX005-2 Arctica Pixel Terror December 18, 2018
MCX005-4 Christmas Ain't The Same Skyelle December 21, 2018
MCS781 Drifters (feat. Elizaveta) Feint January 4, 2019
MCS782 Without Chu (feat. Emsi) 7 Minutes Dead January 8, 2019
MCS784 Heroes (feat. Tobias Stenkjær) Nonsens January 11, 2019
MCS786 Blue to Blue CloudNone January 15, 2019
MCS787 Fences (feat. Matt Wertz) Vicetone January 18, 2019
MCS789 Poor Surgeon Midoca January 22, 2019
MCS791 Wash Away (feat. Danyka Nadeau) Duumu January 25, 2019
MCS793 Control Bishu & Anjulie January 29, 2019
MCS795 Oceans Rogue February 1, 2019
MCEP145 Hide And Seek (feat. Claire Ridgely) SLUMBERJACK February 5, 2019
MCS798 Given Up Half an Orange February 8, 2019
MCS800 One Less Star Direct, Killabyte, & Matt Van February 12, 2019
MCS802 Motivation (feat. Kris Kiss) Aiobahn & RudeLies February 19, 2019
MCEP146 Feels Like (feat. LAUR) Vicetone February 22, 2019
MCEP148 Juliet CloudNone & Matt Van February 26, 2019
MCS804 Eden (feat. Danyka Nadeau) Au5 March 1, 2019
MCS806 Where Do We Go Mazare & RUNN March 5, 2019
MCS808 Internet Boy Dion Timmer March 8, 2019
MCS810 In Touch (feat. Veela) Murdock March 12, 2019
MCEP149 End of the Moon Half an Orange March 15, 2019
MCS813 Wherever You Go Braken March 19, 2019
MCS815 Wishes (feat. McCall) Grant March 22, 2019
MCS817 About Us (feat. Winter) Disero & FTKS March 26, 2019
MCEP150 Blind Spots Bishu March 29, 2019
MCS820 Enough Mr FijiWiji & Matt Van April 2, 2019
MCS821 Remember You Conro April 5, 2019
MCS823 Feel Your Heart (feat. Sam Tabor) Protostar April 9, 2019
MCS825 You Say (feat. Pauline Herr) Duumu April 12, 2019
MCS827 Foreign Land DESERT STAR April 16, 2019
MCS829 Tornado (feat. Monika Santucci) Trivecta April 19, 2019
MCS831 Dreaming of You Slushii April 23, 2019
MCS833 Out There CloudNone & Elle Vee April 26, 2019
MCS834 Like That (feat. Josh Smith) Disero April 30, 2019
MCS836 Color (feat. Juneau) Grant May 3, 2019
MCS838 Nothing More Mazare & Luma May 7, 2019
MCS840 Buzz Lightyear (WRLD Remix) Half an Orange / WRLD May 15, 2019
MCS842 Waiting (feat. Daisy Guttridge) Vicetone May 17, 2019
MCS843 So Far Away Nitro Fun May 21, 2019
MCS845 We All Nonsens & Ericka Jane May 24, 2019
MCS847 No Fear Anymore (feat. Ava Silver) Julian Calor May 28, 2019
MCS849 Potions (feat. JT Roach) Slander & Said The Sky May 31, 2019
MCS851 Chasing Daylight (feat. Slyleaf) CloudNone & Direct June 4, 2019
MCEP156 Lost And Found (feat. Matt Van) CloudNone & Direct June 7, 2019
MCS855 Sundance Ephixa & Heartful June 11, 2019
MCS857 All I Want Conro June 14, 2019
MCS859 Medusa (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff) Aiobahn June 18, 2019
MCS860 Never Let Me Down VIP Darren Styles June 20, 2019
MCS861 Crazy As You Sullivan King & Grabbitz June 21, 2019
MCS863 Let's Talk Rogue June 25, 2019
MCS865 Far Away slushii June 28, 2019
MCX006-2 Problems Stephen Walking & Ephixa July 2, 2019
MCX006-4 Back to You WRLD, Keepsake & Laszlo July 5, 2019
MCX006-6 Sanctuary Bad Computer July 9, 2019
MCX006-8 Feel Alright Justin OH & Rogue July 12, 2019
MCS867 Carissa DESERT STAR July 16, 2019
MCEP157 Thrill of It Conro July 19, 2019
MCS869 Time Voyage (feat. Hauskey) Just A Gent July 23, 2019
MCS871 Dreamer Throttle July 26, 2019
MCS872 Riptide Trivecta, AMIDY & RØRY July 30, 2019
MCS873 Can We Be Free KUURO July 31, 2019
MCLP013-12 Silver & Gold (feat. Reija Lee) ShockOne August 1, 2019
MCS876 Played Out (feat. Dutch Robinson) Kill Paris August 6, 2019
MCEP159 Contagious Grant & RUNN August 9, 2019
MCS879 Sunscreen Half an Orange August 13, 2019
MCS881 Open Spaces (feat. Nevve) Just A Gent August 16, 2019
MCS883 Talk! Duumu & ÊMIA August 20, 2019
MCS885 Ran Out of Reasons (feat. Jude & Night Panda) Vicetone August 23, 2019
MCS887 Thinking Bout You Disero & Bertie Scott August 27, 2019
MCS889 Fabulous LVTHER & GOLDA August 30, 2019
MCS891 Blink 182 Half an Orange September 3, 2019
MCS893 Cobra Tails & Juelz September 6, 2019
MCS895 Cold Ground Direct & Matt Van September 10, 2019
MCEP160 Burning (feat. Bianca Aero Chord September 12, 2019
MCS896 Japan Throttle September 13, 2019
MCS898 What's Love Conro September 17, 2019
MCEP162 Blinded Duumu September 20, 2019
MCS900 Edge of the World DESERT STAR September 24, 2019
MCS902 Anonymous CloudNone & Paul Aiden September 27, 2019
MCS904 Solo (feat. Maria Lynn) Pegboard Nerds October 1, 2019
MCS906 Crying Shame (feat. NERVO) Pegboard Nerds October 4, 2019
MCS908 Suspicious FWLR & BRDGS October 8, 2019
MCEP168-1 LA2016 Direct & Mr FijiWiji October 9, 2019
MCEP164 Bloom Throttle October 11, 2019
MCS910 OFFLINE LVTHER & EMAN8 October 15, 2019
MCEP168 I'll Go Direct & Park Avenue October 22, 2019
MCS912 Changed CloudNone & Laura Brehm October 25, 2019
MCS914 Enough Glacier October 29, 2019
MCEP170 Mark Twain Half an Orange November 1, 2019
MCS916 Get To Know You (feat. Aviella) Dexter King November 5, 2019
MCEP172 No Sleep Tails & Beach Season November 8, 2019
MCS918 Crucified (feat. MOONZz) SLUMBERJACK & Daktyl November 12, 2019
MCS920 Trouble Nonsens & Sweater Beats November 15, 2019
MCS924 WISH CloudNone November 22, 2019
MCS826 Play It Cool (feat. Conro) Terry Zhong November 26, 2019
MCS928 You Used To (feat. Luma) Duumu & I See Colors November 29, 2019
MCEP173 Iris In The Dark (feat. McCall) Just A Gent December 3, 2019
MCS931 Somebody (feat. Kovic) Gareth Emery December 6, 2019
MCEP174 Give You Up Koven December 10, 2019
MCS934 Where Will We Go (Acoustic) Grant December 17, 2019
MCS936 Where Do We Go VIP Mazare & RUNN December 20, 2019
MCS938 Japan (Acoustic) Throttle December 24, 2019
MCS940 Where I Belong (feat. Emma McGann) Protostar January 7, 2020
MCS942 Nobody Like You Direct January 10, 2020
MCEP175 Urban Foxes CloudNone January 14, 2020
MCS943 Home Alright (feat. Jack Newsome) Terry Zhong January 17, 2020
MCS945 Still Glacier January 21, 2020
MCS947 Without Your Love Conro January 24, 2020
MCS949 Empty Sky DESERT STAR January 28, 2020
MCS951 All For Nothing Duumu & MYRNE January 31, 2020
MCS953 Time Travel Kool Aid Half an Orange & Ephixa February 4, 2020
MCS955 Only You (feat. Alexis Donn) Dexter King February 7, 2020
MCS957 Million Days (feat. Hoang & Claire Ridgely) Sabai February 11, 2020
MCEP178 Ubi Glacier February 14, 2020
MCEP177 YES Koven February 18, 2020
MCS962 Labyrinth Direct & Essenger February 25, 2020
MCS964 Fighters Conro February 28, 2020
MCS965 Clarity Bad Computer March 3, 2020
MCS967 Feel That Way Ellis March 6, 2020
MCS969 Night Cap (feat. Will Jay) Terry Zhong March 10, 2020
MCLP015 Butterfly Effect Koven March 13, 2020
MCEP181 Margarita CloudNone & Direct March 17, 2020
MCLP015 Stars Koven March 20, 2020
MCS973 Scared Half an Orange & WRLD March 24, 2020
MCS975 I Feel Human (feat. BullySongs) Vicetone March 27, 2020
MCS977 Meant to Be Aiobahn & Vin March 31, 2020
MCS979 Loverus Tony Romera April 3, 2020

Ten most-viewed YouTube uploads[edit | edit source]

  1. Noisestorm - Crab Rave (Music Video)
    • 99,700,000 views
  2. Stephen - Play Me Like A Violin (MrSuicideSheep upload)
    • 29,700,000 views
  3. Vicetone - Walk Thru Fire (feat. Meron Ryan) (Lyric Video on WaveMusic)
    • 9,400,000 views
  4. Vicetone - Waiting (Music Video on Vicetone)
    • 4,200,000
  5. Tristam - Questions (MrSuicideSheep upload)
    • 3,500,000 views
  6. Taska Black - We Would Never Do (feat. Nevve) (Trap Nation upload)
    • 2,500,000 views
  7. Half an Orange - Old Friends (feat. Blonde Maze) (Music Video on Ninja)
    • 2,400,000 views
  8. Vicetone - Something Strange (feat. Haley Reinhart) (Music Video on Vicetone)
    • 2,000,000 views
  9. Vicetone - Way Back (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff) (Lyric Video on Proximity)
    • 1,800,000 views
  10. Aero Chord - Shadows (feat. Nevve)
    • 1,700,000 views

Ten most-played SoundCloud tracks[edit | edit source]

  1. Noisestorm - Crab Rave
    • 1,730,000 plays
  2. Stephen - Play Me Like A Violin
    • 1,630,000 plays
  3. Vicetone - Way Back (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff)
    • 979,000 plays
  4. Justin OH - Rearview Mirror
    • 915,000 plays
  5. Vicetone - Walk Thru Fire (feat. Meron Ryan)
    • 832,000 plays
  6. Aero Chord - Shadows (feat. Nevve)
    • 817,000 plays
  7. Slander - Happy Now
    • 828,000 plays
  8. Dion Timmer - Shiawase
    • 628,000 plays
  9. Slander & Bret James - Slow Motion
    • 625,000 plays
  10. Tristam - Questions
    • 592,000 plays

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. Rao, Natalie (January 4, 2018). "Monstercat Announces Split Into Two Separate Imprint Labels: Instinct and Uncaged". ThisSongIsSick.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
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