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Monstercat Drops Newest Compilation - Monstercat 017: Ascension

Only three months after their last compilation album, Canadian-label Monstercat is at it again with 017 - Ascension. Featuring 30 tracks and two unique hour-long mixes, 017 is shaping up to be one of the most successful compilations yet. It features a wide variety of genres, generally anything you can think of - hardstyle, hardcore, nu-disco, dubstep, drum & bass, house, etc. Monstercat itself strives to be a bastion of openness in an industry that likes to pigeon-hole itself to the point fans become irate the second a producer decides to change styles.

"Over the past three years, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the fastest growing names in the industry. We’ve always believed Monstercat to be a strong platform for developing talent, and some artists with roots in Monstercat have found career-changing opportunities like festival plays and major label artist collaborations—things that, at one point, we could only have dreamed of for our artists. We’re incredibly proud of their accomplishments and look forward to working with them in the future!

As many of you know, each album represents a stage in the life of Monstercat, and Ascension is the perfect opportunity to shine light on another wave of emerging artists. Starting with Aero Chord, Grant Bowtie, Rootkit, Stonebank, and Trivecta, Monstercat is opening its doors to new names who fit in alongside our current artists to form a growing roster we’re happy to call our family.

We invite you to take a listen to our newest compilation and consider supporting the album with a purchase. Your support directly impacts the life and development of these talented artists!

As always, thank you for joining us on our journey!


This kind of transparency by a label is thoroughly refreshing, and Monstercat proves time and again that they are a label worth striving for. Some of my favorite tracks on the album are Tristam & Braken - Frame of Mind, a deeply melodic and lyrical track that can only be described as anthemic; and SCNDL - The Munsta, a difficult to describe track that borders house and nu-disco with a little satire thrown it, it's worth giving it a listen. These two tracks only scratch the surface of all there is to find on 017, and there is guaranteed something for everyone.

Check out the whole compilation below.

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