Black Coffee, Babes Wodumo and more win Dance Music Awards

2017-10-06 14:27


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DJ Black Coffee (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube)

Johannesburg – 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.

How the awards worked: 

Fans nominated their top five favourites for each award. 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.

The Dance Music Award winners are

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 awards – Sandy Rivera - Kings of Tomorrow