Monstercat Silk Debuts with Shingo Nakamura Single

Monstercat Silk

Through the acquisition of Silk Music, Monstercat expands its offerings as Monstercat Silk joins the family with Instinct and Uncaged.

Since its inception, Monstercat has always had an eye at being a multi-genre, something for everyone, imprint in the scene. During this time they’ve expanded their own brands, Instinct and Uncaged, while also partnering with a number of other brands to support that mission. Today they’ve announced the acquisition of Silk Music to further grow their range of genres further with the launch of Monstercat Silk.

Over the years, Silk Music stayed true to its mantra of “Emotions Into Sound” by delivering some truly captivating releases that sweep listeners off their feet. Monstercat Silk has no intention of changing that direction, and they have a lot planned for the future, assuring that the Silk team won’t take their foot off the gas.

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.

Monstercat Co-Founder & CEO, Mike Darlington

The acquisition will increase the Monstercat release schedule to six per week spread among the three imprints. Longtime fans will rejoice in hearing that there are several big releases already scheduled including Kaskade, Vintage & Morelli, A.M.R., Arielle Maren, and PROFF. But to celebrate the launch of Monstercat Silk, Tokyo-based producer Shingo Nakamura makes his return to (Monstercat) Silk with his new single, “Glow“.

I have always admired Monstercat’s focus on artistic excellence and organic community-building, as well as their success in cultivating a unique global network of industry partners. As Monstercat Silk, our mission is to deepen and diversify Monstercat’s existing musical offerings with a wider range of electronic subgenres. 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 larger community of global fans, and we can’t wait for you to hear the musical surprises we have in store in the months ahead. 

Jacob Henry, Label Director of Monstercat Silk

Nakamura is no stranger to Silk and this marks a return after more than a year since his last release on the label. True to form, “Glow” is a driving, yet relaxed progressive track that walks the fine line between uplifting and chill. Nakamura has a unique way of driving beats through his melodic synths rather than bass and kicks. It keeps the listener moving forward in a beautifully soft way as if being carried along by clouds rather than pushed towards a conclusion.

Take a listen to the tune below, stream or purchase “Glow” on your favorite platform, and stay tuned for more from Monstercat Silk by following them on social media!

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Jared, aka JSkolie, was introduced to electronic music in the 1990’s by way of Orbital. He raved in parks and fields in South Florida where the entirety of the production was a DJ in a box truck. Now living in NYC, he attended his first Above & Beyond show in 2016 and his life has never been the same. Jared has been energized by the Trance community and its PLUR ethos. He is a supporter of harm reduction and is a DanceSafe volunteer. Jared enjoys endurance events and has danced for 12-hours straight while often recovering from raves with bike rides just as long. Or longer.

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