Get your weekend started with Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 5

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Get your weekend started with Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 5Monstercat

Monstercat has been a force to be reckoned with over the past few years thanks to a consistent output of hit tracks and the label’s ability to foster emerging acts into top-tier artists. The label has started compiling a variety of their best recent releases into compilations called Monstercat Uncaged, leading to the release of a packed 41-track Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 5. 

This iteration of Monstercat’s Uncaged features hard-hitting tracks from the likes of Knife Party, Gammer, SLANDER, and Crankdat, among many more. This collection of releases is the perfect backdrop to get a party started and is a sampling of the diverse releases the label has to offer.

SLANDER and Crankdat surprise fans with heavy metal collaboration featuring Asking Alexandria

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SLANDER and Crankdat surprise fans with heavy metal collaboration featuring Asking AlexandriaKneel Before Me

SLANDER and Crankdat have teamed up with UK heavy metal band Asking Alexandria for a release that can only be described as incredibly unexpected. Both producers have been teasing a collaboration for a while, but listeners may be surprised to find that the track is as heavy metal as it is electronic.

The SLANDER duo has expressed that hard rock was a huge influence for them musically growing up, making this release an exciting one for them. “Kneel Before Me” showcases the producers’ diverse production capabilities as they meld the different genres together into an exciting whole.

The track opens with rasping vocals framed by electric guitar chords. Screaming falls into what the listener believes will be a heavy metal drop, but surprisingly builds into a fusion of metal and dubstep. For those who grew up on Linkin Park and System of a Down, this track is a welcome addition to the collection, with its electronic chords fusing into a hard rock framework.

The track is out now via Monstercat.

Crankdat makes his first foray into drum & bass in new release

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Crankdat makes his first foray into drum & bass in new releaseCrankdat Press

In a world where fan bases are often upset when their favorite producers pivot from the genre that brought them to notoriety, Crankdat has been nothing short of vocal about his desire to produce outside of the box and experiment with new styles. The producer has done just that with his newest release, “Say It,” which marks his foray into drum & bass production.

“The production process of ‘Say It’ was absolutely seamless,” he says of the new release. “I produced the beat earlier this year with no intentions of doing anything with it – sometimes I make very different styles of music for total fun, and so was the case with this, I just did it for fun. When I sent it around to my team and a few other trusted ears, everyone really liked it.”

The track features vocals by Sara Skinner and blends a catchy melody into a bouncy drum & bass drop. Crankdat now has future bass, drum & bass, dubstep, and melodic trap releases under his belt. He continues to keep listeners on their toes, and “Say It” is the perfect addition to his growing roster of diverse releases.

Photo Credit: Tyler Church

Crankdat spins some fresh IDs in new Diplo and Friends mix

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Crankdat spins some fresh IDs in new Diplo and Friends mix

Christian Smith, a.k.a. Crankdat became a breakout star through remixes for Zeds Dead, Jaden Smith, San Holo, and more. In addition, he’s added some equally successful originals to the portfolio, with his most recent being “Need Somebody.” Now, it seems this positive traction has caught Diplo‘s attention, as the rising producer has officially made his debut on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends.

Fans are in for a big treat here, as the bass-heavy mix features a wide array of fresh IDs from the Cleveland born DJ. He also blends famed remixes with throwbacks, hip-hop — including tracks by Kanye West and Lil Pump — and dance music anthems such as Galantis‘ “Runaway” and Calvin Harris‘ “Summer” (mashed up with some trap-y goodness). The hour long mix is ever-changing and will make listeners wonder where the time went.

Crankdat is currently on his “Outcast” tour, hitting stops all over the globe leading up to an Electric Zoo 2018 performance come Labor Day Weekend.


Featured Image taken from Crankdat’s Facebook

Famous Dex – PICK IT UP ft A$AP Rocky (Crankdat Remix)

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Last October, Famous Dex and A$AP Rocky teamed up to produce “PICK IT UP,” a hip-hop masterpiece that received RIAA gold certification for its infectious beats, unforgettable verses, and stellar production quality. Rising dance music superstar Crankdat has put his own electronic spin on the original hit, creating a new dark tone by changing the main melody with deep throttles of bass and a fiery kick.

Crankdat has amassed worldwide support for his creative versatility, leaving fans constantly guessing what’s to come next from the young producer. With each release, Crankdat pushes the musical envelope by experimenting with different styles, while remaining true to his distinct, highly energetic, playful sound. His last release with Ghastly, “Lemme See U,” was a vibrant mix of colorful synths contrasted by dark progressions of bass. As Crankdat gears up for his sets this weekend at EDC Las Vegas, the fearless artist will undoubtedly have several surprises up his sleeve, giving fans from all over the world an exhilarating experience.

Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

Featured photo: aLIVE Coverage.

Crankdat and Ghastly play ‘Do it or Don’t do it’ in honor of their new single, ‘Lemme See U’

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Ghastly and Crankdat teamed up for a new collaboration that merges the most dynamic aspects of both artists’ production capabilities in the form of “Lemme See U.” Crankdat has been teasing a roster of star-studded collaborations lately, including a track with Marshmello that is set to come out in the near future. “Lemme See U” is a stellar start of these collaborations with its mainstage-friendly bass drop. Meanwhile Ghastly is set to release a full album next week.

In “Lemme See U,” Ghastly’s funky bass compliments Crankdat’s progressive energy with synthesized vocals weaving in and out of the chords to propel the track forward. “Lemme See U Do It” is the chorus of the track, so naturally we tested each producer with a game of “Do it or Don’t do it?”

We wanted to test how bold each producer really is, and their responses were true to form. Crankdat proved his thoughtfulness and logic. Meanwhile, Ghastly proves he continues to be an outside of the box thinker, and the total weirdo we have learned to love.

1. Eat gas station sushi?

Crankdat: DON’T do it… i’m not even a sushi guy

Ghastly: Of course, only a real man is brave enough and intelligent enough to appreciate the profound cooking and craftsmanship within the distinct kitchen of 7/11

2. If you pull a lever- you save five people but kill one.

Crankdat: What’s the alternative? I’d say don’t do it… but if all 6 would die… quick maths…….

Ghastly: I would just laser beam them all myself with my laser beam eyes

3. Streak through a festival crowd.

Crankdat: Pfft, do it.

Ghastly: I would streak through a festival crowd, but I wouldn’t want to anyone to know the secret about my 4th nipple

4. Ranch on Pizza?


Ghastly: It is impossible to run an entire ranch on a pizza, this is not logical, you need at least 1 acre

5. Tell your friend their new haircut looks terrible?

Crankdat: DO IT… not a real friend if you let that shit slide….

Ghastly: Yes, friends always tell each other they look terrible, that is what friends are for.

6. Get a drink with your most recent ex?

Crankdat: thats a hard DON’T do it….

Ghastly: Only if she buys it.

7. If you wear a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat for four months straight while on a European tour, you get a $2 mil bonus

Crankdat:  yikes…… I’d probably say do it… but no photo or video.. and only travel in non-english speaking european countries… lol

Ghastly: Change the ‘Make America Great Again’ hat to a ‘Rosie O’Donnell with a fidget spinner in her vagina’ hat, and you got a deal

8. Revive an old pet through killing a current one

Crankdat: Well my last pet was a goldfish and my current pet is a cat… I doubt the fish would sleep on my feet so don’t do it

Ghastly:  If Charles bites me on the face again then yes.

9. Pee in the shower

Crankdat: ………doit…

Ghastly: I pee in the shower everyday, if you don’t then you don’t care about the environment and your personality is likely in the shape of a square

10. Eat the Holy Ship Pizza

Crankdat: I mean i did it…

Ghastly: Always eat holy ship pizza, whether it is preloved or postloved.

11. Book the headlining slot for Fyre Festival 2018

Crankdat: hahahahahaha no jail time for me.. don’t do it

Ghastly: I hear it’s going to be bigger and better than ever this year, and NSYNC is doing a b2b w Cardi B so yes of course

Crankdat flaunts his dark side on ‘Need Somebody’

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Known for his eclectic production style, Crankdat unveiled a bass laden, dubstep single, “Need Somebody.” With his growing arsenal of diverse, colorful originals and intriguing remixes, Crankdat has proven himself to be an extremely versatile artist over the past year.

In contrast to his previous more melodic releases such as “Reasons To Run,” and “Dollars,” Crankdat flaunts his forte for engineering darker, heavily saturated sounds in “Need Somebody.” The track features dramatic builds infused with distorted vocals, enthralling, syncopated beats, and intense climaxes contrasted by eerie interludes.

With his latest, Crankdat continues to explore the depths of dance music by pushing the production envelope, giving us another reason to gear up for 2018.

Premiere: Crankdat puts explosive spin on Bryce Vine’s ‘Drew Barrymore’

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Crankdat was tabbed for an official remix of LA-based rapper/songwriter Bryce Vine’s new single, “Drew Barrymore.” Fresh off a remix of Jaden Smith‘s “Icon,” the Cleveland born producer displays impressive diversity by bestowing “Drew Barrymore” with a signature re-crank. This release is bound to gain some major positive traction, as it coincides with Vine’s massive US tour announcement.

Slyly built around Vine’s catchy vocals, Crankdat morphs the chilled out feel of the original into an energetic, positive explosion of bass bolstered by arpeggiated lead-synths, explosive drum hits and robotic vocal motifs.

Vine was clearly stoked to work with Crankdat, going on to say, “Crankdat is one skank cat. It’s fun being able to work with someone who immediately gets the vibe.

Vine is set to kick off his tour on March 21st in Atlanta, with the full list of dates below:

03/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell Stage
03/24 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
03/25 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
03/28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/30 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
03/31 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/02 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/03 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
04/05 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
04/06 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/10 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
04/11 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/13 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
04/14 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04/15 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
04/18 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
04/24 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
04/26 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!

Jauz x Crankdat – I Hold Still (Slushii VIP Mix) [Free Download]

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Breakout artist Crankdat teamed up with bass phenomenon Jauz for the collaborative “I Hold Still,” — a track that graced mainstages across the world both before its much-anticipated release. Slushii has decided to give fans a Christmas treat with the release of his VIP remix of the track, and also provides vocals of his own.

Bouncing xylophone-esque chords and heavily processed vocals open the track into one of the most intense drops from the LA-based producer this year. While maintaining the same flow and sound as the original, Slushii’s rendition of “I Hold Still” can only be described as a dirtier version of the already hard-hitting track.

Fans can be sure they will be hearing this VIP remix of the hit song in festival and club sets to come in 2018. The track is available as a free download.

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