Deck the halls with Monstercat’s new holiday compilation

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Deck the halls with Monstercat’s new holiday compilationMonstercat Holiday Hits

As the countdown to December 25 dwindles down, Christmas music can be heard seeping from speakers all around the world. Putting a dance music spin on some holiday classics, Monstercat has unleashed a collection of songs of the season from some of the Canadian label’s up-and-coming talents.

The five-track compilation kicks off with Tokyo Machine‘s playful take on “Jingle Bells,” ringing in the recognizable melody with a significant amount of bass and setting the scene for the rest of the tracks. “Arctica” is a lighthearted original from Pixel Terror, and things take a turn for the stranger in FWLR‘s take on “Deck The Halls,” which features a theme of computer’s becoming self-aware and taking over. Skyelle‘s gorgeous vocals take center stage on “Christmas Ain’t The Same,” and Bossfight‘s formidable dubstep returns on a powerful version of “Carol of the Bells” called “Carol of the Cartels.”

Bad Computer stuns with new single ‘Silhouette’

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Monstercat is giving the world more great music with latest release by Bad Computer titled “Silhouette.” The 19-year-old Australian producer has been gaining momentum thanks to his unique sound, and the release of this track is no exception.

Ethereal vocals by Skyelle resonate around the beautiful electronic chords. The track has a progressive house melody that finds a way to be both calming and energizing simultaneously, which is a difficult feat. “Silhouette” will be featured on  Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 3.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 39

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


Just a month after the release of “Satisfied” on his Science EP, Robotaki has tapped the talents of Machinedrum for a dynamic remix. “When my team and I were thinking of artists to hit up for remixes, we wanted to have a collection of remixes that would truly change the way the original tracks felt and sounded,” Robotaki says of the remix. “Travis’ creative, eclectic and hard-hitting take on ‘Satisfied’ is everything I could’ve hoped for.”


It makes my heart happy that people are still remixing Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill‘s beloved “Gecko (Overdrive).” It’s been nearly five years since its release, and it remains one of my favorites. The song been reworked into a drum & bass masterpiece (thank you, Matrix & Futurebound), spun into a progressive gem (thank you, Lost Kings), and now has been funk-ified into nu disco by Flamingos. With a laid-back, synth-filled vibe, Flamingos revamp this classic with a retro feel.


With each new Rocket League collaborative album, Monstercat continues to impress. Volume three features the latest from Bad Computer: a tantalizing house track with vocals from Skyelle. “Silhouette” marks the producer’s third release with the Canadian label. With captivating instrumentals and beautifully emotive vocals from Skyelle, this one is an alluring addition to Bad Computer’s arsenal of well-crafted tunes.


Bass music plunges to the depths of hell in WAVEDASH and QUEST‘s new track, “Devil Music.” Sprinkled with eerie vocals from fknsyd, this creepy collaboration is crammed with aggressive bass and compelling sound design.  The in-your-face atmosphere of “Devil Music” is invigorating and menacing, making it a breath of fresh air in the saturated bass music market.


There are few things I love more than a drum & bass song that’s equal parts passion-packed and energetic. Flite and Boxplot’s latest, “Sunroad,” is part of Liquicity‘s Galaxy of Dreams 3 compilation, which came out at the end of April. It’s a clear standout on the LP, bursting with life and gorgeous melodies.