DEREK\”TheBandit\’s\” Blog

The Life Of A DJ

MARK PILGRIM CHILLING OUT!

Imagine a world with no cell phones and no internet. We found it…only a 3-hour drive from Johannesburg!

Having suffered a heart attack 2 months ago, my wife and I resolved that we would have a little more “down time” every now and then, especially when there is a public holiday.

http://www.gotravel24.com/theme/adventure/mark-pilgrims-down-time-nungubane

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The definitive truth about 9/11 is here!

The definitive truth about 9/11 is here.

You MUST watch this documentary.

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

THE STRANGLERS PLAY LIVE IN THE ISLE OF MAN

LIVE IN THE ISLE OF MAN

LIVE IN THE ISLE OF MAN

Today I was in Douglas and saw a poster for one of my favourite bands. I was first introduced to the band by my radio mentor Barney Simon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranglers They had fantastic hits like Golden Brown released in 1981 and my all time fav Skin Deep from the album Aural Sculpture released in 1984. I’m taking my mate Nick with me for a boys night out! Tuesday 28 October …..Can’t wait!

September 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SOUTH AFRICA FROM HERE?

I think it is a sad day for any country when it’s President is ousted from office. It’s been a long time coming and the ANC have been waitng for it’s chance to remove him from office. Mbeki has been a elusive President, spending more time out of the country and not being on hand to deal with the countries numerous issues.

His legacy will be how he didn’t handle the HIV issue and let thousands of his people die. How he brokered a sham power sharing deal in Zimbabwe.

My question is this, “Where to for South Africa from here?”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7628122.stm

September 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DEREK”TheBandit”

http://strivepr.com/2008/09/20/isle-of-man-welcomes-social-media-pro/

DTB KITCHEN BAR

DTB KITCHEN BAR

September 20, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

COFFEE WITH JUSTIN COHEN – PODCAST

02 DEREK”TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC

PRESENTS

“COFFEE WITH JUSTIN COHEN”

Justin Cohen is the author of the books Create Your Self and Natural Ecstasy.
He writes and presents a personal development audio book series called Lifebuilder.
Justin presented and produced an SABC 3 television talk show, where he interviewed
experts on success such as American Presidential consultant, Dr John Maxwell.
He speaks and trains in companies across South Africa and abroad. Justin’s areas
of expertise are in Motivation, Sales, Customer Satisfaction, Leadership, Mcing
and Change. He has an honours degree in Psychology.

http://www.justinpresents.com/

More info: www.soundrepublic.co.za

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September 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

060 DEREK TheBandits SOUND REPUBLIC PODCAST

060 DEREK”TheBandit’s” SOUND REPUBLIC

PODCAST XTRA 15 SEPTEMBER 2008

CLASSIC RADIO SHOW: 2004 LIVE FROM CAFE MAMBO – IBIZA

Enjoy The Memories!

File Size: 44 MB
Upload Date: 14 SEPTEMBER 2008

More info: www.soundrepublic.co.za

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is a test of the new ping.fm, will be interesting to see how this works!

September 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

COFFEE WITH PODCAST

coffee with podcast

coffee with podcast

Press Release

VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE

After 18 years, countless compilations, a radio legacy and a worldwide web audience, DEREK“TheBandit” Richardson is flying the coop

As one chapter closes, so another begins and for “TheBandit” it’s as ever, web-active. Derek may have packed up his studio and shipped it off to hemispheres north, but his music, passion and a commitment to all that has helped in making him great is the focus of his newest preoccupation – Derek “The Bandits” SOUND REPUBLIC PRESENTS – “Coffee with… ”.

The podcast series hosted at http://www.soundrepublic.co.za is “TheBandit” in conversation with people who have made an impact on the life of one of South Africa’s foremost producers and dance music campaigners.

With a career that began at 5fm and grew to become a franchise under the banner World Of Dance, Derek is going retrospective with interviews with everyone from indie music authority Barney Simon through to Justin Cohen all have played a critical role in shaping the man that is “TheBandit” today.

Insightful, funny and quite simply all the things that soundrepublic.co.za has become over the years – engaging, this final locally produced podcast series is a must if understanding what makes the institution that is “TheBandit” tick.

“The series is bittersweet for me,” Derek acknowledges. “Everyone included on the Derek “The Bandits” SOUND REPUBLIC PRESENTS – “Coffee with… ” Series are people who indirectly or directly impacted my life and my career to such an extent that acknowledging their contribution is important to me, especially as I leave South Africa en route to bringing what I do to the world.”

With technology on the right side of keeping the punters who gave “TheBandit” the platform to play happy, soundrepublic.co.za, the home of all things dance dedicated remains very much alive and kicking into the future.

“I may have relocated geographically,” Richardson acknowledges, “but the music and mission to move the masses remains very much alive and globally well from soundrepublic.co.za. With my move to the British Isles things can only get bigger and better for all who’ve supported me over the years.”

Add first hand exposure to the very latest from around the world and with his ties to all things South African very much intact, the likelihood of an increased content offering over all is pretty damn good.

“I’ve never been one to rest on my laurels,” Richardson admits, “so rest assured as with the “Coffee with… “Podcast series, I will be bringing more music with real-time regularity back home at the mere click of mouse.”

First Podcast will be Published Online on Thursday 4th September 2008.

SOUND REPUBLIC
www.soundrepublic.co.za

September 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment