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DEREK "TheBandit" BLASTING THROUGH THE "POD?SPHERE" FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE WORLD! As technology morphs, so does the world of dance and DEREK "TheBandit" is, yet again at the forefront taking original music to every corner of the globe. You know him for his killer sets, you love the impressive number of qualified and critically acclaimed dance compilations he's released ? now "The Bandit" is embracing all things digital. PODCASTING is the future and Derek is there, in association with Blackdot IT SOLUTIONS, he begins broadcasting an hour-long show, ready for download at "The Bandit's" website ( from 1 February 2006. Known as DEREK "TheBandit's" SOUND REPUBLIC, this exciting extension to his already broad and varied portfolio, he loves the medium, and as "TheBandit" does with everything he touches, intends delivering a show filled with originality, spontaneity and only the very finest in music sourced throughout South Africa. ?This is such and extraordinarily exciting time in music and I have been looking for a way to go beyond our borders and my podcasts will do just that.? With all tracks ?pod-friendly?, ?TheBandit? has secured the rights from each and every DJ/producer and writer of all that the world will hear when they download the monthly digital dance experience. ?Podcasting is seeing music go back to the underground,? Derek says. ?Technology makes it possible for me to gain access to some of this country?s freshest talent, which I aim to take into the mainstream and expose it to as many punters as possible.? Podcasting offers you the choice on just how you get your dance fix. With bandwidth becoming less of a problem in South Africa with the fast growing world of ADSL at home and work, the phenomena is catching on in a big way. It?s recommended that podcast files be downloaded from the fasted possible connection for quick access. Whether you burn your session onto CD for later listening, or moving to your stereo, car or your MP3, the options are there for the picking. Initially the show will be posted monthly, with the aim and expected popularity to drive it to become a weekly must-have for all discerning fans of dance. ?TheBandit?s? ethos and mantra is: ?chase new talent, chase new music and celebrate it with the masses. We so often look outside of our own country to gauge what?s hot, when in reality, so much more is literally busting out of our own backyard, and I will be showcasing as much of that raw talent as I possibly can within the hour.? With three mixes, one of which will be a chill-out session and full two features, the 60 minutes will be jam-packed. One of the features is brought to you by South Africa?s leading gaming monthly magazine, NAG (New Age Gaming), added to which motivational speaker Justin Cohen will slip in alongside the decks to share and edify the download diligent. With add-ons and more surprises waiting in the wings, podcasting with ?The Bandit? is about to change the way you listen, what you hear and how you hear it. ?It?s great to be able to download and listen when you are ready,? Derek exits. ?Radio is a great medium and I love it ? podcasting at the other end of the spectrum gives the listener the power to play, replay and party when they are up for it, and that?s colossal.? Bookmark and get the low-down on how to subscribe to what is set to become the next generation of dance dissemination ? brought to you by South Africa?s biggest and best in the business, DEREK?TheBandit?. ?Ends
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