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Discovering local Montreal musicians is a task easier said than done. Heading to a venue for a show requires traveling in the cold (and is a gamble as the artist may not be too good) while music streaming services are over-saturated with top 40 tunes and remixes. So we've done the work for you, and created a playlist of Montreal's hottest musicians.
We tried to include artists from the wide spectrum of Montreal's music scene, from hip-hop to rock, and include producers who have collaborated in Montreal music festivals like Piknic and Igloofest. You may have heard of these artists/songs already, you may have no clue who they are, but either way, they deserve a listen.
Big local names like Kaytranada, who has just exploded onto the international scene, to Robert Robert, who will be rocking out at Igloofest this year, to Frase, a solid representative of Montreal's electro/techno/bassmusic scene are all on the playlist. While all varying in musical style, one thing they all have in common is being homegrown musicians who simply kill it.
Listen up to our curated playlist of Montreal artists you need to listen to below, and feel free to let us know who you think is missing or would make your Montreal-music scene playlist. Many thanks to Louis-Etienne Dionne for creating this magical mix of Montreal music for us.