This is turning out to be an amazing year for music! Crankdat, the young Ohio based artist has teamed up with Ace Aura for their first ever collaboration “The Feeling” and it is a match made in heaven that perfectly fits the Monstercat sonic aesthetic.

Released on 24 June 2021 on Monstercat, the track combines gritty basses, upbeat synth stabs, and powerful chord stacks to draw listeners right into their world into the high-intensity drop.

Starting off with this awesome warbling takeoff which gives way to some well crafted emotional lyrics the track builds into a classic colour riddim vibe which just exudes good feelings from start to finish. The second drops hits so well in such a dreamy fashion. Perfectly fusing both of their sonic complexities, “The Feeling” is a testament to the musical prowess and range of the versatile producers.

Very excited to finally drop this tune! I wrote this song about me and my girlfriend’s cat – momo – who really hates kisses. This inspired the hook “you don’t have to love me.” Don’t tell him the song is about him, his ego is already too big. Working with Eric (Ace Aura) was really cool. We talked about collaborating and I sent him a demo that I was stuck on and had shelved. He took the track and gave it everything that it needed and added some really cool sounds! He is  a super talented producer and an exceptional sound designer – I’m glad to have made such an awesome record with him!

– Crankdat

Crankdat, the alias of 22-year-old Christian Smith, has made tsunami sized waves in the scene, having played all over the globe from EDC Las Vegas, Wobbleland to Sunset Music Festival. His remixes and originals have seen widespread support from major artists like Marshmello, DJ Snake and The Chainsmokers. Beyond producing and DJing, though, Smith is a true creative. From designing his own artwork to animating and executing his own live show visuals, the Crankdat experience is coming from none other than the creator himself. He is the physical embodiment of what he preaches, having an independent mindset and self-starter mentality that encourages hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Ace Aura, the alias of American bass producer Eric Seall, has also been taking the world by storm. Best known for his heavy, chord-driven take on dubstep, he has received a huge amount of support from the likes of Zomboy, NGHTMRE & SLANDER, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Subtronics, Ookay, 12th Planet, Flux Pavilion and Borgore. Check out our interview with Ace Aura here!

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