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Thursday saw the winners of the first official Dance Music Awards South Africa being announced at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg, Ekhuruleni. Winners were voted for online by the South African public over the past few weeks. These favourites were recognised at an honouree dinner in their name last night, and attended by winners, their industry peers and selected media.

These awards were initially announced to the media in July 2017, where fans could nominate their top 5 favourites. This was followed by a finalist selection running for the past month online ending last week. The online votes were tallied up by an independent auditing company and the winners announced as below.

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.

Here are the winners:

Best Album

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

Lady Sakhe

Best Female Artists

Lady Zamar

Best Festival

Ultra South Africa

Best House Record

Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories

Best International DJ

Lars Behrenroth

Best Int Producer


Best Kwaito

Babes Wondumo – Wololo

Best Live Act

Black Motion

Best Male Dj

Black Coffee

Best Male Artist


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”

Image credit: On Air Entertainment

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