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Monstercat (previously known as Monstercat Media) is an EDM record label based out of Vancouver, Canada.[1] Mike Darlington, CEO,[2][3] and Ari Paunonen, COO, founded Monstercat in July 2011.[1]

Unlike other labels that sign artists to exclusive label deals, Monstercat signs their artists on a per-track basis, giving them full copyright to a song while still giving the artist freedom to release other productions where they see fit.[4] Monstercat releases 3 new tracks per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with an hour-long podcast every Tuesday. After a certain amount of releases - currently 30 - Monstercat bundles them into a compilation album. Remixes and multiple tracks from an Artist's EP are generally not included in each compilation.

History

In July 2011, Mike Darlington (CEO) and Ari Paunonen created Monstercat as a YouTube channel.[1] Monstercat served as a medium for Darlington and Paunonen's friends to share and promote their music.[1][2][5] Darlington and Paunonen created compilation albums to provide artists with a method of releasing their music and attempt to lessen the competitiveness between them.[1][6] The first song on the label was Dubstep Killed Rock n Roll by Ephixa on Monstercat's first album, "Launch Week", which features seven artists: Feint, Halo Nova (Now Varien), Stephen Walking, Ephixa, Neilio, Arion, and Going Quantum. Recent albums now feature upwards of 30 artists with an even larger variety of genres. [6]

In December 2011 Monstercat signed Krewella,[1][2][5] an American electronic dance music group from Chicago, Illinois; "Killin' It" being their first original song released by a label.[2][7] Monstercat promoted Krewella with social media campaigns and partnered with EDM YouTube promotional channels for a larger platform.[1] Their second song on Monstercat was a collaboration with Pegboard Nerds titled 'This is Not The End'. It was released in September 2013, but was only sold on Krewella's forthcoming album 'Get Wet' through Columbia Records.

In June of 2014, Monstercat reached one million record sales, and became the 11th most subscribed channel on YouTube[4] in Canada. Since then, Monstercat has grown to become the largest YouTube channel in Canada and has broken into the Top 350 in the world. [8]

Releases

Discography

Producer Album Title Total Tracks Release Date
Monstercat 001 - Launch Week 7 7 July 2011
Monstercat 002 - Early Stage 15 28 September 2011
Monstercat 003 - Momentum 15 4 October 2011
Monstercat 004 - Identity 15 18 December 2011
Monstercat Best of 2011 20 23 December 2011
Monstercat 005 - Evolution 20 20 February 2012
Monstercat 006 - Embrace 20 13 April 2012
Monstercat 007 - Solace 20 6 June 2012
Monstercat 008 - Anniversary 20 27 July 2012
Monstercat 009 - Reunion 20 12 September 2012
Monstercat 010 - Conquest 20 31 October 2012
Monstercat 011 - Revolution 20 19 December 2012
Monstercat Best of 2012 30 4 February 2013
Monstercat 012 - Aftermath 30 11 March 2013
Monstercat 013 - Awakening 30 10 June 2013
Monstercat 014 - Discovery 30 2 September 2013
Monstercat 015 - Outlook 30 20 November 2013
Monstercat Best of 2013 30 20 December 2013
Monstercat 016 - Expedition 30 26 February 2014
Monstercat 017 - Ascension 30 21 May 2014
Monstercat 018 - Frontier 30 6 August 2014
Monstercat 019 - Endeavor 30 22 October 2014
Monstercat 020 - Altitude 30 15 December 2014
Monstercat Best of 2014 30 27 January 2015
Monstercat 021 - Perspective 30 18 March 2015
Monstercat 022 - Contact 30 01 June 2015
Monstercat 023 - Voyage 30 17 August 2015
Artist Album Title Total Tracks Release Date
Muzzy Colours and Distractions 21 24 February 2012
Haywyre Two Fold Pt. 1 8 31 March 2014

Artist EPs

Artist(s) EP Title Total Tracks Release Date
Project 46 Limitless 3 14 November 2011
Stephen Walking Christian The Lion 5 28 November 2011
Mr. FijiWiji Keeping It Surreal 7 4 January 2012
Tristam Smashing Newbs 6 11 January 2012
Noisestorm Renegade 3 1 February 2012
1uP Thundergun 3 4 April 2012
Going Quantum Hello 4 7 May 2012
Tut Tut Child Dance To It 3 30 May 2012
DotEXE Hipster Cutthroat 2 13 June 2012
TVDS Black Sky 3 2 July 2012
Droptek Polygon 4 11 July 2012
Muzzy Letz Rock 2 8 October 2012
TwoThirds Waking Dreams 5 26 October 2012
Tut Tut Child We're All Mad Here 6 12 November 2012
Rogue Dreams 4 26 November 2012
TVDS Another Day 4 4 January 2013
Pegboard Nerds We Are One 4 1 February 2013
Stereotronique w/
Sebastian Ivarsson
(feat.
Danyka Nadeau)
Tonight
(The Remixes)
5 8 April 2013
7 Minutes Dead 7 Minutes Dead 4 10 April 2013
PIXL Astrocat 2 26 April 2013
Vicetone Heartbeat
(The Remixes)
7 24 May 2013
Project 46 Continuum 3 11 June 2013
Tristam Truth
(The Remixes)
6 5 June 2013
Falcon Funk Falcon Funk 4 14 June 2013
Pegboard Nerds Guilty Pleasures 4 24 June 2013
Tut Tut Child Impossible Things
Before Breakfast
3 15 July 2013
Au5 Blossom 2 7 August 2013
PIXL Sugar Rush 3 14 August 2013
Pegboard Nerds The Lost Tracks 6 30 August 2013
Televisor Old Skool
(The Remixes)
5 27 September 2013
Protostar Scorpion Pit
(The Remixes)
4 11 October 2013
Mr. FijiWiji w/ various artists Friends 3 16 October 2013
Rameses B Timeless 4 23 October 2013
Muzzy The Takeover 4 28 October 2013
Rogue Earth 4 4 November 2013
Hellberg &
Deutgen
vs.
Splitbreed
Collide
(The Remixes)
7 11 November 2013
Fractal Elements 2 15 November 2013
Au5 & Fractal Secret Weapon 4 2 December 2013
Astronaut Destination: Apollo
6 9 December 2013
Astronaut Quantum 3 13 January 2014
Fractal Spection 2 20 January 2014
Rezonate Prelude 5 24 January 2014
7 Minutes Dead Peacock 2 27 January 2014
Astronaut Destination: Rain
6 17 February 2014
Pegboard Nerds Bassline Kickin
(The Remixes)
3 19 February 2014
Direct Wanna Know You 3 07 March 2014
Noisestorm Surge 2 12 March 2014
Astronaut Destination: Quantum 5 19 March 2014
SCNDL The Munsta (The Remixes) 4 20 June 2014
Au5 Follow You (The Remixes) 7 11 July 2014
Falcon Funk Pounce 3 16 July 2014
Rameses B Dream Catcher 2 25 August 2014
Varien & 7 Minutes Dead Mirai Sekai 4 1 September 2014
Draper Perspectives 4 5 September 2014
Astronaut & Eyes Destination: Pinball 7 8 September 2014
Tut Tut Child Ask Your Friends First 4 31 October 2014
Favright Taking Over (The Remixes) 3 5 November 2014
Astronaut feat. Harry Brooks JNR Destination: Champions 4 12 January 2015
Astronaut & Far Too Loud Destination: War 5 11 February 2015
Mr FijiWiji Growing Up 5 13 February 2015
Eminence Universe 5 18 February 2015
Muzzy Get Crazy 2 20 February 2015
Excision & Pegboard Nerds Bring The Madness

(The Remixes)

4 23 March 2015
Televisor Venture 4 6 April 2015

Christmas and Halloween EPs

EP Title Total Tracks Release Date
Monstercat Christmas Album 2011 6 23 December 2011
Trick or Treat EP 4 20 October 2012
Monstercat Christmas Album 2012 8 15 December 2012

Best of Genre Compilations

Producer Genre / Volume Total Tracks Release Date
Monstercat Dubstep Vol. 1 15 28 May 2012
Monstercat DnB/Drumstep Vol. 1 15 28 May 2012
Monstercat Electro Vol. 1 15 28 May 2012
Monstercat Dubstep Vol. 2 15 2 July 2013
Monstercat DnB/Drumstep Vol. 2 15 2 July 2013
Monstercat Electro Vol. 2 15 2 July 2013
Monstercat EDM Vol. 1 15 2 July 2013
Monstercat House Vol. 1 15 2 July 2013

Artists

Current - 2014 Roster[9]

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Former

  • 1uP
  • 23
  • Archie (Now known as Desso)
  • Arion
  • Day One
  • Ephixa
  • Halo Nova (Now known as Varien)
  • Hot Date!
  • Chrisson
  • I.Y.F.F.E
  • Matduke
  • Neilio
  • OVERWERK
  • Skifonix
  • Subformat
  • Throttle
  • TVDS (Now known as Atmozfears)
  • TwoThirds (Also known as LVTHER)
  • yh


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References

External Links

Q&A with Mike Darlington

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