South Africa Selects Top 5 Nominees For First Annual Dance Music Awards

Following the announcement of the first annual official Dance Music Awards South Africa this past July, South African fans took to the internet to vote for the favourites for the past six weeks.

With the closing date for submissions closing this past Friday, the top final nominees in each category can finally be announced today. 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.

This will be followed by public voting which will be made through the official website & social media until the 2nd October. With the fully transparent user voted award process, this gives the public the power to choose the award winners. 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.

 

AND THE DANCE MUSIC AWARDS SOUTH AFRICAN NOMINEES ARE:

 

BEST ALBUM

Chunda Munki – Interference

Jazzuelle – Circles

Jullian Gomes – Late Dreamer

Timo ODV Origins

Good Luck – Nature Within

 

BEST CLUB  / CLUB NIGHT

Origin

Electric Circus

Truth

Toy Toy

Shimmy Beach

 

BEST DANCE SHOW

Das Kapital presents In Das We Trust – 5FM

The Kyle Cassim Show – 5FM

The Players Club – Da Kruk – YFM

The Urban Beat – Metro FM

Kyle Worde – The 411 – Touch HD

 

BEST EDM RECORD

Das Kapital – Bend It

Rocca & Martini – Sky

Royal K – Vices

Keystate – Calling

Evida – You Gotta

 

BEST FEMALE DJ

Abby Nurock

DJ Zinhle

Lady Lea

SimStar

Lady Sakhe

 

BEST FEMALE ARTISTS

Lady Zamar

Tamara Dey

Amanda Black

Bucie

Jackie Queens

 

BEST FESTIVAL

Ultra

Spring Fiesta

Oppikoppi

Rocking the Dasies

H20

 

BEST HOUSE RECORD

Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories

Chunda Munki – Interference

Kyle Watson ft Apple Gule – Solace

Sir Vincent Ft Lauren – Nirvana

DJ Thes-Man feat. Miss Patty – Moved On

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL DJ

Atjazz

Lars Behrenroth

DJ Snake

Dash Berlin

Alesso

 

BEST INT PRODUCER

The Layabouts

Stimming

Lars Behrenroth

Deadmau5

Atjazz

 

BEST KWAITO

Babes Wondumo – Wololo

OKMALUMKOOLKAT – GQI ft. AMADANDO

Killer Kau – Tholukuthi Hey ft. Mbali

DJ Gukwa ft Tipcee, Emza & DJ Tira – Amadada

Distruction Boyz – Madness (ft Tipcee)

 

BEST LIVE ACT

Black Motion

Good Luck

Pop Art

Mi Casa

Goldfish

 

BEST MALE DJ

Black Coffee

Kyle Cassim

Chunda Munki

Shimza

Kyle Watson

 

BEST MALE ARTIST

Apple Gule

Lazarusman

Timo ODV

Kaylow

J’Something

 

BEST VIDEO

TIMO ODV – Dancing Again

Bucie Ft Black Motion – Rejoice

Da Capo Ft Tresor – Speed of Sound

Prince Kaybee Ft Lady Zamar – Charlotte

Strange Loving – Changes

 

BEST PRODUCER

Black Coffee

Da Capo

Kyle Watson

Ryan Murgatroyd

Jazzuelle

 

BEST RECORD LABEL

Do It Now Recordings

House Afrika

Soulistic Music

Chutney Records

Go Go Music

 

BEST UNDERGROUND RECORD

Kat La Kat – Strange Signals

Jazzuelle Ft Lazarusman – Don’t Forget Me

Floyd Lavine – Masala

Strange Loving – Valentino Groove

Aero Manyelo – Mooki

 

COMPILATION OF THE YEAR

House Afrika Mzanzi 6

Fresh House Flava 9

Now Dance

Africa Get Physical

Kyle Watson Pres. The Low End Effect

 

REMIX OF THE YEAR

Tresor- Never Let Me Go (Mobi Dixion Remix)

DeMajor feat. Lizwi – Traveller (Kususa & Quetornik Official Remix)

Dj Merlon feat. Black Coffee & Khaya Mthethwa – Reflections (Enoo Napa Remix)

Dj Ganyani ft Laila – Talk To Me (Prince Kaybee Remix)

Alicia Keys – In Common (Black Coffee Remix)

 

For more information and to vote, check www.dmasa.co.za and stay glued to our social media handles.