Both Gritt and Ayalik have deep roots in Yellowknife.
Ayalik, who is Inuit, was born in the city, while Gritt, who’s Oji-Métis, has lived and performed in Yellowknife for years now.
Their sound is often described as unique since it blends two very different styles of music, meshing Ayalik’s traditional Inuit song and dance with soulful blues from Gritt.
Quantum Tangle beat out four other acts to win the award.
With a tour scheduled for Europe, the duo is showing no signs of slowing down. They also plan on dropping another studio album later this year.