Rezz just won the Juno Award for Electronic Album of The Year, with her “Mass Manipulation” album. The announcement was made on Rezz’s social media.
The Juno Award for Eletronic Album of the Year is an annual award given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Its first winner was Caribou, back in 2011; and since then, artists like deadmau5, Ryan Hemsworth and Ritchie Hawtin (under his Plastikman alias) have been nominated. Now, on her first nomination, Rezz sweeps the competition under the rug and takes the award home.
Rezz, whose true name is Isabelle Rezazadeh, was born in Ukraine, but moved to Canada at a very young age. She began DJing at the age of 16, but was inspired by a deadmau5 concert to make her own music. In 2015, Rezz started producing and uploading tracks on Soundcloud. She eventually caught the eye of the major record labels, releasing “Insurrection” on OWSLA’S subsidiary. In 2016, Rezz released her first EP on mau5trap called “The Silence is Deafening”. Since then, she has been a mau5trap regular and has grown exponentially as an artist, even amassing a very dedicated and loving fanbase, who even nicknamed her “Space Mom”. She has a new album coming called “Certain Kind of Magic” which is set for a full release on August 3rd.
Rezz is obviously just starting, and will achieve much, much more. We here at Wide Future wish her the best with her future endeavours.