The very first Dance Music Awards took place in Boksburg, Ekhuruleni last night and celebrated the very best of African dance music. Winners were voted for online by the South African public over the past few weeks and, unsurprisingly, Black Coffee stole the show with three awards. Black Motion and Julian Gomes followed suit with two awards last night. The event proved that South African dance music is at the best place it’s ever been and it’s made us excited to see where the genre heads over the next year.

Here is the full list of winners:

BEST ALBUM

Jullian Gomes – Late Dreamer

BEST CLUB  / CLUB NIGHT

Truth

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

Atjazz

BEST KWAITO

Babes Wondumo – Wololo

BEST LIVE ACT

Black Motion

BEST MALE DJ

Black Coffee

BEST MALE ARTIST 

Kaylow

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”

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