Indie label giant Monstercat acquires Silk Music, announces formation of third label offshoot
Alongside Uncaged and Instinct, Monstercat Silk furthers the label’s commitment to genre-diversity with a roster of progressive house, downtempo, & chillout artists
Leading independent electronic music label Monstercat announced today a strategic acquisition of LA-based label Silk Music. Debuting under the new name Monstercat Silk, the company’s third brand (alongside the vibrant melodies of Instinct and the hard-hitting drops of Uncaged) brings increased genre-diversity to the label with releases spanning across progressive house, deep house, trance, chillout, and more. Now representing a major stake in the arena of electronic music, the move positions Monstercat as a leader in the independent label space, expanding its impact across the industry and new fan bases globally.
To celebrate the acquisition, Monstercat Silk’s inaugural release is from Japanese progressive house master Shingo Nakamura, who returns to the Silk community with his highly-anticipated single, “Glow.” Fans can expect major names to appear on Monstercat Silk in the next month, including Kaskade, Vintage & Morelli, A.M.R, Arielle Maren, and PROFF, among others. Monstercat Co-Founder & CEO, Mike Darlington said the following of the indie label’s acquisition:
“Meeting the Silk team in late 2019 proved to be one of the most inspiring interactions of the year. Their passion for beautiful electronic music reminded me of why I first fell in love with the genre. Originally, an acquisition wasn’t on the table but as we continued to work together, it became evident that they would play a critical role in the evolution of Monstercat. I committed early on to supporting all forms of electronic music and the addition of Silk brings us one step closer to achieving that dream. It fits perfectly alongside the likes of Uncaged and Instinct.”Mike Darlington, Monstercat Co-Founder & CEO
Inspired by the therapeutic power that music has on our lives, Silk Music’s purpose has remained a constant since its inception in 2008: “Emotions Into Sound.” Their strong brand ideals and a dedicated global audience has empowered the label to position themselves as leading tastemakers of emotional and intelligent electronic music. With the arrival of Silk, Monstercat’s release schedule will expand to six releases per week, between Silk, Uncaged, and Instinct.
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