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April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Vancouver based Label, Monstercat has been at the forefront of the Electronic Music scene since its debut in 2011. As electronic music continued to rise as a commonly enjoyed genre of music, Monstercat debuted a ton of artists who gained tons of attention and have since become popular names in the EDM scene. Even artists like Marshmello, Slushii, and NGHTMRE have released songs through the label. 2017 was a huge year for the label, with their own stage at Tomorrowland in Belgium, Germany. It’s admirable to see how far the label has come since its debut. On their YouTube channel, they release music two times a week and also host multiple 24/7 livestreams where they play hits from the artists signed to them. Monstercat is a staple in the music industry today and has launched numerous careers in full motion. Here are three artists who have become legends in the industry with releases through Monstercat.
Pegboard Nerds is made up of duo Michael Parsberg and Alexander Odden, the name Pegboard Nerds comes from an anagram of their last names. Pegboard Nerds have experimented with a bunch of genres over their careers like Dubstep, Hard Dance, and Glitch Hop. The duo debuted on Monstercat in 2012 with the song “Gunpoint” and have since grown to be one of the label’s biggest producers. Pegboard Nerds has more Monstercat releases than any other artists on the label, and are in two of the five top songs on the Monstercat label’s YouTube Channel with their songs “Disconnected” and “Razor Sharp.” With multiple EP releases and song produced with Snails and Krewella, Pegboard Nerds has become a household in the industry.
Going Quantum works as the music director for the Monstercat label. He’s released numerous tracks and remixes through Monstercat, working with artists like Stephen Walking and Ephixia. The 28-year-old is ahead of his time and has been majorly successful during his career. Going Quantum is best known for his Going Quantum Weekly Podcast, hosted by GC himself and a different artist every week, allowing rising artists throw down for listeners. Keep in mind, he started this podcast more than half a decade ago, truly a visionary for his time. Among these artists, Seven Lions and Black Tiger Sex Machine were featured years before they gained massive popularity. The Going Quantum podcast is no longer around but will live on forever on his YouTube channel.
Haywyre is one of the most vibey artists on the Monstercat label. Born in Indiana, Martin Vogt began to learn the piano at only 6 years old, later when he moved to Austria Vogt became exposed to jazz, electronic, and hip-hop music. When Vogt moved back to the United States, he began to go by the stage name Haywre. Haywyre signed to Monstercat in 2013 and released two singles that same year. The following year Haywre released his debut EP on Monstercat Two Fold Pt. 1. Haywyre’s music is influenced by so many different genres of music, and it all comes together so perfectly. Haywyre was ranked 7th on Billboards Next Big sound Chart in 2015, His music is adventurous, and takes you on a journey. Vogt has been on a hiatus since 2016, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting millions of streams on Spotify and YouTube and listeners are eagerly waiting for a return from the artist.