2017 has arguably been Monstercat‘s most successful year yet as a label. From to hosting stages at & to , the Canadian indie label was finally cemented as one EDM’s big dogs this year.
Though the year isn’t quite over yet, Monstercat is celebrating these successes with one final compilation that is – fittingly – just as insane as 2017 has been for the label.
Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 3 is one incredible track after another, featuring a variety both new recruits and friendly faces.
Out the 47 different artists featured on UV3, 20 them – a monumental percentage – have never been on a Monstercat compilation before. This includes household names like Ookay, Kill The Noise and Lookas, as well as more underground producers like Zac Waters, Bishu and Flite.
However, taking note all these new names is really only scratching the surface what Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 3 has in store for listeners. With this compilation, Monstercat has gathered some the most unique and innovative – yet still completely lovable – dubstep, trap, house, synthpop and drum & bass the EDM world has to fer.
Below, we have picked our five favorite tracks from the album. We would encourage you to listen to the whole thing yourself and let us know what your favorites are in the comment section below!
MYRNE – Confessions feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff
On “,” Cozi Zuehlsdorff brings listeners into a story pain and heartbreak, backed up by MYRNE‘s thunderous brass instruments and booming basslines. MYRNE’s best track yet? We think so.
Jay Cosmic – Ascend
After laying low for a couple years, this was the perfect track for Jay Cosmic to make his return with. “” might start f st, but it hits hard when it needs to. On top that, the track’s melodic undertones definitely give it an edge above other dubstep that has released this year.
Bad Computer – New Dawn
The world could use more artists like Bad Computer. While so many producers these days fall into the trap doing whatever’s “in,” Bad Computer is one who isn’t afraid to take styles that are out the spotlight and find news ways to rework and improve them. In the end, “” ended up being one the most impactful progressive house songs 2017.
Tokyo Machine – SPOOKY
With “,” Tokyo Machine pushed past the boundaries being a cutesy breakbeat chiptune producer and shocked the world with some seriously dark, distorted trap music. The hardstyle and dubstep drops are also a great bonus.
Dirtyphincs & Sullivan King – Vantablack
We came, we saw, we tried not to headbang… and we all failed. On “,” Dirtyphonics & Sullivan King crafted – what is without a doubt – one the heaviest tracks Monstercat has ever released, seamlessly melding brostep and metal together.
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