South Africa Selects Top 5 Nominees For First Annual Dance Music Awards Events, Music The official first annual Dance Music Awards South Africa were announced in July and South Africans were given the opportunity to vote for their favourites. Created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists, the Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) aims to award the hard working, publicly-recognized individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving South Africa’s thriving dance music industry forward. The nominee selection was held entirely online with the Dance Music Awards South Africa managed as an audience-voted award event dedicated to South African dance music. There are 20 categories and there are five nominees in each category. Voting will be made through the official website & social media until the 2nd October. With the fully transparent user voted award process, this gives voters the power to choose the award winners. The competition will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction, no “panel” will dictate the nominees. The winners will be announced at an honorary dinner on the 5th October in Johannesburg. These are the nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa: Smirnoff Best Male DJ Kyle Watson Chunda Munki DJ Shimza Black Coffee Kyle Cassim Smirnoff Best Female DJ Abby Nurock DJ Zinhle Lady Lea SimStar Lady Sakhe Best Producer Jazzuelle Black Coffee Kyle Watson Ryan Murgatroyd Da Capo Best Live Act Goldfish Black Motion Good Luck Pop Art Mi Casa Heineken Best Festival Ultra Spring Fiesta Oppikoppi H20 Rocking the Daisies Best Music Video (From Dance Artist) Prince Kaybee Ft Lady Zamar – Charlotte Strange Loving – Changes TIMO ODV – Dancing Again Bucie Ft Black Motion – Rejoice Da Capo Ft Tresor – Speed of Sound Best Male Vocalist of the Year Kaylow Timo ODV Apple Gule J’Something Lazarusman Smirnoff Best Female Vocalist of the Year Bucie Lady Zamar Tamara Dey Amanda Black Jackie Queens Best Record Label Go Go Music Chutney Records Soulistic Music House Afrika Do It Now Recordings Compilation of The Year House Afrika Mzanzi 6 Fresh House Flava 9 Africa Get Physical Kyle Watson Pres. The Low End Effect Now Dance Smirnoff Album of The Year Good Luck – Nature Within Jullian Gomes – Late Dreamer Timo ODV Origins Jazzuelle – Circles Chunda Munki – Interference Power Play Remix of The Year Tresor- Never Let Me Go (Mobi Dixion Remix) DeMajor feat. Lizwi – Traveller (Kususa & Quetornik Official Remix) Alicia Keys – In Common (Black Coffee Remix) Dj Ganyani ft Laila – Talk To Me (Prince Kaybee Remix) Dj Merlon feat. Black Coffee & Khaya Mthethwa – Reflections (Enoo Napa Remix) Best International DJ Atjazz Lars Behrenrath DJ Snake Dash Berlin Alesso Best International Producer Atjazz The Layabouts Stimming Lars Behrenroth Deadmau5 Heineken Best Club of The Year Origin Truth Electric Circus Shimmy Beach Toy Toy Best House Record of the Year Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories Chunda Munki – Interference Sir Vincent Ft Lauren – Nirvana DJ Thes – Man Kyle Watson – Solace Best Kwaito Record of the Year Distruction Boyz – Madness (ft Tipcee) Killer Kau – Tholukuthi Hey ft Mbali Babes Wondumo – Wololo DJ Gukwa ft Tipcee, Emza & DJ Tira – Amadada OKMALUMKOOLKAT – GQI ft. AMADANDO Best EDM Record of the Year Das Kapital – Bend It Evida – You Gotta Rocca & Martini – Sky Royal K – Vices Keystate – Calling Power Play Best Underground Record of the Year Kat La Kat – Strange Signals Jazzuelle Ft Lazarusman – Don’t Forget Me Floyd Lavine – Masala Strange Loving – Valentino Groove Aero Manyelo – Mooki Best Dance Radio Show Award Kyle Worde – The 411 – Touch HD In Das We Trust – 5FM The Kyle Cassim Show – 5FM The Players Club – Da Kruk – YFM The Urban Beat – Metro FM So, who has kept you dancing all year? Have your say! For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/DMASouthAfrica/ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.