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023 DEREK TheBandits SOUND REPUBLIC PODCAST

Hiya Friends

Hop you are well!

023 Podcast the first one for 2007 is up! It’s also our First Years Anniversay!

www.soundepublic.co.za 

Enjoy& The Word!

Regards

Derek

January 31, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

3 NEW SHOWS ON DANCE WEB RADIO

Press Release:

WIDENING THE WEB

Since DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson launched Sound Republic Dance Web Radio late last year, the world of critical dance music grew on a truly global scale

Not being one to rest on his laurels, 2007 is the year in which DEREK“TheBandit” looks to celebrate and cement his move into the worldwide web radio with the introduction of three brand new shows to add to his already impressive line-up and network.

Starting Tuesdays at 12H00 is the much lauded and respected Above & Beyond and their weekly Trance Around The World radio show. Having already enjoyed a zero to hero presence on the global dance scene, the show recently received six nominations at the International Dance Music Awards held in Miami, Florida. The trio has also enjoyed two Top 20 hits in the UK, including “Satellite” under their ‘Oceanlab’ alias. Madonna, Dido and Britney have all enjoyed the Above & Beyond treatment, prompting Radio 1’s Pete Tong to describe them as the UK’s new trance superstars”. With their current album Tri-State being heralded as one of the most original trance records, as well as one of last years standout electronic albums by the British press, Sound Republic Dance Web Radio continues to attract only the biggest and best in the business. Their radio show is a popular as their records and remixes, attracting gigabytes worth of gig friendly entertainment to critical beat hungry punters across Africa and around the world. For more about these chart breakers, tastemakers and the compilations that make them great, there is only one direction you need to steer your ADSL powered mouse – www.soundrepublic.co.za, it is after all the platform from which any and all self-respecting records enjoy their real Imzanzi launch.

Next is Greg & Balt’s Phunked Up Wednesday’s. Starting at 08H00, these two London-based Johannesburg natives are currently slicing up and out their own piece of the UK House scene. Playing their unique mix of ‘Blissed ‘n Twisted house in all its many weird and wonderful guises, the British capital cannot seem to get their fill if these two musical monsters. “Join us every Wednesday where we’ll be taking over the net with all things Abso-Phucken-Auralutely-BeataLicious. We’re here to make sure that whatever you’re doing on a Wednesday, you can count on us to be your mid week distraction and entertainment for two hours of the finest, freshest and downright coolest cuts in house and alternative dance music…”

And if that wasn’t enough to keep you locked on and focused – Stephan & Pierre bring you the Euphoric Sessions, each and every Thursday starting at 14H00.

As the host of Euphoric Sessions on SA Radio, London, Stephan Hoffman is active in arranging and producing the show. He has been involved in the dance music industry in South Africa and London for over a decade and is recognized as one of South Africa’s leading players. Names that include Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox, Mauro Picotto, Judge Jules, Dumonde, Cosmic Gate have all shared the bill with this now London resident. As dance A&R Manager for Aardvark Records in the UK, you’re almost guaranteed that the tunes coming out of his record box will only be the freshest from the underground, right onto your laptop. His partner Pierre AKA P.H.A.T.T. is the original founder of the Euphoric Sessions and interestingly enough he broadcasts his link via Namibia, giving the show a genuine global flavour.

Sound Republic Dance Web Radio is clearly busting at the schemes and with more weekly shows from DEREK”TheBandit”, Judge Jules, Graham Gold, Anton Nathrass, Paul Bingham, Dizzy, DJ Costa, Dean Fuel, John Askew, Daryn & Steve Classix, Mikey Gallagher, Leonardo Luis, Chris Palmer and Killer B Psy Trance – listening anywhere other than here is just plain silly.

And if that weren’t enough add the weekly inclusion many more guest mixes and your listening web is spun, kind courtesy of www.soundrepublic.co.za – where all essential trance, dance and house come homes to play.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DIGITAL VERSION OF CD NOW ONLINE

Press Release:

AROUND THE WORLD

2007 has barely arrived and already DEREK”TheBandit” has re-enforced his place as the leader in the dance domain – this time right around the world

On the back of the commercial release of DEREK “TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC Presents ELECTRONICALLY CONNECTED – The Uprising in South Africa late last year, MORE MUSIC and SOUND REPUBLIC are proud to announce that this critically acclaimed album is now available globally!

Whether you are living in London or bungee jumping in Budapest, ELECTRONICALLY CONNECTED – THE UPRISING, is now available to everyone, no matter where in the world you download your must-have music.

The first two international hosts Beatport (www.beatport.com) and Junodownload (www.junodownload.com) makes DEREK”TheBandit” South Africa’s first DJ ever to have a mixed CD in a digital format hosted and sold internationally. Search for More Music in these sites.

MORE MUSIC, (
www.moremusic.co.za) the record label supporting DEREK “TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC Presents ELECTRONICALLY CONNECTED – The Uprising is as excited at this announcement as is his fan base, many of which live in territories that, until now, did not allow access to South Africa’s trance, house and chill-out dance authority.

Launching this album to the global dance community is testament to the talent and conviction of a man who continues to test the boundaries and, as with everything he touches – turn the world onto music that truly matters.

Whether you are local or abroad, “TheBandit” now offers you a new and very novel way to get your fix of remix originality 24/7, 365 and without you even needing to leave your lounge!

With selected tracks from DEREK “TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC Presents ELECTRONICALLY CONNECTED – The Uprising, available as a special mix by the man himself, connect and commit to the New Year’s biggest dance album yet.

Log onto www.soundrepublic.co.za

for your full track listing and more!
1) ARIA PROJECT – TEARS OF AN ANGEL (BINARY FINARY REMIX)

2) JAVAH – ONE BY ONE (CRYES REMIX)

3) MR SAM FT KIRSTY HAWKSHAW – INSIGHT (T4L DEEP IMPACT REMIX)

4) ALIENATION – BEGGARS & KINGS (ORIGINAL MIX)

5) ALIENATION – GRAVITY (DEREK”TheBandit” VS EUPHORIC SOUL REMIX)

6) SOLARFORCE – TRANCESCAPE (DEREK”TheBandit” VS EUPHORIC SOUL REMIX)

7) DEREK THE BANDIT VS ERIC M – MOORGATES MOONGOSE (BEYOND VISION REMIX)

8) DEREK”TheBandit” VS BEYOND VISION – PICK UP THE PIECES (IAN BETTS REMIX)

9) ELUDE – PURGATORY (IAN BETTS REMIX)

10) RENE ALBLAZE – AUTUM AGAIN (JASON VAN WYK REMIX)

11) ANTON NATHRAS & ADL – ELEVATE ((DEREK”TheBandit” VS BEYOND VISION REMIX)

12) BUBBLEFISH – STAR OF IBIZA (SEAN TYAS REMIX)

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BACK & READY FOR 2007

Hiya

I hope you are well and had a Fantastic Festive Season!

Our Sound Republic offices opened today after a hectic festive season and a weeks break in Umhlanga, much needed bonding time with my girls!!

Our little Jema celebrated her 3RD Birthday on the 8th of January, see pic….

Sound Republic Dance Web Radio, starts with new shows on Monday 22 January, plus some new shows joining our network!

The next Podcast will be up on the 31st of January, I have got so many cool tunes to play for you!!!

Regards DTB

January 17, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment