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Monstercat CEO Shares News, Plans & Offers Advice in Exclusive Q&A [INTERVIEW]

Since it was founded in 2011 by CEO Mike Darlington and COO Ari Paunonen, Monstercat has grown to become one of the most highly regarded independent labels in electronic dance music.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, the label releases new music three times a week on a non-exclusive, single-track basis and releases a compilation album every thirty tracks. Check out their full roster here, or get to know their artists by tuning in to their hour-long podcast every Tuesday on the Monstercat Twitch and YouTube channels.

The label already hosts showcases in music hubs like Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Toronto. On October 20th, Monstercat will be hosting its first showcase at the renowned Amsterdam Dance Event, marking the label's first-ever event in Europe.

Their inaugural European party will feature performances from some of EDM's hottest acts and Monstercat favorites including JAUZ, Conro, Feint, Going Quantum, Hush, Rootkit, Snavs and WRLD!

The Monstercat Label ADE Showcase takes place October 20th at the centrally located venue De Balie alongside Run The Trap Nights and Trap Nation. The event is already officially sold out, but limited tickets will be available at the door! For more info, head over to

In honor of the landmark event, had the chance to chat with Monstercat CEO Mike Darlington in an exclusive Twitter Q&A. See what Darlington had to say about about the upcoming showcase as well as how to build a successful independent label and his thoughts on the future of EDM.

Follow on Snapchat and be sure to tune in during ADE week to witness Monstercat's landmark label showcase!

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.


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