M for MTL is a highly curated festival experience featuring both local and out of town acts. The four-day event is a platform to discover fresh talent in rock, electronic, and hip-hop, and doubles as a conference with a strong focus on music export opportunities and meeting a who’s who of the international indie music scene.

It’s a model that was appropriated by Sebastian Nasra (Avalanche Productions) and British festival programmer Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape) and it works.

Without further ado here’s our top 3 M for MTL recommendations. Enjoy 🙂

Odesza, Electropop/chill wave/future bass, @Odesza

A surging contra EDM movement… the Seattle duo blend deep house, bass, garage, chill wave and glitch-hop into an occasionally nostalgic but always airy summer soundtrack.

Their music makes you feel as if you’re being teleported into the future that’s nostalgic for the past.” – Noisey

2 nights – Friday/Saturday, November 17-18, 8 PM – 11 PM @ Metropolis 4ever

Louis Futon, Electronic/hip hop/RnB, Philadelphia, @Louisfutonbeats

Tyler Minford, aka Louis Futon, has steadily carved out his own lane in the electronic music scene over the past two years. Simultaneously, he has set his sites beyond the confines of the electronic scene as his productions have reached into the worlds of hip-hop and r&b with artists like Mos Def, Goldlink, G-Eazy, which have resulted in some of his most dynamic work yet.

Friday November 17th @ Metropolis 4ever

Sofi Tukker, House music, New York, @sofitukker

NYC-based acoustic house duo Sofi Tukker, comprised of Sophie Hawley Weld and Tucker Halpern first made waves with the release of their viral world music-tinged dance cut “Drinkee”.  A dance heavy, pop infectious band with jungle infused beats and Brazilian instrumentation.

Opening for Odesza Friday November 17th at MTELUS followed by a DJ set from 10pm-3am @ Newspeak

Get all the M for MTL 2017 details! Check out the M for Montreal 2018 review here.