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Monstercat: Uncaged is one of the two imprints of Canadian music label Monstercat. Contrasting with Monstercat: Instinct and considered by the label as the continuation of its community-driven electronic music "movement", Uncaged focuses on "energetic", "explosive", and "hard-hitting" music. The label publishes two new tracks a week under this imprint on Mondays and Thursdays.

HistoryEdit

Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1

Artwork for Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1, one of three compilation albums in the Uncaged collection released before the Uncaged imprint was founded.

The "Uncaged" name was originally used by Monstercat as part of a rebranding campaign in May 2017, after the release of Monstercat 030 - Finale. The campaign encompassed a redesign of the artwork for the album's compilations and official live shows, with albums and concerts being branded "Monstercat Uncaged".[1] The first compilation album released after the rebranding, Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1, replaced the story-driven artworks by Petirep with stylistic and realist depictions of the Monstercat mascot.[2] The format of the compilation albums were not changed though, with Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, in addition to Vol. 1, collecting music submitted by artists and published by the label in the months prior regardless of genre or musical style.[3][4][5]

Grant RIOT Notaker Tokyo Machine Botnek

Lineup of the Monstercat Uncaged live event in Toronto on August 19, 2017. From left to right: Grant, Daniel of RIOT, Notaker, Tokyo Machine, and Gordon of Botnek.

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 more upbeat and harder musical styles and genres adopting the "Monstercat: Uncaged" name.[6][7][8] An imprint for the label's more melodic and experimental music adopted a brand new "Monstercat: Instinct" name.[9] Uncaged was officially founded on January 1, 2018, with Instinct following the day later. Monstercat's YouTube channel was repurposed into being the new YouTube channel for the imprint, and the release schedule was revamped from a three-day, Monday-Wednesday-Friday weekly release schedule to a four-day schedule with Monday and Thursdays dedicated to Uncaged tracks.[10] The Call of the Wild podcast was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday as part of the changes as well.[10] The very first track published on Monstercat: Uncaged was "Sky is Falling" by Darren Styles and Stonebank, featuring EMEL, which was released on January 8, 2018.

BrandingEdit

Monstercat Uncaged branding

Iconography used in the branding for Monstercat: Uncaged.

Monstercat: Uncaged has been defined by Monstercat as an imprint for "energetic", "explosive", and "hard-hitting" music published by the label.[11] Uncaged is considered by the label as the continuation of the community-driven electronic music "movement" that had defined Monstercat's mission statement since its inception. Graphics that define the Uncaged imprint are often dark, with chalkboard-like textures. Iconography represents a large part of the Uncaged image, with imagery, such as a bone and fish skeleton arrangement and brass knuckles with the Monstercat mascot's teeth visible in the spaces, decorating the animations for the Uncaged series of compilation albums. CEO of Monstercat Mike Darlington stated in a January 2018 press release,[8][11]

Monstercat: Uncaged is the continued evolution of the music that defined our early years. The combination of live events, bass music, and gaming laid the groundwork for our deep love of electronic music. Uncaged allows us to heighten the focus on these core elements to create a compelling experience for our community.

The quote "...the continued evolution of the music that defined our early years." is a reference to what Monstercat was before in 2011 and so on. It had more Uncaged-styled music than the more Instinct-styled music.

RosterEdit

Founding 6Edit

Uncaged ArtistsEdit

Albums under Uncaged Edit

Pre-2018 Edit

2017 Edit

Post-2018 Edit

2018 Edit

2019 Edit

Uncaged ReleasesEdit

See also: Monstercat Discography
Catalog No. Name Artist(s) Date Released
MCS631 Sky Is Falling (feat. EMEL) Darren Styles & Stonebank January 8, 2018
MCS633 Champion Sound Gent & Jawns January 11, 2018
MCS635 Supersonic (feat. Chimeric) Pegboard Nerds January 15, 2018
MCS637 Shut It Down Matroda January 18, 2018
MCS638 Disarray Bad Computer January 22, 2018
MCS640 Beast Reach & Jupe January 25, 2018
MCS642 Smog Droptek & Vorso January 29, 2018
MCS644 Push It Apriskah February 1, 2018
MCS646 Bring Me Joy Pegboard Nerds & Lug00ber February 5, 2018
MCS648 Omen KUURO February 8, 2018
MCS650 I Need You Delta Heavy February 12, 2018
MCS653 We Would Never Do (feat. Nevve) Taska Black February 15, 2018
MCS655 Going Nowhere Dion Timmer & Modestep February 19, 2018
MCS657 Promise Me Slippy February 22, 2018
MCS660 Boom Bap Matroda March 5, 2018
MCS662 Racks Dirty Audio March 8, 2018
MCS664 Black Mask SOULJI March 12, 2018
MCS666 COOKIES Tokyo Machine March 15, 2018
MCRL002-1 My Love KOVEN March 19, 2018
MCRL002-2 What Are You Waiting For Stonebank March 22, 2018
MCRL002-3 New Horizons Protostar March 26, 2018
MCRL002-4 Truth And Malice INTERCOM March 29, 2018
MCRL002-5 Party Freaks (feat. Anna Yvette) Pegboard Nerds April 2, 2018
MCRL002-6 Flow Slippy April 5, 2018
MCEP130 New Age (feat. Celldweller) Muzzy April 9, 2018
MCEP131 Damn Floor Matroda April 12, 2018
MCS675 Work Bossfight April 16, 2018
MCEP130 Elevate (feat. Miss Trouble) Muzzy & Flite April 18, 2018
MCS677 This Feeling (feat. Kalibwoy) Rickyxsan April 19, 2018
MCS679 Feel It Coming Dyro April 23, 2018
MCEP130 Shut It Down (feat. MC Mota) Muzzy & Teddy Killerz April 23, 2018
MCS681 What's Going Down Stonebank April 26, 2018
MCS683 Bring It Back Tisoki April 30, 2018
MCEP133 Murder SOULJI May 3, 2018
MCEP130 Cascade Muzzy & A.M.C & Turno May 3, 2018
MCS686 Summer Modestep May 7, 2018
MCS687 Monster (feat. Panther) Slippy & Goja May 10, 2018
MCEP130 In The Night (feat. Sullivan King) Muzzy May 14, 2018
MCS688 Knockin' KUURO May 17, 2018
MCS689 Falling Trivecta & Wooli May 21, 2018
MCS690 Time Goes By Nitro Fun May 24, 2018
MCS691 Wicked (feat. Sullivan King) Bear Grillz May 28, 2018
MCS693 Board Game KOVEN May 31, 2018
MCS695 The Mob RIOT June 4, 2018
MCS697 She's A Killer Justin OH June 7, 2018
MCS699 Prometheus Rameses B June 11, 2018
MCS700 Forever Reach June 14, 2018
MCS701 Rituals Bishu June 18, 2018
MCS703 Take Me Down (feat. Bianca) KUURO June 21, 2018
MCS705 Sovereign Bossfight June 25, 2018
MCS707 Dracarys Deorro & Dirty Audio June 28, 2018
MCS709 Paradigm (feat. Karra) Bad Computer July 2, 2018
MCS711 Numb (feat. Che'Nelle) FWLR July 5, 2018
MCS713 Aiwa RIOT July 9, 2018
MCS715 Exodus Delta Heavy July 12, 2018
MCS717 Fault (feat. McCall) MYRNE & Grant July 16, 2018
MCS719 Comeback Falcon Funk & Bossfight July 19, 2018
MCEP136-1 Purple People Eater Pegboard Nerds July 23, 2018
MCEP136 OSCar Pegboard Nerds July 24, 2018
MCEP136-2 Escape Pegboard Nerds & Dion Timmer July 25, 2018
MCEP136-3 Harpoon Knife Party & Pegboard Nerds July 26, 2018
MCEP136 Steel Pegboard Nerds July 27, 2018
MCS723 NEEDED U Gammer July 30, 2018
MCS725 Two Minds (feat. Tim Moyo) Kill Paris August 2, 2018
MCS727 Sayonara Dirtyphonics August 6, 2018
MCS729 Kneel Before Me (feat. Asking Alexandria) Slander & Crankdat August 9, 2018
MCS732 How We Win FWLR August 20, 2018
MCS734 Fire Flower Holly & Loosid August 23, 2018
MCRL004-1 Charge Bossfight August 27, 2018
MCRL004-2 Walking on the Moon Infected Mushroom August 30, 2018
MCRL004-3 FLY Tokyo Machine September 3, 2018
MCRL004-4 Contra (feat. Sara Skinner) Pixel Terror September 6, 2018
MCRL004-5 Horsepower Muzzy September 10, 2018
MCRL004-6 Burning Up Darren Styles, Gammer, & Dougal September 13, 2018
MCS741 The Storm Notaker September 17, 2018
MCS743 You Don't Even Know Me Slander & RIOT September 20, 2018
MCS745 Axis Trivecta September 24, 2018
MCS747 Wobble Crankdat & Tisoki September 27, 2018
MCS749 Breakout Noisestorm & Foreign Beggars October 1, 2018
MCS751 Lose It All Atmozfears October 4, 2018
MCS753 The Edge (feat. Nevve) Grant October 8, 2018
MCS755 I'll Fight Back Sullivan King October 11, 2018
MCS756 Machina Pixel Terror October 15, 2018
MCS758 EPIC Tokyo Machine October 18, 2018
MCS760 1000 Cuts KUURO & Clockvice October 22, 2018
MCS762 Loving Her Loving U (feat. Delaney Kai) Justin OH October 25, 2018
MCS764 Only in a Dream Au5 & Nytrix October 29, 2018
MCS766 Tombstone Will Sparks & SCNDL October 31, 2018
MCEP141 MELTDOWN Protostar & Muzzy November 1, 2018
MCS768 Overkill RIOT November 5, 2018
MCS769 BLiSS on Mushrooms (feat. Miyavi) Infected Mushroom & BLiSS November 8, 2018
MCS770 Show Me (feat. Sara Skinner) Slippy November 12, 2018
MCS771 Running To You (feat. Elle Vee) Slander & Spag Heddy November 15, 2018
MCS772 Home (feat. Jacob Wellfair) Darren Styles & Dougal November 19, 2018
MCS773 Play Your Part Aero Chord November 22, 2018
MCS774 I (Still) Dream Of You Kill Paris November 26, 2018
MCEP142 Hate Being Alone (feat. Dylan Matthew) Slander November 29, 2018
MCS775 What U Wanna Do (feat. Spencer Ludwig) KUURO December 3, 2018
MCS776B We Stan A Good Puppo Lil Hank December 4, 2018
MCS777 Solid SLUMBERJACK & TroyBoi December 6, 2018
MCS778 Guitarmass Infected Mushroom December 10, 2018
MCLP010 Head of NASA Infected Mushroom December 12, 2018
MCX005-1 JINGLE BELLS Tokyo Machine December 17, 2018
MCX005-3 Deck The Halls (Time To Die) FWLR December 20, 2018
MCX005-5 Carol of the Cartels Bossfight December 24, 2018
MCS780 The Government Stonebank January 3, 2019
MCEP143 One Thing (feat. Tim Moyo) Slippy January 7, 2019
MCS783 Jungle Fury RIOT January 10, 2019
MCS785 Not IRL Modestep January 14, 2019
MCEP144 Hank's Back Lil Hank January 17, 2019
MCS788 You Might Get Lost Julian Calor January 21, 2019
MCS790 Magic Kill Paris January 24, 2019
MCS792 U Got Me Bossfight January 28, 2019
MCS794 Into The Light (feat. Karra) Notaker January 31, 2019
MCS796 Cave Me In FWLR & A-Sho February 4, 2019
MCS797 Ultima Pixel Terror February 7, 2019
MCS799 Badmash Bossfight February 11, 2019
MCLP011 Fizzy Lifting Drink (feat. Big Gigantic & Jimi Tents) Kill Paris February 14, 2019
MCEP147 No Sleep Bossfight February 25, 2019
MCS803 PLAY Tokyo Machine February 28, 2019
MCS805 Crank Up The Dank Gammer & Stonebank March 4, 2019
MCS807 Gunslinga (feat. MC Mota) Pegboard Nerds March 7, 2019
MCS809 Adventures Julian Calor March 11, 2019
MCS811 Metaphysical Slippy March 14, 2019
MCS812 Each Other (feat. Eric Lumiere) Notaker March 18, 2019
MCS814 Poison Nonsens March 21, 2019
MCS816 Maxima Pixel Terror March 25, 2019
MCS818 you_rise Xilent March 28, 2019
MCS819 Carry On (feat. Holly Drummond) F.O.O.L April 1, 2019
MCS821 Hot FWLR April 4, 2019
MCEP151 Melophonic Notaker April 8, 2019
MCS824 Barbed Wire Rogue April 11, 2019
MCS826 Take Me Home (feat. Nevve) Aero Chord April 15, 2019
MCS828 the_darkness Xilent April 18, 2019
MCS830 Quake Dirty Audio & Slippy April 22, 2019
MCS832 Us Snavs April 25, 2019
MCEP152 Bad Habits (feat. Tylor Maurer) KUURO April 29, 2019
MCS835 Drop Bombs Stonebank May 2, 2019
MCS837 Back To Me Pegboard Nerds May 6, 2019
MCS839 Venus Fly Trap Kill Paris May 9, 2019
MCEP153 Neon F.O.O.L & Midranger May 13, 2019
MCS841 Amnesia Pixel Terror May 16, 2019
MCLP012 discarded Xilent May 20, 2019
MCS844 Own Me Slippy May 23, 2019
MCS846 Overdose (feat. Philip Strand) Bossfight May 27, 2019
MCS848 SAIKOU Tokyo Machine May 30, 2019
MCS850 Trigger KUURO June 3, 2019
MCS853 Infinite Habstrakt June 6, 2019
MCS854 I Can't Tony Romera June 10, 2019
MCS856 Soda (feat. itsreallyelijah) Pixel Terror June 13, 2019
MCS858 Solace Feint & Laura Brehm June 17, 2019
MCS860 Never Let Me Down (feat. David Spekter) Darren Styles June 20, 2019
MCS862 Stronger TheFatRat, Slaydit, & Anjulie June 24, 2019
MCS864 Run (feat. The Bloody Beetroots) ShockOne June 27, 2019
MCX006-1 Let's Roll Ephixa & Going Quantum July 1, 2019
MCX006-3 Kababies Infected Mushroom July 4, 2019
MCX006-5 Way Down (feat. Karra) Au5 & AMIDY July 8, 2019
MCX006-7 MOSHI Pegboard Nerds & Tokyo Machine July 11, 2019
MCS866 Dystopia Pixel Terror & JayKode July 15, 2019
MCS868 Til Dawn ShockOne July 18, 2019
MCEP158 Monster (feat. Trove) Julian Calor July 22, 2019
MCS870 Lasagne Habstrakt & Bellecour July 25, 2019
MCLP013-11 Pray for Me ShockOne August 1, 2019
MCS874 Let It Go Eptic & Dillon Francis August 2, 2019
MCS875 Don't Bring Me Down Justin OH August 5, 2019
MCS877 Berserker Mazare & Essenger August 8, 2019
MCS878 St Tropez Tony Romera & SQWAD August 12, 2019

Ten most-viewed YouTube uploads (pre-2018)Edit

  1. Marshmello - Alone (Music Video)
    • 150,000,000 views
  2. Tristam & Braken - Flight
    • 61,000,000 views
  3. Aero Chord - Surface
    • 54,000,000 views
  4. Tristam & Braken - Frame of Mind
    • 45,000,000 views
  5. Pegboard Nerds - Disconnected
    • 36,000,000 views
  6. Pegboard Nerds & Tristam - Razor Sharp
    • 28,000,000 views
  7. Tristam - Till It's Over
    • 26,000,000 views
  8. Feint - Snake Eyes (feat. CoMa)
    • 25,000,000 views
  9. Feint - We Won't Be Alone (feat. Laura Brehm)
    • 23,000,000 views
  10. Pegboard Nerds - Hero (feat. Elizaveta)
    • 21,000,000 views

Ten most-viewed YouTube uploads (post-2018)Edit

  1. Koven - My Love (Trap Nation upload)
    • 4,700,000 views
  2. Aero Chord - 4U (Julius Dreisig Remix) (Trap Nation upload)
    • 3,200,000 views
  3. Infected Mushroom - Guitarmass (Diversity upload)
    • 2,700,000 views
  4. Taska Black - We Would Never Do (feat. Nevve) (Trap Nation upload)
    • 2,200,000 views
  5. RIOT - Overkill (DubstepGutter upload)
    • 2,100,000 views
  6. Stonebank - What Are You Waiting For
    • 1,800,000 views
  7. Muzzy - New Age (feat. Celldweller) (Lyric Video)
    • 1,600,000 views
  8. Bad Computer - Disarray
    • 1,500,000 views
  9. Infected Mushroom - Walking on the Moon
    • 1,467,000 views
  10. Infected Mushroom & BLiSS - BLiSS on Mushrooms (feat. Miyavi)
    • 1,461,000 views

Ten most-played SoundCloud tracksEdit

  1. RIOT - Overkill
    • 860,000 plays
  2. Delta Heavy - I Need You
    • 807,000 plays
  3. Gent & Jawns - Collecta
    • 806,000 plays
  4. Slander & Crankdat - Kneel Before Me (feat. Asking Alexandria)
    • 670,000 plays
  5. Taska Black - We Would Never Do (feat. Nevve)
    • 644,000 plays
  6. Slander & RIOT - You Don't Even Know Me
    • 644,000 plays
  7. RIOT - Aiwa
    • 510,000 plays
  8. RIOT - The Mob
    • 500,000 plays
  9. Slander & Spag Heddy - Running To You (feat. Elle Vee)
    • 480,000 plays
  10. Matroda - Shut It Down
    • 470,000 plays

External linksEdit

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