The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 28 August 2018

The nominees for the Dance Music Awards South Africa are out

Your votes have spoken and here are the nominees

South African dance music fans have made their voices heard and nominated their favourite artists for the second annual Dance Music Awards. The fairly young awards ceremony has had no difficulties getting Mzansi’s dance music fans to participate. The nominating process was finalised on the 22nd of August. “With a total of 20 great categories this year, the public response has been phenomenal with almost double the number of votes than last year,” says Dance Music Awards South Africa’s rep Kyle Worde.

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The voting for each award category will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction on the Dance Music Awards official website, this means that no “panel” will decide on the winners. The public has been given the power to choose their winners.

Last year’s big winner, Black Coffee, leads this year’s nominees with three nominations. He is followed closely by the current kings of gqom, Distruction Boyz, with two nominations.

Voting closes on the 19th of September. You can vote for your favourite here. The awards ceremony will also be conducted online on the Dance Music Awards website, where the winners for each category will be announced..

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Male DJ

Black Coffee
Kyle Cassim
Kyle Watson

Best Female DJ

Lady Sakhe
Dj Buhle
DJ Miz-Dee
Lady Lea

Best Producer

Nuno (SEA)
DJ Prospect
Funky Qla

Best Live Act

Black Motion
DJ Tira
Mi Casa

Best Festival

Picat’s Italian Elegant Experience
Rock Da Shades
Spring Fiesta


Best Music Video (From Dance Artist)

Londie London – He goes
Khubu feat. Ian H – Round n Round
Rabs Vhafuwi FT Zak Leigh – I’ll Be There
Jimmy Nevis – Stay in your lane
Sun-EL Musician – Sonini feat. Simmy & Lelo Kamau


Best Male Vocalist of the Year

Apple Gule
Mr Mo
Langa Mavuso


Best Female Vocalist of the Year

Ms Dippy
Londie London
Jackie Queens
Lady Zamar


Best Record Label

House Afrika Records
Just Move Records
Ohyea Muziq
Stay True Sounds
MudPie Records


Compilation of The Year

House Afrika Mzansi House Vol.7
DJ Adee – Son of a Pitch
Stay True Sounds Beat series Vol.1
Das Kapital Presents Overtime Vol. 2
Matters Of House – Glen Lewis

Album of The Year

Dwson – Impulsiv
Da Capo – Indigo Child
Enosoul – In2Deep Volume 4
Sun-El Musician – Africa To The World
Rabs Vhafuwi – 9 Provinces


Remix of The Year

Hans Seance – Elanora (KaySoul Remix)
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens – Feel It Now (Kususa Remix)
Kid Fonque & D-Malice ft. Khensy – Tshamiseka (Dwson Remix)
Babes Wodumo – Wololo (Remix) ft. D’Banj
Afro Warriors ft Toshi- Uyankenteza (Fka Mash Glitch Dub)


Best International DJ

Ralf Gum
Lars Behrenroth
Black Coffee


Best International Producer

Lars Behrenroth
Black Coffee


Best Club Night / Night Club

Pisto’s Lounge (CT)
Truth Night Club
And Club
Reset (CT)


Best House Record of the Year

DJ Ganyani Ft. Nomcebo – Emazulwini
Pierre Johnson – Movin’ on
Dwson – Forbidden (ft. Sio)
Londie London – He Goes
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens – Feel It Now


Best Gqom Record of the Year

Da Fresh x Athie – Formation
Distruction Boyz- Madness ft Tipcee
Distruction Boyz – Omunye
Dladla Mshunqisi Ft Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira – Pakisha
Babes Wodumo – Ganda Ganda


Best EDM Record of the Year

Cinimin – You & Me ft. Amy Jones
Mark Stent ft Basel Grey – On our Knees
Das Kapital & Bart B More – Hit The Club [This Ain’t Bristol]
Dean Fuel – Loving Me Wrong
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens – Feel It Now (Original Mix)


Best Underground Record of the Year

DJ Funky & DJ Lag – 3 Turns
Da Fresh x Athie – Formation
Pierre Johnson & !Sooks – Miles Away
Da Kruk ft. Lili K & Gaba Cannal – Magic
Apple Jazz ft. Slaga & Idelan – Amadlozi


Best Dance Radio Show Award

Urban Beat – Metro FM
5FM Selective Styles with Kid Fonque
InDasWeTrust (5FM) – Das Kapital
Kyle Cassim – The Kyle Cassim show, 5FM
Da Kruk on #ThePlayersClub (YFM)