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First annual Dance Music Awards in SA

Concept initiators Soul Candi have announced the launch of the first annual Dance Music Awards in South Africa.

Created to acknowledge and honour the accomplishments and contributions of South African dance music artists, the Dance Music Awards South African (DMASA) aims to award the hard working, publicly-recognized individuals who are pushing boundaries and driving South Africa’s thriving dance music industry forward.

The winner will be awarded with the SADMA award as an award-winning South African dance music award. Voting and nominations will be made through the official website and social media. Competition will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction, no “panel” will dictate the nominees. The actual awards ‘ceremony’ will also be conducted online, where the winner will be announced in each category.

The evolution of dance music in Southern Africa is nothing short of a phenomenon ‘says conceptualizer Ricardo da Costa and further adds,’ Dance music’s popularity defies race, age and socio-economic dividers so why not celebrate it? DMASA will make a platform for the commercial, underground, black, white, festival, clubs, male & female of the dance music industry to be honored … by the FANS !! ‘

In addition, the DMASA also hopes to stimulate dialogue and create a forum for songwriters, performers and dance music musicians. DMASA – Dance, Dance, Dance, House, Dance, House.


  • Best Male DJ

  • Best Female DJ

  • Best Producer

  • Best Live Act

  • Best Festival

  • Best Music Video (From Dance Artist)

  • Best Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Best Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Best Record Label

  • Compilation of The Year

  • Album of The Year

  • Remix of The Year

  • Best International DJ (who has recently toured or performed in SA)

  • Best International Producer (who has had recent success in the SA market)

  • Best Club of The Year (includes Clubs, Lounges, Bars, etc.)

  • Best House Record of the Year

  • Best Kwaito Record of the Year

  • Best EDM Record of the Year

  • Best of Dance Music Artist:

  • Best Dance Radio Show Award




  • Sign Up

  • Phase 1: List your top 5 per category

  • Automate social sharing of voting procedure.

  • Phase 2: Vote for YOUR FAVORITE from list per category

  • Automate social sharing

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