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After a delay of two months! It's finally here! The last in the series!


PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release


DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson is, without question, a force and an institution when it comes to all things dance. Over the past decade his passion and commitment to the genre has opened the ears and eyes of mainstream South Africa to just what beats can do for you if you take the time to be beaten.

DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson took World Of Dance and turned it into something like a phenomenon for more than a decade. World Of Dance – The Classics documents and celebrates all it achieved both on and off the dance floor.

The World Of Dance compilation series has, over the years, evolved to encompass an entire series of classic albums; all filled to overflowing with the best that Derek was able lay his hands on. What you heard on his show, most often made it onto one of the many compilations he compiled over the years.

As the quintessential collectors item, World Of Dance – The Classics signals the end and celebration of an era many thousands of punters will hold dear. Each track represents a memory. Each track, 14 on disc one and 16 on disc two, all dictated in order of increasing beats, never mind popularity.

Sony Ericsson South Africa has partnered with DEREK”TheBandit to take this music experience even further with the W810i Walkman® offering. “The World of Dance CD launch and club tour is an ideal platform for demonstrating the Sony Ericsson mobile music experience”, says Samantha Naidoo, Channel Marketing Manager of Sony Ericsson Southern Africa. “Our Walkman® range has revolutionalised the mobile music experience globally and with the W810i consumers can now take their listening pleasure to another level”.

Herewith then, the ultimate and consummate track listing:

1.    Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro (Original Club Mix)
2.    Spiller – Groovejet (Spiller’s Extended Vocal Mix)
3.    Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix)
4.    Shapeshifters – Lolas Theme (Extended Vocal Mix)
5.    J-Reverse VS Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me (J Reverse 2005 Remix Extended)
6.    Room 5 – Make Luv (Extended Version)
7.    Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (Jaxx Club Mix)
8.    Eric Prydz – Call On Me (Eric Prydz VS Retarded Funk Mix)
9.    Deep Swing – In The Music (Original Mix)
10.    Armand Van Helden – My My My (Re-edit)
11.    Michael Gray – The Weekend (Extended Vocal Mix)
12.    The Beginerz – Reckless Girl (Original Mix)
13.    Tom Novy – Your Body (Original Mix)
14.    Sono – Keep Control (Hydrogen Rockers Vocal Mix)

1.    Olive – You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts Cloud 10 Mix)
2.    Da Hool – Meet Her At The Love Parade
3.    Miss Jane – It's A Fine Day (ATB Club Mix)
4.    Warp Brothers – Blade (200 Degress Club Mix)
5.    ATB – 9PM Til I Come (Signum Mix)
6.    Lock'N'Load – Blow Ya Mind (Club Caviar Remix)
7.    Southside Spinners – Luvstruck (Original Mix)
8.    Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Club Mix)
9.    4 Strings – Take Me Away (Into The Night)
10.    Paul Van Dyk – Time Of Our Lives (UK Club Mix)
11.    Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space
12.    Darude – Sandstorm
13.    Tiesto – Traffic (Tiesto Club Mix)
14.    Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation (DJ Guis Remix)
15.    4 Clubbers – Children
16.    Marc Et Claude – Loving You (DJ Isaac Remix)

The Classics is therefore further confirmation that, as with the birth, and phenomenal growth of the World Of Dance, Derek holds his place at the forefront of dance music – no matter where it may reside.

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June 9, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Damn pesky exams, been keeping me busy the last few weeks! Anyway, firstly, wow for 009, oh my gosh, it was super sweet! Can’t wait to hear the new tune you did with Colin. Secondly, sweet tracklist for the Classics CD, looks like a tearjerker! So, when’s 010 hitting the scene! Need my fix! Later days…

    Comment by Lyle | June 12, 2006 | Reply

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