Montreal Chill Panic is the moniker of a mysterious Trois-Rivières, Québec-based instrumental electronic music producer and artist. Since the project started about 18 months ago, the mysterious Canadian artist and producer has managed to release three albums, last year’s Playing With Time, and this year’s Another Midnight and Journée de travail, all of which have amassed over 350,000 streams on Spotify to date.
Through their three albums, the prolific Canadian artist has established a difficult to pigeonhole sound, which comfortable straddles the boundaries of hip-hop, house, ambient and IDM — with a decidedly lo-fi sound. To celebrate the project’s first year, Montreal Chill Panic released a new composition every day for the 100 days leading up to the project’s anniversary on February 12.
Building upon a growing profile, 2023 looked to be very busy: They had shows planned throughout the year and are currently working on a new album.
But in the meantime, the Canadian artist shared “Day 75” with me. Built around a dusty, lo-fi production featuring wobbling and shimmering synths, plinking and skittering beats “Day 75” is a vibey and moody composition that evokes an autumnal chill.