DEREK\”TheBandit\’s\” Blog

The Life Of A DJ


As technology morphs, so does the world of dance and DEREK“TheBandit” is, yet again
at the forefront taking original music to every corner of the globe.

You know him for his killer sets, you love the impressive number of qualified
and critically acclaimed dance compilations he’s released – now “The Bandit”
is embracing all things digital.

PODCASTING is the future and Derek is there, in association with Blackdot IT SOLUTIONS, he begins broadcasting an hour-long show, ready for download at “The Bandit’s” website  ( from 1 February 2006.

Known as DEREK“TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC, this exciting extension to his already
broad and varied portfolio, he loves the medium, and as “TheBandit” does with everything he touches, intends delivering a show filled with originality, spontaneity and only the very finest in music sourced throughout South Africa. “This is such and extraordinarily exciting time in music and I have been looking for a way to go beyond our borders and my podcasts will do just that.”

With all tracks ‘pod-friendly’, “TheBandit” has secured the rights from each and every
DJ/producer and writer of all that the world will hear when they download the monthly
digital dance experience. “Podcasting is seeing music go back to the underground,”
Derek says. “Technology makes it possible for me to gain access to some of this
country’s freshest talent, which I aim to take into the mainstream and expose it
to as many punters as possible.”

Podcasting offers you the choice on just how you get your dance fix. With bandwidth
becoming less of a problem in South Africa with the fast growing world of ADSL at
home and work, the phenomena is catching on in a big way. It’s recommended that podcast files be downloaded from the fasted possible connection for quick access. Whether you burn your session onto CD for later listening, or moving to your stereo, car or your MP3, the options are there for the picking.

Initially the show will be posted monthly, with the aim and expected popularity to drive
it to become a weekly must-have for all discerning fans of dance. “TheBandit’s” ethos and mantra is: “chase new talent, chase new music and celebrate it with the masses. We so often look outside of our own country to gauge what’s hot, when in reality, so much more is literally busting out of our own backyard, and I will be showcasing as much of that raw talent as I possibly can within the hour.”

With three mixes, one of which will be a chill-out session and full two features, the 60 minutes
will be jam-packed. One of the features is brought to you by South Africa’s leading gaming monthly magazine, NAG (New Age Gaming), added to which motivational speaker Justin Cohen will slip in alongside the decks to share and edify the download diligent. With add-ons and more surprises waiting in the wings, podcasting with “The Bandit” is about to change the way you listen, what you hear and how you hear it.

“It’s great to be able to download and listen when you are ready,” Derek exits.
“Radio is a great medium and I love it – podcasting at the other end of the spectrum
gives the listener the power to play, replay and party when they are up for it, and that’s colossal.”

Bookmark and get the low-down on how to subscribe to what is set to become the next generation of dance dissemination – brought to you by
South Africa’s biggest and best in the business, DEREK“TheBandit”.



What is a podcast?
A podcast is a media file (usually audio) posted on the Internet. It can be a radio show, new music release, monologue or anything else in an MP3 format. Using special ‘podcatching’ software applications called aggregators, you can configure your computer to automatically download podcasts and store them in music programs, such as iTunes.

Why ‘pod’ cast?
The term ‘podcast’ comes from Apple’s iPod MP3 player. You can listen to podcasts on an Apple iPod, of course, but you can also listen to them on virtually any personal computer or mp3 player—but ‘podcast’ is easier to say than ‘MP3cast’.

How do I get started?


Download it from
 I Podder “Jucie”

• Download iPodder software at  , free for the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
• Subscribe to podcasts by using iPodder’s directory under “Podcasts, Categories, Entertainment”. iPodder will download them to your desktop when they become available.
• Listen to the downloaded podcasts on your computer, iPod or any other mp3 player.
This programs supports broken downloads with a resume function.

• If you have the latest version of iTunes (v4.9), you can subscribe to podcasts by choosing ‘Advanced
• Subscribe to Podcast…’ from the menu. Just copy and paste the URL for the feed of your choice.
• You may also go to Podcasts in the iTunes Music Store and search for “SIRIUS” to find all the feeds available from your favourite broadcaster.
• Your selections will be updated and downloaded directly into iTunes – just click Podcasts to listen.
This programs does not support broken downloads.

DTB’s Podcast URL:

January 27, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. From my point of view its pretty cool. coz its give me a chance (a person that lives abroad) to listen to what sa dance scene is like these days…downloading won’t be a broblem im running 8mg line! whoo!. so bring it on!

    Comment by kevin la cock | January 27, 2006 | Reply

  2. Hey Derek,

    This is really cool. I can’t wait to download!!! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! I hope this is huge success!!!!


    Comment by Karmani Pillay | January 31, 2006 | Reply

  3. Hi,

    ok, so the big news isn’t a UK gig, but this is almost just as good! Busy downloading now and can’t wait to listen to it on my tube and bus commute to work tomorrow.

    thanks Derek


    Comment by Paul | January 31, 2006 | Reply

  4. btw, is there a tracklisting available?


    Comment by Paul | January 31, 2006 | Reply

  5. Hi Paul

    Go to click on Podcast you’ll get the show notes there!


    Comment by DEREK"TheBandit" | February 1, 2006 | Reply

  6. Greetings from Westport, CT and the home of Across the Sound – the New Marketing Podcast (

    Just posted about you on my blog, Jaffe Juice ( and will send you an audio promo soon. Here it is:

    Best of luck…you bring back wonderful memories of my life in South Africa and 5FM.

    btw…eager to hear your thoughts on the future of terrestrial radio.

    Joseph Jaffe

    Comment by Joseph Jaffe | February 1, 2006 | Reply

  7. derek – you are such a dick, give it up, you were always a loser and if you now want to be a loser online, we’ll be the 1st to tell you it, on your own stupid blog.

    Comment by magum | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  8. Hey Magnum – Thanks for your post! I suggest you move along and don’t waste your time and mine!

    Comment by Derek | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  9. Hey dtab.

    I see you are still 18 months behind the times.

    Podcast’s are so last year


    Comment by db | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  10. having fun jumping on the bandwagon? by the way, what does this mean?

    “With all tracks ‘pod-friendly’, “TheBandit” has secured the rights from each and every DJ/producer and writer of all that the world will hear when they download the monthly digital dance experience”

    did your daughter write this post? oh! one last question, is it true that you label all your records with it’s bpm?

    Comment by warren | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  11. Hey derek

    Damn I never knew there were so many wankers out there that read this blog. Obviously they lead some sad lives.

    But then it again you cant please everyone can you now.

    Cheers my boy…looking forward to next podcast…yeee haaaa!!!

    Comment by Coach | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  12. ahaha. i can just see derek stumbling over that pile of uplifting trance records as he furtively tries to install the ‘wordpress comment moderater’ module. ahahahahahahahahaha.

    Comment by magnum | February 2, 2006 | Reply

  13. Hi Derek,

    You are the best and don’t let stupid monkeys tell you otherwise!!! Your fans are always glad to hear about and from you!! We’ve tried dowloading, can you tell me how long is it supposed to take? or do you perhaps know of a forum where we can find help to download faster?

    Take care,
    Kumesh and Karmani

    Comment by Karmani Pillay | February 3, 2006 | Reply

  14. That would depends on ur connection speed and the site’s bandwith (which is not alot!) i can download up to 814kbs. And it also took me some time to download the first podcast, fastest i got out of it was 9kbs!(a forum section on Dtb’s website would be cool) Anyways nice show DTB! Respect! For still trying and finding ways to spread Electronic music! Its hurts me to see how sa radio doesn’t support our local dance scene and dj’s. Just look how Radio 1(UK) support theire dj’s!!

    Comment by kevin la cock | February 4, 2006 | Reply

  15. Hey derek if ur intrested i can upload ur podcast to yousendit and post the link here. downloading speeds between 100-700kbs. that would make some people’s life easier

    Comment by kevin la cock | February 4, 2006 | Reply

  16. Hey Derick

    Appreciate everything you are doing for your fans. Your blog is cool and the podcasts are a great idea. Keep it up.

    Comment by Paul | February 4, 2006 | Reply

  17. Hi Derek

    The podcast was really wicked, one issue though, we have to wait a whole month for the next show.
    Great stuff, it’s good to have listened to home-grown talent out there.

    Best of luck and keep on keeping on.


    Comment by Kumesh | February 5, 2006 | Reply

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