Just as Seattle has Decibel*, Montreal has Mutek, the International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music, which runs from May 30 - June 3, 2012.
This year's line-up includes Apparat Band and Shackleton. Swedish duo Roll the Dice, whom I wrote about earlier this year, are also part of Mutek's 13th edition.
To pay tribute to their host country, Malcolm Pardon and Peder Mannerfelt have compiled a moody mixtape of Canadian cuts—some electronic (Plastikman) and some not (Joni Mitchell). Check it out here. I found the segue between Paul Anka ("Autumn Leaves") and Tim Hecker ("The Piano Drop") particularly moving.
* Decibel runs September 26-30, and also features Biosphere, Fennesz, and Robert Henke.