About Ascent Recordings

Founded in 2021, Ascent Recordings is a Tokyo-based melodic dance music label focusing primarily on progressive and uplifting trance.

We release emotive melodies and driving grooves. Rather than focusing on a specific BPM or subgenre-label, we believe in sharing music that triggers our deepest senses of connectedness and energy. Our core musical identity is described in detail on our demos page and is comprised of four main tenets.

  • Melody
  • Drive
  • Journey
  • Depth

You'll find a range of textures and landscapes in our music – from lush forests to alien valleys – but you'll always find the our core values above in every frame.