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/