Black Coffee, Babes Wodumo and Jullian Gomes walk away with awards at the 2017 DMASAs

Winners of the first official DMASA were announced last night at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg, Ekhuruleni which was attended by winners, their industry peers and selected media.

After much efforts of voting online, South African dance music fans were overwhelmed with joy when their faves walked away victorious at the first annual Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA).

The announcement dinner is the culmination of a process that has been months in the making. The #DMASA were initially announced to the media in July 2017, and fans were invited to nominate their top 5 favourites.

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Finalists were then selected and duked it out online for the past month. Artists like DJ Black Coffee (who won the most), Babes Wodumo and Jullian Gomes walked away with awards.

An additional award ‘Pioneers of House Award’, an award which pays homage and gives recognition to a legendary dance artist was also added to the list of winners.

The 2017 Dance Music Awards South Africa Winners are:

BEST ALBUM

 

Jullian Gomes – Late Dreamer

 

BEST CLUB  / CLUB NIGHT

 

Truth

 

BEST DANCE SHOW

 

The Urban Beat – Metro FM

 

BEST EDM RECORD

 

Das Kapital – Bend It

 

BEST FEMALE DJ

 

Lady Sakhe

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

 

Lady Zamar

BEST FESTIVAL

 

Ultra South Africa

 

BEST HOUSE RECORD

 

Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories

BEST INTERNATIONAL DJ

 

Lars Behrenroth

 

BEST INT PRODUCER

 

Atjazz

 

BEST KWAITO

 

Babes Wondumo – Wololo

 

BEST LIVE ACT

 

Black Motion

 

BEST MALE DJ

 

Black Coffee

 

BEST MALE ARTIST

 

Kaylow

 

BEST VIDEO

 

Bucie Ft Black Motion – Rejoice

 

BEST PRODUCER

 

Black Coffee

BEST RECORD LABEL

 

House Afrika

 

BEST UNDERGROUND RECORD

 

Jazzuelle Ft Lazarusman – Don’t Forget Me

 

COMPILATION OF THE YEAR

 

House Afrika Mzanzi 6

 

REMIX OF THE YEAR

 

Alicia Keys – In Common (Black Coffee Remix)

 

PIONEERS OF HOUSE AWARD

 

Sandy Rivera – “Kings of Tomorrow”

 

Black Coffee was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with three awards.

Picture credit: eNCA

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