Montreal at Night!
The latest edition of the Montréal dispatch is here! This week, we look at ten tracks, old and new, from the city's prosperous electronic scene, productions that showcase both the incredible diversity and quality on offer.
With so much talent sprouting from the multicultural metropolis, an attempt at a definitive list would be a futile task but that
hasn't stopped us from highlighting standout cuts ranging from underground techno weapons to hands in the air big room house!
"Ray Bay Vision"
A-trak feat. CyHi Da Prince
Kicking off the list is Alain Macklovitch better known to the world as A-trak. The prestigious turntablist, producer and Fool's Gold chief is a true reflection of the eclectic nature of the Montreal scene. Whether it's hip-hop , house or electro, A-trak always shines as an inimitable talent.
Maher Daniel & Ostrich
Next up are rising Bedrock talent Maher Daniel and current Stereo resident and booker Ostrich. Daniel's prowess behind the ones and twos has deservedly propelled him into the international spotlight. As for Ostrich, not only does Nadir Agha, excel in sculpting the sound of the underground in Montréal, but he's also, like Maher, a dab hand in the studio as 'Haute Couture' displays!
"Kaleidoscope (Kaytranada's Flip)"
Any Top 10 without man of the moment Kaytranada would simply be incomplete! One of the finest talents to emerge from the city in the last two years, his unique electronic blend is justly garnering the young lad plenty of supporters.
Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Quilla
Montreal is not only renowned for its electric underground tastes! The city shines just as brightly in the main room, Sultan & Ned Shepard being an excellent example. Their collaboration with Quilla is one of the stand out Big Room cuts in recent years!
2020 Vision Recordings
With releases on the likes of 2020Vision, Mobilee, Visionquest, Noir and Souvenir, plus an upcoming EP on Turbo Recordings, vocalist and producer Forrest is fast becoming one the key flag bearers in Montréal's electronic next gen.
Arguably the godfather of the city's underground, Tiga has been fostering the up and coming House & Techno talents of Montreal and beyond through his illustrious Turbo Recordings imprint while simultaneous constructing a stellar reputation for a timeless dinger!
London-based duo Anstascia and Vivie-Ann are without doubt one of our finest exports, featuring on globally respected imprints like Kompakt and Get Physical while also keeping it local, releasing with the good guys at Mile End Records!
"After Life After Party"
It wouldn't be just to call Mr Greene a rising talent, the last twelve have seen him firmly establish himself on an international level. This boy crafts some beautiful tunes and, more often than not, he opts for the road less travelled. His 'After Life After Party' runs riot with electronic influences while always displaying the signature quality that has built his reputation.
"What Is House Muzik (Paolo Rocco & Jay London Dub)"
Paolo Rocco & Jay London are leading lights in Montréal's House Music NuSchool, while Rocco has done solo damage on the likes of legendary UK imprint Defected and Nic Fanciulli's Saved, together the pair have rocked Sneak's I'm a House Gangster label and renowned Berlin hotspot Get Physical. With more new music upcoming on Paris' La Vie En Rose, these boys are only getting started. Here are they are on the remix of Acid legend DJ Pierre.
"Youth (Adventure Club Remix)"
Last but not least! You can't mention Montréal without Adventure Club, the production/DJ duo have rocketed to stardom with a massive catalogue of bangers including an unforgettable remix of Foxes' 'Youth'.