Montreal is a pool of talents. The city has immersed itself with the current world trends and we’re now finally seeing a heavy drift in its musical creations. Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and even Tokyo have influenced Montreal positively as we’re now discovering artists from all over town going up the ladder.
Let’s check out together the talents that make our city so musically interesting:
1. Milk & Bone
Currently on an European tour, Milk & Bone has grown its audience tremendously in the last year. With a unique style of electropop, these two montrealers are a must-listen !
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/milk-bone
Da-P, an extremely talented producer from Laval, is signed to Soulection in Los Angeles. Well known for his intense drops, Da-P is also an experienced DJ !
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/dapdabeatx
KAYTRANADA, once known as Kaytradamus is now a part of the higher ranks of the music industry. With over 250 000 fans only on Facebook, his newest album 99.9% is an international hit.
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/kaytranada
4. The Posterz
The Posterz is a group of three very talented rappers. Only a few weeks ago they sold out their first home town show with an attendance of over 600 people: an amazing achievement for a local artist in its hometown.
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/thepost3rz
5. CJ Flemings
A necessary mention in this list as CJ just opened two weeks ago for the man SchoolBoy Q himself at the MURAL festival, in front of thousands and thousands of Montrealers. Known for his ability to move a crowd, CJ is on the rise to be a top notch rapper in the music industry!
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/cjflemings
6. K Goon
Rumors say K Goon’s hit 100 Bandz got him a record deal with N.O.R.E, a huge artist from the US. Just a couple weeks ago during MURAL festival, the young rapper was brought out by the owner of Fools Gold Records himself, A-Trak, to perform 100 Bandz in front of thousands of fans.
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXeoOESkj-Y
Currently performing around Europe (just like Milk & Bone!) Chocolat is an indie band full of colors & full of talents. Their most recent performance in Montreal at Les Nuits Chromatic was pure bliss!
Listen Here: http://chocolatmtl.bandcamp.com/
8. Jason Shay
The newest addition to Montreal’s music scene has finally released his first EP! Rude Awakening is a masterpiece and was propulsed by one of the biggest hip hop/music platforms on the net, MONTREALITY!
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_lSloUsn20
It’s the perfect moment to include Montreal’s very own top notch R&B singer! Vyn just released its new single Caught in Your Love and you absolutely need to listen to it.
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaREUIueo
After releasing her track LISA with the one and only 2 CHAINZ, Montreal’s Naadeii is taking her place in the industry and is definitely someone to look at for in the next years.
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKcsujpek5s
The young producer from Montreal is a soundcloud sensation with beats of over 100 000 views. The artist has already a strong fan base of over 8000 soundcloud users. His melodies are next level and will take you to vibes you’d never even knew existed.
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/jamvvis
12. Alaclair Ensemble
Montreal is a multicultural city and it is important to highlight la creme de la creme of its french scene. Alaclair Ensemble has been together for years and slays it release after release. They create music that will surprise your ears, but take the time to adapt and enjoy!
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta3Qgxw_Dhw
13. Eager Dance
Eager Dance is a young indie band. Their last performance in Montreal at Le Divan Orange made positive impressions to the local music scene and many await their newest single. A must-listen!
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/eagerdance
Signed with “Fool’s Gold Records”, Shash’U DJs everywhere in the city and produces for many amazing artists in Quebec. An overall very talented individual, we’re excited to see his growth in the industry!
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Pw5trVhx8
15. Ryan Playground
Ryan Playground, protégée of the local creative agency SaintWoods, is a producer, DJ, singer and model! Woman of many talents, she is to watch out in the next years as we are desperately awaiting for her next releases. She is known to work very closely with the already famous Ryan Hemsworth !
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan_playground