over the summer, i published a piece called “10 montreal street artists you should know,” and, as the title would suggest, it explored the urban art, graffiti, and murals that colour the city, naming a handful of the most talented (and my favourite) artists. the response was pretty incredible – magazines, gallery, art crews, street art collectives, fans, and of course, artists of all kinds read and shared the article. i was so inspired by how much little city readers seemed to thrive off learning about the culture, that i decided to make the piece a regular feature. true to form, it’s taken me about 6 months to actually get on it, but i’m pleased and proud to showcase the next installment, which features 10 montreal music crews you should know. you guys have all heard of piknic/igloofest, pop montreal, osheaga, evenko, i love neon, but what about the little guys? the party throwers, the culture blogs, the magazines, and the record labels? these are the people that fuel this city’s incredible and ever growing music scene, working hard to bring you the best in local and international sound. and they’re pretty much the tits.
for now, this edition centers around electronic music crews…for the sole reason that’s really what i know. i would have loved to include a hip hop crew or an indie collective but i legitimately don’t know any, and before you send me a “let me google that for you” gif, i’ll just say that it proved harder than expected (“montreal indie music collective cool yay” ..wat)
now, before you throw a tantrum and write some sort of nonsensical comment about how such and such crew didn’t get featured, and what the hell is this bullshit list, please bare in mind that because this is my blog, and i do what the fuck i want, this is the list according to me. but i would love to hear your thoughts in the comments, mostly so that i can make a judgemental comment about what you think is cool. just kidding. sort of. here we go!