Jay Dufour, Toronto-based engineer and mixer, is know for his relentless work ethic, remarkable creativity, and radio-ready mixes. His 2022 wrapped up strong with three songs in the Top Ten on Amazon’s Best of Canadian Country year-end list: The Reklaws‘ “11 Beers (feat. Jake Owens),” James Barker Band‘s “Wastin’ Whiskey,” and Dean Brody‘s “Where’d You Learn To Do That“.
Jay is proud to have 7 Juno Awards for Charmaine’s “Bold” as Rap Single of the Year (2022), Monowhales as Breakthrough Group of the Year (2022), July Talk‘s Alternative Album of the Year Pray For It (2021), Donovan Woods‘ Both Ways as Best Contemporary Roots Album (2019), Recording Engineer of the Year (2017) and July Talk’s Touch as Best Alternative Album (2017), and Protest The Hero‘s Volition for Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year (2014). To date, Jay has mixed 13 Billboard #1 singles, received 26 Juno Award nominations (including 7 wins) and worked on 34 CCMA nominated projects (including 5 wins.) Jay has also been nominated 5 times for ‘Recording Engineer of the Year’ at the Juno Awards and won in 2017 for his work with Juno Award winning rock band ‘July Talk.’