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In his pursuit of global dance domination, DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson takes another step closer with the introduction of DEREK”TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC DANCE WEB RADIO

“TheBandit” clearly knows no boundaries if his latest launch is anything to go by. Confirmed as one of the world’s most progressive dance DJ’s and producers Richardson takes the digital domain to new heights. Not only has he recently celebrated his redesigned and content rich virtual home, – but now he’s proud to announce Sound Republic Dance Web Radio.

Applauded as one of the foremost DJ’s on terrestrial radio, Sound Republic Dance Web Radio is the logical next step for “TheBandit” and Sound Republic as an essential dance domain, not only in a South African context, but the rest of the world too.

With many first time exclusives and shows designed and broadcast Sound Republic’s credentials already make it one of the country’s most visited online environments dedicated to dance. Whether it is podcasts, gig guides album launches all are prepared especially for fans of all this dance creditable and cutting edge. Ultimately it’s a space that continues to evolve daily.

In what must surely be Sound Republic’s biggest single announcement yet, the site is now a fully-fledged, real-time radio station, broadcasting to the world as DEREK”TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC – Dance Web Radio.

With daily, weekly and monthly shows, Dance Web Radio insists that all self respecting followers of electronic dance music – real radio click through daily for the very latest and freshest beat-filled originality coming from all four corners of the globe.

Not only will “TheBandit” bring you his own two hour mix matches daily, but the likes of Judge Jules – The Global Warm Up, Graham Gold, , Sied Van Riel, Dizzy, DJ Costa, Dean Fuel (Opium CT), Paul Bingham (Chameleon Music), Chris Palmer (Layered Sounds), Anton Nathrass (Trance Plant), Daryn (Numbers Dance Club – East London) clock in weekly.

Monthly VIP’s include: Ricardo De Costa (SA), Justin Vee (SA), Lady Lea (SA), John Askew (UK), Ian Betts (UK), Matt Darey (UK), Simon Eve (UK) and Joe Cozzi form the US of A. This list is merely the tip of the top, with many more names and faces you’ll definitely want to tune in to.

With a call to all up and coming DJ’s to engage with Dance Web Radio and to potentially have their own banging Saturday set, DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson, Sound Republic and Dance Web Radio is changing the way we all plug in, switch on and become one with the beat.

Go to
explore and bookmark the following must hear sets:


Electronically Connected
Mon to Thurs 14h00 – 16h00 & Friday 10h00 – 12H00

Judge Jules
The Global Warm Up, EXCLUSIVE TO DWR & South Africa
Friday 14h00 – 16h00

Graham Gold
Friday 12h00 – 14h00

Sied Van Riel – Netherlands
Dizzy – The Diz Factor
DJ Costa – (Bump Fame) – The Dance Vault
Dean Fuel – (Opium CT) – Sex, Drugs & Dean Fuel
Paul Bingham – Chameleon Music
Chris Palmer – Layered Sounds
Anton Nathrass – Trance Plant
Daryn – (Numbers East London) – The Origins Of Dance


Calling all up-an-coming DJ’s to the decks! Contact “TheBandit” for further information


Chill Out Sessions


Ricardo De Costa – SA
Justin Vee – SA
Lady Lea – SA
John Askew – UK
Ian Betts – UK
Matt Darey – UK
Simon Eve – UK
Joe Cozzi – USA

October 5, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. YEA BABY!!! This is the business…Much respekt for pulling this off the ground D….love your work….cause i will be loving mine…thanks to dance web radio!!!


    Comment by The Coach | October 9, 2006 | Reply

  2. DanceWebR – WILD MAN!!! :-DDD

    Now, i just hafta find a way to listen to it on my fone…. :-O 😉

    Awesome Awesome Derek….


    Comment by Psychedelic Phreak (Suman) | October 11, 2006 | Reply

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