2024 DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR | DVBBS, Jeremih & Sk8 | | The JUNO Awards


Few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with hits like ‘Tsunami’, ‘IDWK’, and ‘Not Going Home’, ‘GOMF’, and ‘Tinted Eyes’. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012 and have racked up an impressive display of collaborations with renowned names from diverse musical backgrounds. From Wiz Khalifa, Blackbear, 24KGoldn, Quinn XCII, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Roy Woods, and YBN Nahmir, DVBBS continue to prove there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. As one of the top live acts in dance music, they have performed across the world’s top festivals including Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival and beyond.


Jeremih quickly rose to fame in 2009 with his Top Ten debut single “Birthday Sex,” a lewd lullaby of sorts that sounded like nothing else at the time, optimizing the R&B artist’s slinking vocals and explicit wordplay. The slow jam effectively launched the Chicago native’s career, one that has been studded with additional and quite different Top Ten hits “Down on Me” and “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” among several more gold and platinum singles. Jeremih (2009), All About You (2010), and Late Nights: The Album (2015), his first three LPs, were similarly awarded, while “Planez,” off the latter, was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance. Since that run, Jeremih has partnered with Ty Dolla $ign for the duo album Mih-Ty (2018), issued a handful of headlining singles, and been a prolific featured collaborator, appearing on tracks spanning pop, rap, and numerous forms of club music well into the 2020s.


At 15, you could find SK8 in his room writing lyrics, and by his sophomore year, you could find him handing out CDs in high school.

The 23-year-old moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska and linked with the venerable Taylor Gang, first breaking into the mainstream with his gold-certified single, “Like That,” with Jack & Jack and opening for revered rap icons like Lil Wayne, 2 Chain and Rae Sremmurd. SK8 began building a dedicated fanbase of dreamers who related to his message of seizing every moment long before his eventual move to LA. Shortly after founding his own imprint,

Alignment, and formally signing a joint venture with Atlantic Records via James McMillan’s ART@WAR, SK8 released his major label debut EP, sk8sounds, which was buttressed by the standout singles “Omme (Feat. Wiz Khalifa),” “XXX” and “Mood (Feat. YK Osiris):” Over a year later, SK8 has turned a new page in his career with his first single of 2021, “Famous (Feat. Tyla Yaweh),” and its associated forthcoming project which finds the rising singer seamlessly blending punk/rock instrumentation with his hip-hop origins, the latest but not last development in SK8’s rapidly evolving artistry.