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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 –, 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 – where all essential trance, dance and house come homes to play.


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