Monstercat pronounces the acquisition of Silk Music and the third model, Monstercat Silk, alongside Uncaged and Intuition
As a leading label Monster cat has already pumped out an insane amount of music – four releases a week between their two brands, Uncaged and Instinct. They are now adding a third brand at the beginning of 2021, increasing that number from to six releases a week with the new acquisitions Silk music. It will represent progressive house, downtempo, chillout genres and more for Monstercat under “Monstercat Silk”.
To celebrate the takeover, Monstercat Silk is being released for the first time by the Japanese progressive house master Shingo Nakamurawho returns to the Silk community with his highly anticipated single “Glow”. Fans can expect big names to appear on Monstercat Silk over the next month, including Kaskade, Vintage & Morelli, AMR, Arielle Maren, and PROFF.
Mike Darlington, Monstercat Co-Founder and CEO, said, “Meeting the Silk team in late 2019 turned out to be one of the most inspiring interactions of the year. Her passion for beautiful electronic music reminded me why I fell in love with the genre for the first time. Initially, an acquisition wasn’t on the table, but as we continued to work together it became clear that they would play a critical role in Monstercat’s development. I made an early commitment to supporting all forms of electronic music, and the addition of Silk brings us one step closer to realizing that dream. It goes perfectly with the likes of Uncaged and Instinct. “
Jacob Henry, Label Director of Monstercat Silk, added: “I have always admired Monstercat’s focus on artistic excellence and building organic communities and their success in maintaining a unique global network of industrial partners. As Monstercat Silk, our mission is to deepen and diversify Monstercat’s existing music offering with a wider range of electronic sub-genres. We are proud to officially usher in the Monstercat Silk era with Shingo Nakamura’s new single “Glow”. I am honored to have the opportunity to share our music with a wider community of global fans, and we can’t wait for you to hear the musical surprises we have in store for the coming months. “
Listen to Monstercat Silk’s first release below!