Leading independent electronic music label Monstercat today celebrates its official 10 Year Anniversary with the release of a full-length album spanning 16 tracks from artists across all three of its brands – Uncaged, Instinct, and Silk.
‘Monstercat – 10 Year Anniversary’ LP shines a light on the formative sounds that shaped Monstercat’s history, featuring songs from fan-favourite acts created in the last decade, but never formally released.
The nostalgic package traverses dubstep, electro house, future bass, and more, from pivotal artists like Stephen Walking, Pegboard Nerds, Rogue, Shingo Nakamura, and Nitro Fun, with unheard gems dating back to 2011.
Over the last decade, Monstercat has established itself as a driving force in the music industry, paving the way for artist discovery, innovation, and sustainability for over 1,000 artists both emerging and high-profile, across a broad range of sub-genres of electronic music.
With offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Singapore, Monstercat has made groundbreaking strides as an international music authority, collecting 4 Billion global streams in the last year alone.
Monstercat CEO & Co-Founder Mike Darlington reflects, “It’s almost surreal celebrating 10 years of Monstercat today. The last decade has been an incredible journey – from our humble beginnings as a Canadian start-up, to supporting over 1,000 artists worldwide. I’m proud of our team for constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and creating a sustainable platform for artists to thrive. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next ten years of Monstercat and the electronic music community.”
In partnership with Canadian company Animism Studios, Monstercat today also pioneered the first record label 3D influencer, reimagining its beloved mascot into a digital avatar with palpable features and mischievous mannerisms.
3D Monstercat enhances the look, feel, and personality of the brand’s previously 2D character, with the ability to join live events, appear on streams, interact with Monstercat artists in the digital space, and more.
Later this week on July 3 at 12pm PT, Monstercat will host a celebratory worldwide livestream event on Twitch. Bringing 10 artists together from all over the globe to perform across different time zones and regions including Justin OH in Korea, A.M.R in Qatar, Mazare in Italy, and Throttle in Australia, the 5-hour journey achieves Monstercat’s vision to connect diverse communities through music, culture, and innovation. Tune in on Monstercat’s Twitch channel here.
Monstercat is also known for its unmatched abilities in the gaming space, integrating artists with major titles like Fortnite, SMITE, Beat Saber, and more. On July 5, award-winning video game Rocket League will launch the Monstercat 10 YR Fan Pack, featuring nine new Player Anthems of the label’s biggest certified hits.
The tracklist includes “Crab Rave” by Noisestorm, “Potions” by SLANDER & Said The Sky (ft. JT Roach), and Marshmello’s multi-platinum track “Alone,” which marks the DJ’s first-ever appearance in the game. Check out the full list of Player Anthems, Monstercat’s Player Banner, and more, here.
Continuing the momentum on the gaming side, on July 6, Monstercat’s Lost Civilization will launch in Roblox, making it the first game designed around a record label in the platform’s history. Players can complete Monstercat quests, buy in-game merch, discover hundreds of songs from the catalogue, and more.
With few music-oriented Roblox games in existence, and no other multi-artist focused worlds, Monstercat’s Lost Civilization is an unprecedented endeavour.
This year’s milestone celebration is an homage to past memories and achievements celebrated with the Monstercat community, as well as a nod to the label’s future vision and aesthetic, fueled by an artist-first mentality and music-driven innovation.
Follow Monstercat’s socials to watch the rest of the 10 Year Anniversary activations unfold with partners like Apple Music, BBC Radio, Spotify, Team Liquid, TikTok, and more throughout the month of July.