DJ Black Coffee. Picture: Supplied

Following the announcement of the second annual official Dance Music Awards South Africa last month, fans took to the internet to vote for the favourites over the past three weeks. 

Voting will be driven strictly by social media and online interaction via the official website, meaning no “panel” will dictate the nominees. With the fully transparent user voted award process, this gives the public the power to choose the award winners.

Last year’s winner Black Coffee takes the lead with three nominations this year with Best Male DJ, Best International DJ and Best International Producer.

Following closely behind are Durban locals Distruction Boyz with two nominations in addition to a track feature. 

This includes two Best GQOM records - Madness ft Tipcee, the 2017 hit Omunye and a feature in hit track Dladla Mshunqisi in the same category.

"With a total of 20 great categories this year, the public response has been phenomenal with almost double the number of votes than last year" says Dance Music Awards South Africa’s rep Kyle Worde. 

"We have already seen a huge increase in social media interaction alone this year. Several of the artists have played a big role in encouraging their fans to vote which adds to their own popularity but also the awards".

Voting closes on the September 19.

The event takes place on Wednesday, September 26, at Birchwood Hotel.

Below is the list of nominations:

Best Male DJ

Black Coffee
Kyle Cassim
Kyle Watson

Best Female DJ

Lady Sakhe
Dj Buhle 
DJ Miz-Dee 
Lady Lea

Best Producer

Sir LSG 
Nuno (SEA) 
DJ Prospect 
Funky Qla 

Best Live Act

Black Motion
DJ Tira
Mi Casa

Best Festival  

Picat's Italian Elegant Experience 
Rock Da Shades
Spring Fiesta

Best Music Video (From Dance Artist)

Londie London - He goes 
Khubu feat. Ian H - Round n Round 
Rabs Vhafuwi FT 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

Apple Gule 
Mr Mo 
Langa Mavuso

Best Female Vocalist of the Year

Ms Dippy
Londie London
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 - 9 Provinces 

Remix of The Year

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

Best International DJ

Ralf Gum 
Lars Behrenroth 
Black Coffee 

Best International Producer

Lars Behrenroth 
Black Coffee 

Best Club Night / Night Club

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

Best House Record of the Year

DJ Ganyani Ft. Nomcebo - Emazulwini 
Pierre Johnson - Movin' on 
Dwson - Forbidden (ft. 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 ft 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 ft. Amy Jones
Mark Stent ft 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 ft. Lili K & Gaba Cannal - Magic 
Apple Jazz ft. 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)