Summer is a time for heat, for fun, for vacation, but more than anything, for making long-lasting memories. And that one specific thing that has always defined any summer, is the almighty summer tune. Every year, there's that one number that's blasting all over the place, and now every time you hear it, it's puts a big old smile on your face as you reminisce about your summer vacation. But why choose only one song, when you can choose 5! Whether it's at a club, on the radio, or in your backyard, here are 5 Montreal-made songs that will completely make this summer a memorable one.
Pharrell - Happy (Kaytranada Edition)
Whether you love it or you hate it, Pharrell's Happy, from the movie Despicable Me 2, has been a huge hit for quite some time now. Despite it's constant airplay, it's one of the catchiest and most uplifting tunes in recent pop years. What could possibly make it any better, you might ask. Well how about Montreal's Kaytranada putting a synthed-out hip hop spin on the track, making it into an instant summer-time dancefloor classic.
Adventure Club - Wonder (ANDRU. Remix)
Talk about breaking out on to the scene in furry. Montreal underground producer ANDRU. has been pumping out dark chilled-out tunes that can only be described as andruesque, and has been receiving huge support on his remix of Adventure Club's Wonder. In an age where everyone plus your dog is an electronic producer, this one really stands out with its phased-out vocals keeping you wonder-struck all summer long.
Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't with it)
If you have yet to hear Chromeo's latest hit Jealous, then something is up with your hearing and we suggest you get it checked ASAP! Chromeo has been on top of their game for years now, slaying the electro funk scene, but have made it big with this latest single off their new album, White Women. We're proud to say these funk lords hail from Montreal, but expect to hear this track on an international scale this summer, as it blasts over the speakers literally EVERYWHERE!
Botnek & 3LAU - Vikings
There ain't a solid party summer without a couple of solid house anthems here and there. With Big Room House becoming the real deal, 3LAU teamed up with Montreal's Botnek to put out a festival anthem of their own and it's already gotten support from the likes of Diplo, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Skrillex and more. This is party-ready tune that will shake things up at all the clubs in the coming months.
A-Trak + Milo & Otis - Out The Speakers feat. Rich Kidz
Finally, if you're looking to get your twerk on this summer, Montreal's A-Trak has teamed up with bass conductors Milo & Otis for this festival-ready trap anthem. It's got all the drop you need to keep your booty shaking all the way into the summer of 2015!
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