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.
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:
Jullian Gomes – Late Dreamer
BEST CLUB / CLUB NIGHT
BEST DANCE SHOW
The Urban Beat – Metro FM
BEST EDM RECORD
Das Kapital – Bend It
BEST FEMALE DJ
BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Ultra South Africa
BEST HOUSE RECORD
Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories
BEST INTERNATIONAL DJ
BEST INT PRODUCER
Babes Wondumo – Wololo
BEST LIVE ACT
BEST MALE DJ
BEST MALE ARTIST
Bucie Ft Black Motion – Rejoice
BEST RECORD LABEL
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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