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Featuring awesome tunes from Tony Finger, Bump ‘n Grind, Darren Afrika, Halycon (JFN Bootleg Mix), John Askew – Chime, Deems – Tears Of Hope (Aly & Fila Remix)

Plus many more top quality tunes!

Thanks to all the artists & labels for supporting the
New Media Revolution!


July 31, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Monday 30 July 2007

Press Release


With Sound Republic’s Dance Web Radio spreading further and wider, what better way to celebrate its reach by signing up four brand new shows

Well that’s exactly what DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson’s phenomenally successful Sound Republic’s Dance Web Radio has done. Since launch late last year, the domain of the dance discerning has grown in leaps and bounds, attracting the biggest names in the business, and the four newest arrivals are no different.

First up, is Dinner In Ibiza, presented by Tony H. Broadcast out of Milan, Italy, this international dance show that celebrates the best in modern chillin’. From the shows inception two years ago, this two long lounge, electronic chill, deep house and nu-jazz fest is a favourite amongst the faithful and now, via Dance Web Radio is now available here too.

Next up in the mix is Steve Sorel, one of dance music’s fastest rising stars. Often described as “the underground’s best-kept secret”, this talent’s ability to wow a crowd needs to be heard in order for it to be truly appreciated. By day Steve heads up SHEER Dance, a division of SHEER Music, Sorel has immersed himself in, worked and played with the very best in the business. Thanks to you too can now play along. So if decant mix of house music, meticulously and seamlessly mixed has you looking for you dancing shoes, click here.

Cape Town’s Tony Finger steps up to decks with the third new Dance Web Radio inclusion. Having honed his skill from the age of 16, Tony’s interest in more than just dance has insured that his sets, that comprise deep funk and oh-so sexy house with a smattering of electro to keep listeners from overheating, resemble more than just a one-night-stand. Having recently launched his own record label, this mix master has played alongside the likes of Daft Punk, Bob Sinclair, Junior Sanchez, Deep Dish and having remixed for Prime Circle, this clearly versatile talent’s Dance Web Radio residency is set to keep you downloading long after hours.
Last up is the duo of McMurdo & BenKay, each of whom has made a name for themselves in their own right in, building rooms into a frenzy of dance euphoria across South Africa close off the current new entries at Dance Web Radio. Benkay DJay cut his grooves with residencies at Apollo, Aqua Lounge in Rivonia, through to five-hour-long Hardstyle sets at Zepplins in Pretoria, all have led up to the release of BenKay DJay’s Tech-Line remix of Sis n Jones’ ripping dance floor favourite of “Set Your Mind Free”. Also known as Bass Boy, BenKay has also released his first Hardstyle E.P, “In The Beginning” and with underground tracks at his disposal, he tears any crowd out of their apathy and onto the dancefloor at the drop of a disc.
McMurdo’s style choices include Trance, Electro and Deep House. His most defining characteristic is his passion for sexy, provocative vocal tracks; his flirting between brazen love and hedonistic debauchery guarantees dance floors heave the second he hits 45 RPM. Having played alongside the likes of Ryan Dent, Brett Jackson, Erica Elle, Hayley Hunter and Vanessa to mention a few, the combination of BenKay & McMurdo is nothing shy of bordering on the illicit.

Sound Republic’s Dance Web Radio is fast becoming the world’s most credible hub of dance originality the web has yet experienced. With more variety and groundbreaking tracks and weekly shows from Derek “TheBandit”, Stephan & Pierre,  Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Graham Gold, Dizzy, DJ Costa, Daryn & Steve Classix, Mikey Gallagher, Chris Palmer, Allen Vendetta, Dave Skinz,  and Killer B Psy Trance, your biggest challenge is to stay connected… for longer if you want the beats to linger.

With the four news shows freshly squeezed, is where the beat is at, where all essential trance, dance and house live, breathe and bang out, not only the biggest new music, but also the best to boot.

For more information go to

July 30, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


We are half way through the year.
So I thought it would be a good time
to Chillout, so here it is for you!


60 Minutes of Blissful Tunes!

Featuring: One Day Remains, Sandie Shaw,
Alf Kelty, Osunlade plus many more…

Enjoy & Spread The Word My Friends

Warm Regards

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment