New products in the shop!


Need to lug around all your flip-flops, munchies, vinyl and/or cassettes? Summer Cool and ASL Singles Club tote bags are now available and are perfect for everyone just like you!


Alongside the special “Wrong Number” totes, we have launched a new collection in our distro webshop for our pals at ASL Singles Club, now stocked with fresh vinyl re-presses of Prison Garde’s Forts and Project Pablo’s Hybridity Music release Utensils.



Magic Island – “Wasted Dawn”

Magic Island’s title track “Wasted Dawn” from her upcoming release premiered on The FADER last week. Wasted Dawn EP will be out February 3rd, 2015 on 12″ vinyl via Mansions and Millions.

Follow it up here! 

WEIJIA Magazine No.3

Very excited for the Montreal launch of Weijia Magazine’s third issue this Thursday at Datcha.
Pat Jordache will be playing live, along with Project Pablo, Rollie and Wilcox DJing.


Pre-order & more info on issue no. 3 here




NONI WO – ‘Specter’

One afternoon in early September, the NONI WO crew came through the Arbutus Records HQ to dance. After hours of filming, we snacked on grapes, butter chicken pizza and chatted.

You can still get one of the few remaining U S B E P’s here:


Mr. Chill x Summer Cool Mix №6

Mr. Chill is a producer/pal that recently came to Montreal from Vancouver and is a patron of the party vessel that is ASL Singles Club. That very label is putting out some very chill and nice shit including Project Pablo, Wolfey, Prison Garde, etc.

We suggested he should whip up a mix – Enjoy

Mr. Chill x Summer Cool Mix 006 by Summer Cool Music on Mixcloud


Cover & ASL Design by Devin White

Gucchi Babe x The Editorial Magazine

Gucchi Babe put this together for our beautiful friends at The Editorial Magazine a lil while back. Slow down, sip & enjoy : ]

- All measurements in millimetres.
- Content has been snipped and sipped.
- Please refrain from designing chairs.

~ Gucchi Babe

Featuring: Ramzi, Arjun Ram Srivatsa, Lil Noid, Vangelis Katsoulis, A.R.T. Wilson / Andras Fox, DJ Rashad, D’eon, Gucchi Babe, Kane West, D. Tiffany, Beanie Man, DJ Haus


Vesuvio Solo – “Avion”

From the record Favors.

Video directed by Jesse Anthony.

Released October 2014 on Banko Gotiti Records (NA)
& Atelier Ciseaux (EU/WORLD).

Tape Orders:

Summer Cool Distibution (NA) // HERE
Atelier Ciseaux (EU/WORLD) // THERE
Digital Download // EVERYWHERE

NONI WO – “Sunlight”

On October 24th 2014, The United States of America opened its borders to allow NONI WO in for a single show.
Here is everything else that happened.

Mostly eating / And drinking, as much / And hanging out with pals / There is a dog / Mason is there too / Bennett wears many wigs / Rory ponders the fundamental requirements of a luxurious foundation / Jeremy eats chips / Marilis makes calls / Elijah documents (and edits)

An enormous thank you to Phoebe & friends


11/11 – Casa del Popolo
w/ Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa + Vesuvio Solo

11/16 – CLUB MIXTE Lounge
w/ Karneef & Ryan Power

11/20 – Bar Le Ritz PDB
w/ TBA (V. exciting)

for the Banko Gotiti showcase w/ Vesuvio Solo, Pat Jordache, and The Group Sound

track: ‘Sunlight’ – NONI WO

U S B E P out now on Banko Gotiti
Order via Summer Cool :
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Press worldwide:

Two Horses x Banko Gotiti x Summer Cool OFF-POP Showcase

Pop Montreal came to an end last Sunday and despite the rain, we were able to continue with our Guez Roast thanks to the wonderful folks at Two Horses.
Tacking on an extra six groups originally set to play the Banko Gotiti & Summer Cool BBQ, we pulled off a beautiful afternoon show with a total of nine artists, two DJs, six extra large pizzas, a whole lot of BVM and infinite good vibes.

Thanks to everyone who came, was involved and we will see you next time!

She-Devils / Inside Touch / Pat Jordache / Freak Heat Waves / Ramzi / Alex Calder / NONI WO / Vesuvio Solo / Bataille Solaire & our sick DJs Cadence Weapon + Young Baby – you are all so sweet. 

Check out these pics courtesy of Ming Wu of PhotogMusic



Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

Alex Calder

Alex Calder



Vesuvio Solo

Vesuvio Solo

Pat Jordache

Pat Jordache


Announcing: BANKO GOTITI

We are excited to welcome a new presence on the scene, a group of friends and artists who have started a Montreal-based label by the name of Banko Gotiti Records.

They are named after a small co-op weigh station in Southern Ethiopia where farmers bring their crop for processing and distribution. The label was founded on the same idea: exporting the output of a fertile community to a global audience.

Banko Gotiti currently represents four artists: NONI WO, Vesuvio Solo, The Group Sound and Pat Jordache.

After much preparation, the fellows at Banko Gotiti are excited to share four records with the world, which are ready for release this fall in partnership with us, Summer Cool Distribution. All four physical releases will be available via our webstore and we look forward to working with them and help building this community!

Listen to some Banko singles:

NONI WO – ‘solarstorm’ from U S B E P

VESUVIO SOLO – ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ from Favours 

THE GROUP SOUND – ‘COLD WORLD’ from Romantic Notions