Blog August 29, 2018
Black Coffee and Distruction Boyz Dominate Nominations for “Dance Music Awards South Africa”

We’re into the second round of the second Dance Music Awards South Africa. Over the past three weeks, fans of South African dance music have been voting over the Internet for the best DJ, best live act, best gqom record and more, and the top five nominees in these categories were just announced.

Black Coffee, whose heavily international touring schedules means even the more cursory fans may recognize his name, got three nominations this year with Best Male DJ, Best International DJ and Best International Producer. Londie London and her hit “He Goes” is all set to clean up too, as best video and best house record, and the singer is also nominated for “Best Female Vocalist of the Year.”


Durban locals Distruction Boyz, who were featured on "The Gqom Generation of Durban, South Africa" program, landed two nominations for Best Gqom Records – “Madness feat. Tipcee,” the 2017 hit “Omunye”—and were featured on hit track "Dladla Mshunqisiin" the same category.

Voting for the winners of these categories happens via social media or via the DMA South Africa website, and runs until Sept. 19. Winners are announced Sept. 27.

The rest of the nominees are listed below.

Best Male DJ
Black Coffee
KaySoul
Kyle Cassim
Kyle Watson
Shimza


Best Female DJ
Lady Sakhe
Dj Buhle 
DJ Miz-Dee 
SimStar 
Lady Lea

Best Producer
Sir LSG 
Kususa 
Nuno (SEA) 
DJ Prospect 
Funky Qla 


Best Live Act
Black Motion
Goodluck 
DJ Tira
Mi Casa
Goldfish


Best Festival  
Picat's Italian Elegant Experience 
Rock Da Shades
Spring Fiesta
Ultra
H2O

Best Music Video (From Dance Artist)
Londie London - He Goes 
Khubu feat. Ian H - Round n Round 
Rabs Vhafuwi feat. Zak Leigh - I'll Be There 
Jimmy Nevis - Stay in Your Lane
Sun-EL Musician - Sonini feat. Simmy & Lelo Kamau

Best Male Vocalist of the Year
Ziyon 
Apple Gule 
Mr Mo 
Lazarusman 
Langa Mavuso

Best Female Vocalist of the Year
Ms Dippy
Londie London
Sio
Jackie Queens 
Lady Zamar


Best Record Label
House Afrika Records 
Just Move Records 
Ohyea Muziq 
Stay True Sounds 
MudPie Records 


Compilation of The Year
House Afrika Mzansi House Vol.7 
DJ Adee - Son of a Pitch
Stay True Sounds Beat series Vol.1 
Das Kapital Presents Overtime Vol. 2 
Matters Of House - Glen Lewis

Album of The Year
Dwson - Impulsiv 
Da Capo - Indigo Child 
Enosoul - In2Deep Volume 4 
Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World 
Rabs Vhafuwi - Nine Provinces 


Remix of The Year
Hans Seance - Elanora (KaySoul Remix) 
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens - Feel It Now (Kususa Remix) 
Kid Fonque & D-Malice feat. Khensy - Tshamiseka (Dwson Remix)
Babes Wodumo - Wololo (Remix) feat. D'Banj
Afro Warriors feat. Toshi- Uyankenteza (Fka Mash Glitch Dub) 

Best International DJ
Ralf Gum 
Lars Behrenroth 
Black Coffee 
Rocco 
Atjazz 


Best International Producer
Atjazz 
Lars Behrenroth 
deadmau5 
Black Coffee 
Rocco 


Best Club Night / Night Club
Pisto's Lounge (CT)
Truth Night Club 
And Club 
ToyToy
Reset (CT)

Best House Record of the Year
DJ Ganyani Ft. Nomcebo - Emazulwini 
Pierre Johnson - Movin' on 
Dwson - Forbidden (feat. Sio) 
Londie London - He Goes 
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens - Feel It Now 

Best Gqom Record of the Year
Da Fresh x Athie - Formation 
Distruction Boyz- Madness feat. Tipcee
Distruction Boyz - Omunye 
Dladla Mshunqisi Ft Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira - Pakisha 
Babes Wodumo - Ganda Ganda 


Best EDM Record of the Year
Cinimin - You & Me feat. Amy Jones
Mark Stent feat. Basel Grey - On Our Knees 
Das Kapital & Bart B More - Hit the Club [This Ain't Bristol] 
Dean Fuel - Loving Me Wrong 
Cornelius SA feat. Jackie Queens - Feel It Now (Original Mix) 

Best Underground Record of the Year
DJ Funky & DJ Lag - 3 Turns 
Da Fresh x Athie - Formation 
Pierre Johnson & !Sooks - Miles Away 
Da Kruk feat. Lili K & Gaba Cannal - Magic 
Apple Jazz feat. Slaga & Idelan – Amadlozi

Best Dance Radio Show Award
Urban Beat - Metro FM 
5FM Selective Styles with Kid Fonque 
InDasWeTrust (5FM) - Das Kapital 
Kyle Cassim - The Kyle Cassim show, 5FM 
Da Kruk on #ThePlayersClub (YFM) 

 

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