Keys N Krates and Pomo take home first JUNO awards at this year’s ceremony
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ annual JUNO Awards are essentially the Grammy Awards for Canadian musicians. Held in Calgary this past weekend, the award ceremony’s 45th edition was dominated by pop titans The Weeknd and Justin Bieber.
Both of the ceremony’s dance music categories — Dance Recording of the Year and Electronic Album of the Year — saw surprising underdog wins. Dim Mak trio Keys N Krates, for instance, beat out Diplo & Sleepy Tom, Borgeous & Lights, and A-Trak for Dance Recording of the Year with their Katy B-assisted single, “Save Me.” For Electronic Album of the Year, Vancouver-based, future soul standout, Pomo, came out victorious with his debut LP, The Other Day, that was released on HW&W/Sony in late 2014. Other nominees in the category included Concubine, AM Static, Discrete, and HUMANS.