News | EDMbiz Announces 2015 Panels & Speakers Featuring Pasquale Rotella, James Barton, and More

Posted by on June 1, 2015


Since its inception in 2012, the EDMbiz Conference & Expo has led the charge for both industry executives and hopefuls, as it’s one of the largest gatherings of the entire dance music ecosystem, from influential power players, to international artists, to aspiring industry hopefuls. Taking place June 16-18, EDMbiz offers three days of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, as industry leaders like Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac, and Mike Darlington, CEO of Monstercat, come together to discuss dance music and its current happenings. In addition to two brand new contests, the Insomniac-hosted conference has announced the first phase of their programming, including panels, keynote sessions, and speakers. Badges to EDMbiz 2015 are still available, and you can register for one here.


Bass | Varien Takes Us Into A Multi-Layered Bass Abyss With New Single “Aether and Light”

Posted by on May 29, 2015

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Varien, one of Monstercat’s serial returning bass renegades, is not afraid to switch up his style during his exploration of finding his niche sound. Feeling comfortable in the sphere of bass heavy productions, the Tampa-based producer releases his latest depth-dropping single “Aether and Light.” A contrast is strung throughout as Varien starts off with a Middle Eastern-tinged, bright refrain that he then builds into a stabbing, snarling drop that is one part dubstep and one part something else. Another truly unique output from Varien, you can grab your copy of “Aether and Light” here via Monstercat.

Trance | TRIVECTA blends genres on his new track “Evaporate”

Posted by on May 9, 2015

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Monstercat is known for supporting producers who aren’t afraid to do something different, and this time is no different with Trivecta’s newest track, “Evaporate”. In addition to Aloma Steele’s incredible vocals, we see hints of trance, progressive house, bass, and even dubstep – all combining to form something that can simply be described in two words: Good. Music. See for yourself, check out the track and support Monstercat and Trivecta on iTunes.

Buy: Trivecta – Evaporate (ft. Aloma Steele)


Trap | Look “Beyond the Surface” of Varien’s Newest Track

Posted by on April 9, 2015

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Florida-based producer, Varien, has delivered a brand new track as a free download, setting the stage for the release of his debut artist album later this year. With vocals from Aloma Steele, “Beyond the Surface” is emotional and deep, revealing a side previously unseen from the dubstep producer. Layering futuristic drum patterns with saxophone riffs and Steele’s ethereal vocals, Varien’s talent in sound design is clear. “Beyond the Surface” showcases an evolution in Varien’s sound, as he gives a glimpse into a more chilled-out, future direction his music is taking. Stream “Beyond the Surface” above and snag the free download below.

Free Download: Varien – Beyond the Surface.