TORONTO – The Juno Awards are giving clubgoers reason to celebrate with a new category for underground dance single of the year.
Organizers of Canada’s biggest night in music revealed the details Friday as part of the “opening night” Junos show, saying they plan to launch the category in 2022.
Individual master recordings created with electronic equipment as the essential compositional tools and defined by their electronic elements with the characteristic of ‘Underground’ which is defined by and including slow builds, hypnotic and repetitive arrangements that may include vocals, often extended in length, all developed for maximum utility on the dance floor by Club DJs. Music genres and respective subgenres such as (but not limited to) Techno, Underground House, Melodic & Deep Underground House, Organic House, Electro Classic/Detroit/Modern, Underground/Traditional Progressive House & Trance, Underground Drum’n’bass, Dubstep & Bass Music, Minimal House and Techno, Indie Dance & Synthwave, Soul/Funk/Disco, Leftfield, and Afrohouse are eligible for this category.
A 15-person Juno committee led by Hill, co-chair and entertainment lawyer Mark Quail as well as fellow music producers and organizers of various dance music festivals across the country will determine if artists submitting to the category fit the description.
Source: The star