10 Montreal musicians who should be part of your everyday playlist

Feb 23 2021, 3:19 pm

They say that music is the language of the soul, and Montreal musicians are fluent in it.

Our city is home to an incredibly diverse music scene, and the creativity of local artists has given rise to a distinctive Montreal sound.

Our musicians have given us many reasons to be proud: some names like Daniela Andrade and KAYTRANADA now represent the 514 on the international scene, and our local musical talent never ceases to amaze.

Music devotees and bathroom singers alike will always be on the lookout for great new tunes to blend into their daily routine, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 10 Montreal musicians to spice up your everyday playlist.

Milk & Bone

Electro-pop duo Milk & Bone will give you energy and emotion wrapped in soft, feminine tracks. Their smooth sounds are all you need for a chill day-in.


MINOE’s music is the embodiment of female empowerment. Confidence resonates in her vibrant songs that blend her compelling voice within R&B and alt-pop melodies.


If you don’t think you’re a fan of French rap, you haven’t listened to J.A.M. His lyrics are evocative and poignant, yet he manages to throw humour in with his catchy beats.

John Jacob Magistery

Powerful and raw are two words that best describe John Jacob Magistery’s sound. Their soulful indie-folk tunes will perfectly set the mood on those days when you just want to take some time out and de-stress.

Clay and Friends

Are you having a bad day? Not anymore. Clay and Friends’ catchy and uplifting songs invoke the simple joy of living ā€” and they’ll have you bopping all day.


Deep and dreamy is the vibe of KALLITECHNIS’ smooth R&B tracks. Her lyrics inspire a message of self-love and support while sharing her fascination for the human mind.

Zach Zoya

Zach Zoya is a rapper who radiates an undeniable coolness. His music is creative, upbeat, and smooth as butter.

Magi Merlin

Magi Merlin’s songs have the feeling of a calm walk home at sunset. She has a unique and mysterious voice that she blends beautifully into her lo-fi style.


Julyan shares the same sensitive and nostalgic tone as his little brother, acclaimed Quebec singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir. Fans of vintage and pop feels will love his calming acoustic chords.

Nimbus 2k.


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Nimbus 2k. is the producer behind much of the music released by the Montreal alternative hip-hop scene. Stirring beats and captivating rhythms characterize his eclectic style.

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