Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA)

Black Coffee scoops three awards at the 2017 DMASAs

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The Dance Music Awards South Africa were created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists.

Black Coffee scooped three awards at the first official Dance Music Awards South Africa (DMASA), held on Thursday evening at a prestigious closed ceremony in Boksburg, Ekhuruleni.

DJ Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, scooped the Best Male DJ, Best Producer and Remix of the Year honours.

Winners were voted for online by the South African public over the past few weeks.

These favourites were recognised at an honouree dinner.

Jullian Gomes walked away with the Best Album Award for Late Dreamer, while Lady Sakhe won for Best Female DJ and Lady Zamar took home the Best Female Artist award.

Director of Soul Candi, Ricardo da Costa, the brain behind the awards, said nominations and voting were driven by fans.

“Fans got an opportunity to vote once per user for their favourite DJ within the respective category. We are over the moon with how the results came through,” he said.

He said they will make a few changes moving forward, as dance music is always evolving and changing.

“We want your feedback moving forward, this evening, it’s all about honouring you guys (musicians). So its an honour for us from Soul Candi to be part of this,” he said.

The awards were created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists – hard working, publicly-recognised individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving South Africa’s thriving dance music industry forward.

Here is the full list of 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 Artist
Lady Zamar

Best Festival
Ultra South Africa

Best House Record
Jullian Gomes – 1000 Memories

Best International DJ
Lars Behrenroth

Best International Producer

Best Kwaito
Babes Wodumo – 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

Source: Destiny Connect

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