DEREK\”TheBandit\’s\” Blog

The Life Of A DJ




DIGIFEST aka William Gets

Always been interested in music, was playing the piano when 6 years old Never quite directed my life to music, even though very passionate about it. Something always got in the way had a crasy life studying as a game ramger, working in the bush, getting married, back packing round the world fo 3 years came back to SA, again, instead of starting music I went into graphic design (gotta put bread on the table) ending up starting brainstorm advertising This company is taking up 80% of my energy but is giving me the resources to follow my dream of doing music have been able to buy equipment and put on events etc.

Done some great events in the trance market of Cape town ( has got all the pics) have written one trance CD (or coolection of songs to made availabel over the internet) called Soul Trance which is due for release as soon as I can get the gap to sound engineer the compostion properly, the songs given for this podcast are part of this first CD. I have tried to write dark aggressie music but I always end up writing uplifting trance.
People have said that my music is so uplifting that they don’t need to take drugs! So I have a bit of an angle where I challenge pepole to dance naturally and really trance hard until you reach that natural euphoria of sound synchronised sound and body movement When wife got pregnant I Got approached by to write a meditation
CD directed towards mothers and babies. CD is called Rocking Chair and is available at That was a very interesting journey of writing totally peaceful, slow, meditation, ambient music in comparison to making it as fast and lively as possible. Am writing new trance music now. Working on two tunes at the moment, one for my daughter Amber a nd one called Afrika. These tunes will be heard live for the first time at our gig on 18 August. GOnna do some stunning decor, digifest and brainstorm is well known for our decor, so people are not only going to feel great from they music that you and I are going to play but the decor itself is gonna be uplifting!

1) Papaya Body Butter
2) Interview vai Skye
3) Ambers Energy
4) 26-06
5) Hypertrophy

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August 14, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Wow bru, you weren’t joking when you said “…from South Africa to the world!” But Russia? 😉 Super sweet D, showcase our stuff, BRING THE NOISE!!! Downloading 014 as we speak, sounds encouraging from the little writeup. Anyway, have it large bru! Later days…

    PS. When we gonna hear the new tune on the podcast?

    Comment by Lyle | August 15, 2006 | Reply

  2. “People have said that my music is so uplifting that they don’t need to take drugs! – CANT WAIT TO GIVE 014 A LISTEN!” 😀
    BTW, Stone’s (DBN) was banging on Friday nite last week! Thanx for making my first time there worthwhile Derek! 😉
    Oh, Im wearing the T-Shirt today! LOL!!!!!! :-O
    Russian Mafia beware coz ‘The Bandit’s’ gonna grace your air! :-p – (ok! ok! – I know…. LAME?!?) – Nice-One Derek! hehehe! %-O
    L8er Dudez!

    Comment by Psychedelic Phreak (Suman) | August 15, 2006 | Reply

  3. Sup D. Listened to 014, interesting to say the least. Very open ended trance, sort of reminded me of the Chemical Brothers in the way the music never seemed to stick to one genre. Quite cool all in all! Anyway, later days…

    Comment by Lyle | August 16, 2006 | Reply

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